Entries by ben_thompson

Rosie’s retrospective: Musical highlights from 2016

Jack Savoretti is an artist I came across toward the end of the year and I’m so glad I did.  He has a similar soul/rock tone to Paolo Nuttini (maybe it’s an Italian thing!!) which I really like.  Then, of course, there’s Rosie Lowe who I’ve mentioned before and who I continue to listen to whenever I can.  I always enjoy listening to some 70s’ […]

Rich’s ‘Most Listened To’

I’m currently listening to The Bros Landreth. I like it because they have everything I love about music…great song writing, impeccable vocals and harmonies and tasteful guitar playing. They also draw from so many different genres that I love like Blues, Rock, Country and Jazz. When I’m in the studio with the band I try […]

Russell’s Musical Passions

I find it difficult to stick to one particular genre of music and this is partly due to my passion for playing several different musical instruments: the saxophone, guitar, bass and piano.  I was raised on Motown, yet I love listening to jazz and modern alternative rock and pop.  Artists that inspire me:  Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the Beatles, […]

Colin’s ‘Most Listened To’

I have a passion for all styles and genres of music and my favourite songs span a pretty eclectic mix.  If I had to choose three songs that consistently inspire me, they would be ‘Love Rears Its Ugly Head’ by Living Colour; ‘Jeremy’ by Pearl Jam and ‘Hejira’ by Joni Mitchell”, mainly because of the amazing […]

Wayne’s Retrospective – inspiration from 2016

One of my greatest passions is discovering new musicians and artists and 2016 was a great year for me in terms of uncovering some great sounds, several for the first time. Of those I listened to, these really stood out: I came across a song called ‘The Greatest’ by a group called King. I really […]

Jules’ drumming mentors and maestros

“As the least experienced musician in the band, my teacher is particularly important to my progress and I have been lucky to have had a few lessons from my friend, the great Benny Greb in Hamburg. https://bennygreb.de. Benny’s teaching technique is very relevant to me and his patience has helped me enormously.  However badly I play […]

Wayne’s ‘Most Listened To…

One of the bands I am really enjoying at the moment is Tame Impala. Their latest album ‘Currents’ has some very interesting ideas. The first song on the album, ‘Let it happen’ has a really great driving feel to it. I love the use of synths on this album too. Some very cool retro 80s sounds! […]

Supporting Jools Holland – 12th & 13th November

So a double blog entry after a most exhilarating weekend supporting Jools Holland at the massive Harrogate International Centre on Friday and York’s biggest venue, the Barbican, on Saturday.  We were very pleased with our performance on Friday, our only regret was that it was difficult to see the audience… just a black void for […]

Rosie’s ‘Most Listened to’

We’ve been really busy in the studio lately, rehearsing new material for our forthcoming album and making some important finishing touches to songs that we feel are almost ready to go.  These are creative, hectic and fun times and I always find it helps to listen to some great music for added inspiration and, well…just pleasure […]