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Horatio James formed in London when singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Gable, was joined by fiddle-player, Paul Smith; bassist, Edd Kirby; mandolin and banjo-player, Iven Stead; and percussionist Aaron Fegan (later Mark Gilyead). With a range of musical backgrounds and interests, their songs of malevolence, estrangement and heartache are delivered with an authentic folky twang and warm, soulful melodies. They have performed all around the capital and recently released their first album, Sirens and Sunwheels.

BIO

Horatio James, with their traditional sound, pour their musical personalities and quiet energy into songs about melodramatic songbirds, polygamist rivers and two young lovers, finally able to marry when they both die.

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contact

James Gable

Flat 10 Gilling Court, Belsize Grove

Belsize Park, London NW3 4UY

horatiojamesband@gmail.com

jamesgablemusic@gmail.com

07701359996

 

Paul Smith

28 Bourne Avenue, Southgate

London N14 6PD

smiffyjnr@aol.com

07539453898

 

Iven Stead

07447081207

ivenstead@gmail.com

Edd Kirby

07988084105

edward.kirby@hotmail.co.uk

guitar/lead vocals
JAMEs Gable
IVEN STEAD
banjo/mandolin
PAUL SMITH
fiddle/harmonium/keys/backing vocals
EDD KIRBY
bass/backing vocals
drums
Chiara ferracuti
2016 PERFORMANCE SChEDULE

20FEB

06APR

29APR

23MAY

27MAY

25JUN

06JUL

14JUL

20AUG

26AUG

27AUG

28AUG

08SEP

19SEP

24SEP

05OCT

OLD NUN'S HEAD,LDN

FOLKING AROUND,KINGSTON

NEW CROSS INN,LDN

JAMBOREE,LDN*

RISE46,LDN*

LEIGH FOLK FEST,ESX

FU MANCHU,LDN*

THE TROUBADOUR,LDN

PAPER DRS. VINTAGE,LDN*

RAVENS AIT BEER FEST,KGSTN.

LIVE FRM LAWN, N.SMSET

LIVE FRM LAWN, N.SMSET

ISLINGTON FOLK CLUB,LDN*

THE BEDFORD,LDN

CLIFFTOWN THEATRE,ESX

FOLKING AROUND,KGSTN.

*headline act

OTHER NOTABLE VENUES WE'VE PLAYED

The Magic Garden, Passing Clouds, Earl Haig Hall, Rich Mix, The Boogaloo,

The Finsbury, Paradise, The Good Ship,

The Spice of Life, The Islington.

       "If you’re a bunch of Londoners going for that country-flavoured Neil Young lonesomeness, then you’ll need the conviction, you'll need a certain selflessness and freedom from posing, and you’ll need the songs. Horatio James  have all of this, carrying it off without slipping either into pastiche or into a faux-Laurel Canyon slickness, offering 'songs of estrangement, heartbreak and malevolence' floating like dust off a pair of snakeskin boots..."

DANN CHINN, MISFIT CITY

source: https://misfitcity.org/2015/11/15/the-end-festival-in-crouch-end

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