with: Under A Banner, Jack Of All
Saturday 16 January 2016
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£6 in advance £7 on the door
The Leylines was started by a group of West Country musicians driving home from a session at the legendary Sawmills Studios. Levelling The Land by The Levellers was on the car stereo. Something about the sound of the record, the rolling Cornwall landscapes and the smell of summer connected in writer and vocalist Steve’s head.
Steve, a product of council estates and stints in the Army, put his observations on the state of the nation into music and started writing. Adding the different musical backgrounds of band mates Matt (Guitar), Pete (Bass), Dave (Drums) and Hannah (Violin), The Leylines have created a style that combines the acerbic social commentary of Paul Weller and a folk-rock vibe that will send you right back to those long, hazy festival days.
The band saying is: “If you wouldn’t go out and have drink with someone, don’t work with them.”
With a fiercely loyal and ever-growing fan-base, The Leylines are guaranteed to have their audiences up on their feet – and they will be having as much fun as their audience while they’re doing it.
The Leylines had a busy year in 2015 playing at many venues and lots of festivals including:
Bearded Theory – Lakefest – Watchet – Sat In a Field – Folkfest – Something Else In The Dean – Livestock (in-between Toploader and Scouting for Girls no less!) – Heddon Valley
They have been asked to return to all of the above festivals, and with several more already lined up, 2016 is shaping up to be a pretty awesome year for The Leylines.
Under A Banner have been making high energy folk(ish) hard rock for over 4 years. They’ve supported big names such as New Model Army and played many high profile festivals including BeautifulDays, Festival 8 and Livestock. Their recent Victory Time EP was given five stars and awarded the accolade ‘EP of the month’ by Ryan’s Gig Guide. This was the band’s 4th official release. With a reputation for onstage antics and songs you can sing along to with gusto, they are taking their stage show across the UK and beyond in 2016. Find out more at www.underabanner.co.uk