Watching Planes

Genre: 
Folk
Americana

It's a catchy, melodic blend of styles like a modern-day White Album. Someone said 60s vibe with a Britpop twist, people say Crowded House and Squeeze but we think Lennon McCartney. We're free on this date now because Folk/Americana festival, Platform, has just announced they will be taking a break this year having rebooked us. Last time we performed alongside The Shires, Badly Drawn Boy and Gretchen Peters. We've just soft-released an EP on Bandcamp, see link below. And we're in negotiations with a Reading-based record label. An Aylesbury-based producer is doing some mastering on home recordings on the website once drums have been re-recorded properly. I'm from Goring and band members used to be Oxford-based. Locally there's been great reaction to the songs. We've had great reviews from industry professionals and local impresarios alike, and have played summer festivals. The Wokingham Paper reviewed us saying: Watching Watching Planes - the band lit up the stage with their energetic set as the sun came down on the final day of the festival. Several songs have made the finals of the UK Songwriting Contest judged on originality of melody, chords and lyrics as well as overall likeability, resulting in radio play on the BBC. "Nice and McCartney-ish. Very good songs, these! I like this stuff, right up my street - you're very talented.” Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Oasis, Robbie Williams). "8/10... Interesting chord sequence and a memorable tune. Sounds a bit like Paul McCartney, we think. A very talented man." Linda Serck (BBC Radio). "It's our intention to sign you." Ben Price / Chris Grayston (Live & Unsigned / Head of A&R, Future Music Management). “You sound like a young Paul McCartney… you have a rare talent. Wonderful music.” Matt Saunders (Weyfest & Open Mic). "Really wish I could write songs like that." - Jonathan Fernando (Wall To Wall TV talent scout for The Voice). "The songs are excellent! But just remember, A&R is nothing to do with how good music is... The major music business has lost its way, no question." Fran Ashcroft (Gorillaz, Dandy Warhols). "I'm pleased to say we are interested in your songs - let me know what kind of deal you're looking for!" David Buskell (World Domination Music). "I am seriously keen on getting behind you as an artist. I could get you a deal with an indie label." Mike Puskas (Producer, Independent Label). "It's good to work on some interesting songs for a change!" Ian Catt (Mercury Prize Nominee, Saint Etienne). We look forward to playing Thame!!! As further musical pedigree, my auntie Evelyn from Thame used to run Bag End Music, booking agent for folk bands! Kristian

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