Will played at our original folk Saturday three years ago: it is a delight to have him back with his latest album and setup.
Wonderful Americana BBC Music Introducing
Will’s piano-based songs and Weasel’s superb drumming on a stripped-down kit make a heady and hypnotic sound that’s both highly original and hugely accessible Grapevine for Music
Will Lawton & Weasel Howlett released their debut album ‘Fossils of the Mind’ in January 2018. They have recently been signed by Supermarine Music and spent the early part of the year touring and promoting their new music. Weasel brings a dynamic sonic energy to the piano based, soulful and honest songs written by Will. The live performances are free flowing and expressive as genres move through rock, Americana, drum and bass, folk and singer-songwriter. Listen to their music on Spotify or by visiting their website.
The Phoenix River Band’s roots stretch back over 20 years and with a large back catalogue of original and varied songs stretching over 5 albums PRB (and its earlier incarnations) has performed with many classic bands including Wishbone Ash, 10cc, The Blockheads, Yardbirds, Curved Air, The Christians, Focus and Walter Trout. Throughout the journey the songs have consistently originated from the pen of Chris Melhuish (guitar/vocals)– but the interpretation and ‘fingerprint’ sound is down to the musicianship of the band: Andy Allpass (keys), Dave Dunster (drums), Syd Riley (guitar) and Mike Pitt (bass). PRB has a family element too with daughters Jo Melhuish and Shelley Dunster in the vocals department. With its recent album ‘Empty Road’ one review said “Like cruising in a cadillac with Chris Rea at the wheel and Pink Floyd and the Allman Brothers in the back”.
Album samples on:
PRB website: www.
PRB Album ‘Empty Road’ on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.