SEEKINGKeyboard, Upright bass, Accordion.
We're an indie folk band, drawing from British and Irish traditions of folk and pop, with occasional hints of latin.
Our songs are typically stories with strong melody lines and harmonies, and we look for interesting instrumentation. Our latest album, Time In The Trees, has taken us into earthy territory where we're using harmonium, dulcitone and double bass, and we're looking to experiment and develop in this direction.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 21 2018
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 55 years
Members Of Band
Alan - voice / acoustic guitar / harmonium
Carla - voice / stomp box / percussion
Guy - drums
Steve - bass, keyboards
I Shall Take My Time
I Shall Take My TimeThe "B-side" of A Little Space.
A Little Space
A Little Space
Off The Grid
Off The Grid
BramblesBased on the book Murder Most Florid by forensic botanist, Dr Mark Spencer. Brambles will grow where bad people go, to do unspeakable things. Produced and co-written by Boo Hewerdine. Engineered and arranged by Chris Pepper.
All My Friends v03 rough
All My Friends v03 roughRough draft demo
Paul The Bag
Paul The BagPaul is a real person. I met him on the 2132 from London Victoria to Bognor Regis one evening, where he broke my hand. He burst into the train carriage where I was sitting on my own, and demanded that he sit in my seat. Paul was in his mid 60s, and bristling with anger, which he seemed to want to talk about. Once I moved seats, he calmed down a little and told me that he’d just lost a lot of money gambling and apologised for making me move. He then told me that he had previously been a gangster, working in Charlie Richardson’s gang in South London. He told me his name was “Paul The Bag” because it was his job to carry illicit goods, and seemed genuinely surprised that I hadn’t heard of him. Paul then showed me what a life of working in a gang had done to his hands. He had fingers like a pack of heavily scarred frozen sausages and noted that my hands had clearly never done a day’s work in their lives. He then showed me what they do to hands like mine in his gang, bending my fingers back until a metatarsal snapped. I have no idea why I let him do this.
Time Keeps Rolling
Time Keeps RollingDedicated to Alan's father in law, George Perry, who played his Paul Robeson record every Sunday.
CinnabarMastered by Tim Young @ The Metropolis Studios, 23 November 2017. Converted into AAC so not full resolution.
Three Hail Marys
Three Hail MarysEvery family has its myths, and one of ours is that my grandfather was excommunicated from the Catholic church for hitting a priest. My father always swore that it wasn’t true, but at his funeral, it was the main topic of conversation. Three Hail Marys was basically the first song that I wrote, based on an exercise to write something about your family, and helped by a folk singer from Newcastle, Eric Sharp. I ignored it for over a year as I assumed it couldn’t have been any good, but when we played it live, it quickly became the audience’s and my father’s favourite.