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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Sunday 24th April 2016

Headline Act: Cracks In The Land

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Cracks In The Land are a band with a love of tight grooves, 3 part harmonies, big melodies and guitars. Their influences meander from Fleetwood Mac to Crowded House, detouring to make no two musical journeys the same.

The band formed at the end of 2013, had a few lineup changes, produced an E.P. “Beautiful Parade”, supported Cutting Crew, appeared in several festivals, radio and played gigs in London and Berlin. In 2014 with the arrival of Bill and Ben :), on guitars and percussion the sound was complete.

With a big bag of original songs, they will be recording early in 2016 but at the moment are having a blast gigging and experimenting with live sound. 

Check out our facebook page to keep in touch with upcoming gigs and random classic cover versions.

Cracks In The Land are Bob Melrose - guitar,vocals, Meya Rein - vocals, Ben Armstrong - percussion,drums, Bill Burke - guitar, vocals.

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Joanne Louise Parker

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Fans say that Joanne Louise Parker has a voice which “makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck”. A regular on the open mic scene, she can silence a room during performances of her a cappella songs. The past year has been spent recording her debut album “Moontide” along with Brighton based producer Max Gilkes which contains orchestrated evolutions of Joanne’s original songs. Joanne has travelled extensively and performed her songs to audiences great and small from the West Coast of the US to as far east as Russia and recent support slot credits include Eliza Carthy, Gretchen Peters, Brian Kennedy and Jane Siberry.

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Milly McCarron

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Milly was first inspired, by Avril Lavigne, to pick up an electric guitar when she was 6 years old. A few years later she started singing and now mainly plays acoustic guitar and occasionally the ukulele or piano.

She has been providing live music across Surrey, Sussex and Kent since she was 13, at a variety of venues including cafes, restaurants, hotels, pubs, weddings, partys and festivals. Her sets consist of popular covers and originals, with her songwriting influences mainly coming from country music, and her voice and tone having a natural country style.

Visits to Nashville, Tennessee, have provided Milly with inspiration and on one visit was able to perform some of her original songs at the legendary Bluebird Cafe.

Her love of music combined with the opportunities to play live for people, is how she enjoys her spare time.

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Teri Bradley

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Teri Bradley -- a singer /songwriter,from London, born Clapham South London.

I signed to Elton John's 'Rocket Records' at 15 years and signed to Mccasso Productions as a professional session singer, singing on commercial campaigns such as Evian, Elmlea, Birds Dream Topping, Barbie, Milky Way and Selfridges' major campaign 'There's no place like it' for TV and radio.

I then left Rocket Records to collaborate with different songwriters. I met Kevin Byrd of the band Haysi Fantaysee, who was signed to Virgin Publishing, and we started a duo called Cupid Mount Etna; we recorded demos and performed gigs around London.

We then formed a rock band called Cherry and performed a showcase for Dave Ambrose, at Nomis studios, who signed Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, The Sex Pistols, Talk Talk... Although Cherry didn't go the distance I ended up co-writing with Dave on his material which inspired me to start writing my own material.

Colin Thurston, producer of Duran Duran and engineer for David Bowie's'Heroes' album, paid for studio time with session musicians to record a series of demos. My first gig I did with Dave, I met my future husband Mark Bradley, lead singer of Undergound Circus, who had just signed to Planet 3, Sanctuary Music (now Universal Music).

I then sang on Mark's album, we had our first daughter Darcey, now married with four daughters, and throughout, never stopped writing music, and co-writing with my husband and on my own.

I have written an album -- The Journey -- and I am in the process of recording it.

I am very happy to be making my debut at The Grey Lady on the 23rd of February 2016, and will be singing songs from my forthcoming album which I hope you enjoy. T x

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