The Leylines are a 5 piece band formed in 2013 and based
in Weston-super-Mare. Inspired
by the Levellers and the rolling hills of the west country, their songs
combine British social commentary with a folk/rock festival get up.
There will be fiddles and there will be drinking stories... or Jigs and
The Leylines, Steve, Matt (guitar), Pete (bass), Dave (drums) and
Hannah (violin), have created a style that combines the acerbic social
commentary of Paul Weller with a folk-rock vibe that will send you right
back to those long, hazy, festival days.
The Leylines havenít been around for long but they are already festival
favourites and have released their debut album, "Long the Old Straight
Track", following up an an excellent EP
Saturday 4th of November 2017 at 8 p.m. at
The Talbot Theatre,
Whitchurch Leisure Centre
So how do you like your musical cocktail? If it is shaken, not
stirred then catch the Paperboys whilst you have the chance. This
acclaimed Canadian-based band serves up a heady blend of
country-folk-celtic -bluegrass-rock with a bit of traditional
Mexican music thrown in for good measure. It defies labelling but
hey, who cares, it is just brilliant music! Those of you who have
seen this amazing band on their previous gigs here at Whitchurch
will know what we mean.
The Paperboys are renowned for their energetic live performances and
have wowed festival goers the world over. They create a buzz
wherever they play . Lead singer is Tom Landau who is the only
current band member to have been there from the start. Born in
Mexico to a Canadian mother of Irish ancestry Ė thus accounting for
at lest two of his musical influences - he later moved to Canada
where he founded the Paperboys in 1992.
To say their music is versatile is to put it mildly and they have
successfully blended many influences that recall bands like Horslips,
the Waterboys and the Pogues.
Songs from the bandís fifth studio album, The Road to Ellenside,
include Tom Landaís richly expressive vocals backed by a combination
of whistle and flute (Geoff Kelly is amazing), banjo, percussion,
guitar and not to mention the jarana, a small Mexican guitar which
Landa plays to great effect. The excellent musicianship creates a
sound that fills the venue and the overall effect is exhilarating.
The distinctly Celtic flavour that emergs time and time again sets
the overall tone for the evening.