LANE THEATRE, NEWQUAY

Newquay's Only Live Theatre

The Countrymen – Friday 5th June 2020

Friday 5th June 2020

7.30 pm

THE COUNTRYMEN 
‘The River Rolls On’ Tour

Cornish Folk Rock Harmony


Back by Demand !

 

It’s difficult to find a musical genre that would fully describe The Countrymen 

but Cornish Folk Rock Harmony is reasonably close.

Six seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

The band was formed at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates.  They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for their emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.

They have been fortunate to have performed at some great festivals including Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival,  Bridport Folk Festival, Looe Saves The Day, Little Orchard Cider Festival, Falmouth Oyster Festival and Falmouth Week.  Recently they have been adding their own concerts to the diary which have proved highly successful and they are now expanding the number and distance of these ‘special’ gigs into 2020.

In addition to offering quality entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released two EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.2.  These are available for download and streaming on the usual websites, although you can listen to a sample of each right here

They have also produced their first CD, “Trees on the Hill” featuring most of their Cornish material to date and are hard at work on their second album due for release in 2020.

Absolutely love this band. Saw them for the first time at the St Agnes Lifeboat celebration in June and was blown away by the musicianship and beautiful harmonies. At times they were very exclusive and original and at other times derivative but still brilliant. They reminded me at times of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and I would love to see them attempt “Teach Your Children” but their take on some traditional Cornish songs was uplifting and poignant at the same time. A wonderful night’s entertainment. I very much look forward to seeing them again (and again). Thanks guys, much appreciated”          David Simons
The band was formed from an Open Mic Night at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates.  They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for an emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.
“Saw these guys on Saturday in the main street (Falmouth Shanty Festival). Great singing. Great banter”.                                                                                                             Steve Prophet
In addition to offering quality entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released two EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.2.  These are available for download and streaming on the usual websites, although you can listen to a sample at www.thecountrymen.co.uk/music.
“We just saw these guys at The Royal Cornwall Show and they were amazing. Beautiful harmonies and funny at the same time. A wide variety of music. Looking forward to the first         Teresa Bentley
They have also recently released their debut CD album, “Trees On The Hill” which is available at their performances and on line at www.thecountrymen.co.uk/shop.
 “Fantastic band! Great harmonies and mix of music. Don’t miss them!”                Guy McKensie
Social media Facebook:        www.facebook.com/countrymenband Instagram:         @thecountrymenbandcornwall Twitter:             @thecountrymenband Hashtags:         #cornishmusic #cornishmusic #thecountrymen #treesonthehill Video Clips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs191z5Br08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrLI7ksv8_I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWLMKNMDJ1Q
Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door

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