Friday 6 March 2020
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£10 in advance £12 on the door
The South West-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock. The Leylines are: Dan Thompson (electric guitar); Dave Burbidge (drums); Hannah Johns (violin); Sean Booth (bass); and Steve Mitchell (vocals/guitar).
The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, 100% heart- pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with frontman Steve Mitchell’s lyrics centred around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit.
The band released their debut album, ‘Along The Old Straight Track’ in June 2016, produced by Sean Lakeman, recorded at The Metway studios in Brighton and mixed by Al Scott. With this team on board, inevitably the record has drawn strong comparison to the likes of The Levellers, Mad Dog Mcrea and Ferocious Dog, whilst remaining an album by a band which have forged their own sound and identity.
Having played at many festivals over the years including Glastonbury Festival, Beautiful Days and Bearded Theory, The Leylines have become affectionately referred to as “Festival Favourites”.
Here is a little snippet of the band at The Godney Gathering festival last year:
Jackie Bale of Watchet festival says about them:
” A lively band with catchy original songs. A very talented bunch of musicians who conduct themselves in a totally professional but fun way. They have always been a pleasure to deal with and we would highly recommend them for your event”
“Long-time favourites on the festival scene The Leylines bring a raucous energy toeverything they do. Their sophomore effort is a great representation of their blistering, big-hearted folk performed with reckless abandon”