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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tuesday 30th May 2017

Headline Act: Orfila

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ORFILA are a UK country band consisting of siblings Abi, Louise and Matt Orfila from Folkestone in Kent. They have regularly appeared in local newspapers and magazines since forming in 2012 and they have been featured several times on BBC Radio Kent’s Saturday Morning Show with James Whale and also on BBC Radio Kent’s Country Hour with Dave Cash. In late 2013 they supported Dodgy and Sharon Shannon and began 2014 by supporting Beverley Craven and legendary singer songwriter Albert Hammond. They released their debut album “Writing on the Wall” later that year which received positive reviews and played the main stage at the Gibraltar Music Festival (one of Europe’s biggest music events) alongside acts such as The Script, Rita Ora, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), John Newman, James Arthur, Maxi Priest, Scouting For Girls, Reef, Ella Eyre and Newton Faulkner.

2016 saw the band gain major success by being chosen by the world famous Yamaha Music London to play the Big Entrance Stage at the prestigious Country To Country music festival at The O2 Arena in London. The international festival is devoted to country music with many top artists from the USA appearing in the line up including Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church. The band is now officially recognised as Yamaha Music supported artists.

Following on from the success of their debut album the band began working on their second album “Never Slowin’ Down” and teamed up with renowned producer Sean Genockey (engineer for The Who), the legendary drummer Liam Genockey (from Steeleye Span), Lee Pomeroy (currently playing bass guitar in Jeff Lynne’s ELO), the award winning BJ Cole on pedal steel, Jessie May Smart on fiddle (another member from the Steeleye camp and also a band member for Katie Melua), Rascal Flatts guitarist/banjo player Travis Toy and Tommy Yankton (also a guitarist with Rascal Flatts). The first single from the album reached the top 10 of the UK Country Chart and was premiered on BBC Radio Kent. In September ORFILA opened for The Stereophonics, Heather Small, The Fratellis and Jess Glynne at the Gibraltar Music Festival and then toured Nashville, playing at venues that country music legends Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson had all previously played.

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Isabella Coulstock

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Isabella is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Kent.

She’s a regular on the live scene playing venues such as The Bedford in Balham, The Troubadour, The Trinity Theatre, Pizza Express Live Room, The Grey Lady, various festivals and an “Under The Apple Tree’ session for Bob Harris.

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Pete Falloon

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Exmouth, Devon based multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Pete Falloon launched his debut album Reed In The River on 25 November 2016. He's supported Britpop legends Dodgy, and UK funk heroes The Blockheads. BBC Introducing In Devon said of his live session "Beautiful vocals, haunting, heartfelt lyrics and just exceptionally constructed songs...WOW!". The album has received great reviews and widespread radio play from the UK, USA, Netherlands and Canada:

"Beautiful folk pop" - Folk Radio UK
"Lovely"...- R2 Magazine
"absolutely stunning" - Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio.
"Serious folk-pop hit potential" - Americana UK.
"Lovely"..."Delicate and appealing folk-pop" - R2 Magazine

Chris Hawkins has given Lay Down In The Morning Light several plays on BBC Radio 6, saying of the track:
"As beautiful as they come.. proper craftsmanship songwriting.. Simon & Garfunkel meets the Byrds.. capturing daybreak quite perfectly".
"Absolutely gorgeous.. it's elegant, it's thoughtful, it's optimistic too"

 Similar to the self-styled Paisley Overground movement pioneered by bands such as Co-pilgrim and The Dreaming Spires, Pete's music draws a line through many of the classic folk/pop acts of the psychedelic era such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds and James Taylor, to modern greats such as R.E.M., The Stone Roses as well as taking in influence from more contemporary acts such as Canadian Americana band The Barr Brothers. 

On the subject of the influence of the spectacular, idyllic beauty of the West Country in his music, he says that “the music is definitely influenced by my love for the natural environment, and inspired by living in Devon - the moors, coast, countryside, rivers and skies here are something very special”.

Reed In The River was produced by Pete’s brother Matthew Falloon, mixed by Tim Wills (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds/The Cure) and mastered by Pete Maher (Patti Smith/Jack White). Reed In The River was recorded over three four-day sessions at the vintage-equipped, hit factory Vale Studios in Gloucestershire. The band included Pete Falloon on acoustic/electric guitars and mandolin, Matthew Falloon on bass/guitar/mandolin/wurlitzer and Paul Everest on drums/percussion. Pete plays live solo, in a duo (with Matt Palmer, or his brother Matthew, on guitar), and as a 3 piece or 4 piece band (adding Mischa Bray from The Orange Circus on mandolin to the studio band).

The album is now available to stream and download on digital channels (iTunes, Amazon, Tidal, Deezer, Spotify etc) and as a limited edition gatefold CD from his bandcamp site.


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MusicStation Presents

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