On Thursday night I went along to The Old Market (TOM) in Hove for an evening of music by The Albion Band. I had walked past TOM perhaps a thousand times without realising what it was, but discovered it was in fact a gorgeous theatre and music venue, with the perfect stage for watching such an important band in the history of folk music. The Albion Band formed in 1971 as a folk-rock group that would go on to feature many of folk music's most prestigious performers at some point along the line-up. It has morphed and changed many times to reach the current arrangement of six highly talented musicians leading the new generation of the English folk-rock scene. I actually saw their first gig in the current set-up a few years ago, and so it was lovely to see how the band had developed over time. The vocal harmonies were faultless and almost chilling in places, and the perfectly blended mix of traditional instruments and heavy electric guitars were just a few reasons why this band creates such an incredible sound, and made the evening thoroughly entertaining. The Albion Band are playing at The Capstone Theatre in Liverpool on Saturday 5th October, and at The Water Rats in London on Sunday 6th, so if you are anywhere near either of those venues, I would highly recommend you pop in for the evening!
Have a listen to Thieves Song here:
If you like what you hear, the album Vice Of The People is available on iTunes.
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