Delicate, bitter-sweet and soul searching are some of the words usually associated with the music of alt folk/rock quintet Ellen and the Escapades. Their upbeat and catchy debut single Without You, released on their own home grown label Branch Out Records, was lovingly packaged in hand stitched felt and greeted warmly by the likes of Steve Lamacq and Rough Trade in the summer of 2009. Since then, Ellens dusky, captivating vocals and honest lyrics have helped push the band to new heights, including winning Q Magazine/Glastonburys Emerging Talent Competition and playing a total of 5 stages at last years festival. Following that with more UK festival appearances including Larmer Tree and Summer Sundae, they then joined Paolo Nutini and Stornoway at the Pilton Party in September before selling out venues across the UK promoting their self-released EP Of All The Times. The band's recent support slots include Fanfarlo, Alessi's Ark and First Aid Kit, and Ellen and the Escapades are currently writing and recording material for their first album, and are in the middle of a busy festival season that has included appearances at Glastonbury, Lounge On The Farm and 2000 Trees Festival so far. 2011 is shaping up to be a great year for this wonderfully wholesome band. facebook.com/ellenandtheescapades soundcloud.com/ellen-and-the-escapades myspace.com/ellenandtheescapades
Launched in 2010, DV8Fest is a celebration of the best that alternative has to offer bringing together the finest musical talents from across the scene for you to enjoy. Whatever your taste there will be something for you over a long weekend, where the many aspects of the alternative scene can come together to darken the City of York. As well as iconic bands from across the world of Goth, EBM, Electro, Post-Punk, Industrial, Rockabilly, Rock and Steampunk , we are bringing the best young talent and acts which are breathing new life into the UK Scene. With 4 stages set across the beautiful City Of York, Traders, Markets, Workshops and over 50 bands performing over 4 nights, DV8Fest is the one event where you can join up with people from across the world to celebrate the darker side of things no matter what type of music you enjoy.
Free gig with support. Nice intimate gig, get yer selves done
The Savoy Ballroom play finger-clicking, story-telling swing pop to make you smile.
Luscious three-part harmonies are accompanied by dizzying instrumentation, cello, violin, flute, ukelele and knitting needles to name just some.
Their songs are creative and quirky, with a signature Savoy Ball...See Full Bio
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