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Rockers Mostly Autumn to play Blackburn show
8:56am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in What's on in Lancashire
ROCK fans are in for a treat on Saturday night when one of the hardest working bands on the scene come to Blackburn for the first time.
Mostly Autumn will be at King George’s Hall and founder member and lead guitarist Bryan Josh is looking forward to the experience.
“We have played Burnley Mechanics several times but for some reason never Blackburn,” he said. “It is always interesting for us to play a different venue as it always tends to attract some people who have never seen us before.
“I’m pleased to say that having seen us once they do tend to come back to more shows.”
Mostly Autumn are a traditional rock band – a seven-piece live outfit including charismatic lead singer Olivia Sparmenn. “People have compared us to everyone from Pink Floyd to Jethro Tull,” said Bryan, “but we just see ourselves as a bunch of dedicated musicans who love to play music live.
“We are hard to pigeonhole and we like that. Olivia’s voice is stunning and it gives us different textures to our sound – we are not just one thing, our music is pretty organic.”
With seven band members on tour, Mostly Autumn are one of the larger outfits to regularly take to the road.
“We like to give it full power,” laughed Bryan. “For us the live show is the real thing and I think our audiences appreciate that.
“It is getting harder for bands like us to find regular venues to play as there are a lot of tribute bands or manufactured pop bands out there who for many theatres seem to be the easier option.
“But we have found that genuine music fans will discover us and stick with us. We do see familiar faces at our gigs, some of whom have travelled from abroad to see us.”
Mostly Autumn have released a series of albums, their most recent is The Ghost Moon Orchestra which featured in the classic rock charts, and this year the put out a live DVD.
And it is thanks to the band’s fans that many of the releases have come about.
“For the last 2010 years we have put out a limited edition version of the album which has then paid for the album itself to be release,” said Barry. “More and more artists have gone down this route recently but I think we were one of the first to do it.
“Irt shows what a dedicated fan base we have as we can rely on them to help fund our music which we can then get out to a wider audience. We sell albums all over Europe and also into America.”
For Saturday’s show, Mostly Autumn will be supported by Chantel McGregor. Details from the King George’s Hall Box Office on 0844 847 1664.
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