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Americana | alt-folk

Catchy, singalong songs about the real world, featuring the sensational Dani Somerside on vocals.

Cat Craven:    Vocals, percussion, ukulele

Jill Cumberbatch:   Mandolin, violin, bouzouki, banjo, vocals


with

Abraham Kane:    Acoustic and electric guitars

Rob Navratil:    Drums, vocals

Arnold Carrete:    Bass



MUSIC

Where do we go from here?

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Where do we go from here? - LIVE

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The day is long and I am tired - where do we go from here?
Wanna sit me down by a good log fire -where do we go from here?
Tangles forming in my head -where do we go from here?
Can’t get over things we said -where do we go from here?

Rain beats down on a country road -where do we go from here?
Gonna ride til I can’t see anything I know -where do we go from here?
Spend the night at some two bit motel - where do we go from here?
Rather sleep alone than wake in hell - where do we go from here?

And I need to love, and I need to fall
There’s nothing for me here, nothing left at all
And I’m almost there, in my mind, dreams come alive in the night
When I wake I hear you call:   where do we go?

Now there’s an angel sitting by my side - where do we go from here?
Picked up in the lot of a five and dime - where do we go from here?
A thousand voices on my radio - where do we go from here?
But there's just one thing I need to know – where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Recorded live - mixed by Pat at PVS.

Innocence

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Innocence - LIVE

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You say you couldn’t help yourself so you took just what you wanted
Thought you were strong enough by now
Crossed a line somewhere and we’re right back where we started
Aimed for love and missed somehow

I only hope she feels the same now that all is said and done
Was it love ? was it fun?
You drank your fill of me and now the river has run dry
I couldn’t mend this bridge, again, if I tried
Not for all your heartbreak, not for all your tears
not for anything, any more

  Innocence it makes no sense if you touch it then it’s gone
Innocence got no defence in doing it’s undone
And then it’s gone.

I hear you crying baby – I just can’t heal that pain
Your tears can’t touch my heart
Innocence looked such a prize but you broke it on the wheel
Now it’s time you played your part
And all your heartbreak, and all your crying, don’t count for anything, anymore

Innocence it makes no sense if you touch it then it’s gone
Innocence got no defence in doing it’s undone
And then it’s gone......

Recorded live - mixed by Pat at PVS.

Good morning,   Mr Spaceman

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Good morning, Mr Spaceman - LIVE

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Good morning Mr Spaceman, well what’s eating you today?
Do someone else’s hopes and dreams keep getting in your way?
Did your warning lights go red?
Was it something that she said?
Would you like to press that button and just fly away?
Would that make everything OK?

I'm not feeling very beautiful today…

Good morning Mr Nine-to-five, I’m sorry that you’re blue
Is that buttoned down suburban life not working out for you?
Did your green grass turn to brown ?
Did your children get you down?
Would you like to jump inside your car and just drive away?
Would that make everything OK?

Goodbye sweet world I’m leaving you, I’m checking out today
My head is in the stratosphere already on my way
I’m drifting out of sight. Not coming home tonight
I’ve seen the way it’s going and I’m flying far away
It was great to talk with you today.

Recorded live - mixed by Pat at PVS.

Voices

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Voices

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Little white house in the hinter lands
Twenty five acres under her command
Waiting for something or someone to lead her right out of there
Sat on the stoop in the evening light
Stars popping like corn in the heat of a Southern night
Looks to the sky up above for a way out of nowhere

And if you listen real good
You can hear voices in the wood
Say to leave it all behind and just fly away
There’s no-one coming to take your hand
Got to seize the day while you still can
Let your troubles keep house while you hit the highway
No-one ever promised there’s a happy end
You choose your luck like you choose your friends
The only thing that’s understood is in the wood

Hearts made of iron soon fall to rust
Heartache’s the only thing you can always trust
Cuts that deep – well they just never seem to heal
Nothing left but empty sacks of grain
Nothing ventured – nothing gained
City lights shine far away like the way she wants to feel

And if you listen real good
You can hear voices in the wood
Say to leave it all behind and just fly away
There’s no-one coming to take your hand
Got to seize the day while you still can
Let your troubles keep house while you hit the highway
No-one ever promised there’s a happy end
You choose your luck like you choose your friends
The only thing that’s understood is in the wood

Valley of Bones

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Valley of Bones

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Life is a valley of bones, and though it feels like you’re alone
If you hang on to your heart their lies won’t tear us apart
Life is a valley of bones

And I’m calling you to say that nothing matters anyway
When love drags you like a stone
I’ll be the light that guides you home
Through the valley of bones

Love is naked, love is blind, love will play you like a child
Love’s the stranger in a bar, love will take you on a journey
Far far from home, far far from home

Love’s a long and winding road, your heart is just a heavy load
No way to tell what lies ahead - but further on we tread
Love is a long and winding road

Life’s an illusion don’t you know; nothing to give, nothing to show
Love is a thief outside at your door
He’ll steal your happiness for sure
Life’s an illusion don’t you know

Listen Darling here I am - hang on in there if you can
When it seems too much to bear - just count on me I will be there
I will be your shining light
I will be your shining light
I will be your shining light

Parting Song

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Parting song

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There was a man I used to know
His hands were cold, as cold as snow
His heart was warm, I did not know
I turned my back, I let him go

There was a girl I used to be
Her soul was light her heart was free
I wonder where that girl could be?
It is not me, it is not me

There is a field I like to sit
Observe the world and think on it
Life’s a glove that does not fit
Love is a candle never lit

I will go down to Jordan’s side
And wash away the tears I’ve cried
To be alone I can’t abide
To waters deep I’ll be a bride

In The Wood Album album

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IN THE WOOD

This album saw the band with a permanant electric guitarist for the first time in the shape of Canadian blues and country player Sam Grundy-Glynn.     In homage to Sam, whose previous incarnations included a lumberjack, carpenter and luthier (he hand-built his guitar), the CD is printed with a cross-section of Candian spruce.     It also saw forays into more adventurous genres, including Tex-Mex (Camino Real) and our first pure acapella track, Parting Song, written after a friend committed suicide.

TASTING NOTES:   Harmony-drenched, bouzouki-spiced Americana matured in the deep south of London with a rich bouquet of Byrds and Fleetwood Mac and notes of Eagles and The Band - light on the palate with a long mellow finish.


          In The Wood album

TRACK LISTING



Friendly Fire

Camino Real

The Death Of Love

Live Like Angels

Parting Song (acapella)

Seeing Double

Small Town Blues

Devil Bone

Voices


Valley of Bones album

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VALLEY OF BONES

Six musicians, sixteen instruments and three part harmony vocals. Sometimes it's the kind of acoustic stuff you'd find playing at a county fair in Missouri, sometimes it's the sound on the bleachers at a stadium gig in LA, sometimes it's the kind of music you find on your car radio as you drive through the backroads of Mississippi.

Music to rob banks to...


          Valley of Bones album

TRACK LISTING



Trail of Broken Hearts

Swamp

Valley of Bones

Gallows Tree

Riding Shotgun

The Boy Most Likely

Daddy's Gone

Cry Vengeance

Take me Home


..the album's title was chosen at random by throwing a dart into a bookcase...

Friendly Fire (single)

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FRIENDLY FIRE

LIVE VERSION          STUDIO VERSION

The first single off the 'In the Wood' album and a live favourite.     This was mixed and mastered by Stuart Epps, who produced for Led Zepplin, Elton John and Oasis.     The lyrics (found by randomly opening a book) contain a translation of a poem by the Latin poet Catullus 'Odi et Amo' : I love you and hate you...


          Friendly Fire (single)

GIGS

2019          
JUNE 22            PRIVATE EVENT  -   WEST SUSSEX
JUNE 29            FRONT ROW FESTIVAL   -   FRITWELL
JULY 7            DEMFEST   -   ROMSEY
JULY 19            CHICKENSTOCK   -   STOCKBURY
JULY 20            THE FESTIVAL  -  FORDINGBRIDGE
JULY 27             VENTNOR FRINGE   -   IoW
AUG 11            DUBLIN CASTLE   -   CAMDEN
AUG 16            TWISTED VILLAGE   -   Nr WINCHESTER
AUG 25            FARMFEST   -   WEST HYDE
SEPT 14            BERMONDSEY STREET FESTIVAL  -   LONDON SE1
SEPT 21            FIREY BIRD FESTIVAL   -   WOKING
SEPT            DENBIES WINE ESTATE   -   DORKING
                   
2020          
JUNE 12th            DEVIZES FESTIVAL   -   WILTSHIRE,   UK
JULY 26th            DEMFEST   -   ROMSEY,  HAMPSHIRE UK


CONTACT

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LONDON, England
Phone: 07952018234
Email: band@thehoming.com



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