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Lowlifes & High Times

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"Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I love it!" BBC Introducing WM

Their debut announced them as rising stars, this puts them firmly in the brightest constellation.”


"West Coast Americana Straight Outta the English Midlands... Their versatility, dynamics, proficiency and energy is clear... their joyfully melancholic folkie Americana sound... fits in amongst peers like the aforementioned Mapache, Fleet Foxes, The Nude Party and older soulmates like Fairport Convention, Beechwood Sparks and the aforementioned Crosby Stills Nash and Young." Rocking Magpie 

Great vocal performances… just the best!” Mark Dare, Country Music Radio


Infectious folk… with sumptuous pop… a gemThreechordsandthetruthuk


"A brilliant 3 part harmony group - they sound even better live!" – CMR Nashville Radio


"A banger of an album!MusicStyle: Undecided

 “Delightful jazz folk sensibility FATEA Magazine


Irresistible” – DMB

 “Reminiscent of Cat Stevens… sublime Slapmag


"Glorious folksy pop..."  Roots and Branches

THE LOST NOTES – Other Reviews

Maverick Country Music Magazine – Review of Debut Album Run Free Right Now

" **** Sublime…fearless and entertaining; Extremely clever song-writing and wonderful guitar playing.

James Fagan – Thank Goodness it’s Folk

Absolutely brilliant… Great harmony singers who have the crowds jumping!

Moseley Folk Festival Review – Birmingham Mail

A highlight…were Moseley band The Lost Notes. They…drew a huge crowd for their fast-paced set that was high on fun and audience engagement.

The Woodman Folk Club, Derry Jones, 2022

"The Lost Notes are without doubt, one of the most exciting bands to have crashed on to the UK folk scene in years. Superb three-part harmony vocals, beautifully scripted original songs, impressive professional musicianship, explosive stage presence and bags and bags of on-stage energy that radiates from them to you and anyone else who is lucky enough to be standing within 100 meters!"

Anthony John Clarke

"The Lost Notes... Too talented, too entertaining, too musical, too energetic, too exciting and too popular. My pacemaker went into overdrive for the first time since I'd seen the Nolan Sisters."

There’s no doubting the quality of the performances or the talent in evidence. The Lost Notes are a real find.”

Mike Davies Alternative Roots, BRUM Radio

Launch Night of the Debut Album Run Free Right Now was one of the best gigs I have seen all year. They are an amazing live band! They are really really good so if you get the chance to see them you should. They do a wide spectrum of music from RnB, funk, blues, country, folk. Excellent! They are such fun!... Green Grass is one of my favourite songs of the year.

Birmingham Mail, Glee Club Review

"One of Birmingham's finest emerging bands, this Moseley based quintet fuse bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues and pop to produce a sound as compelling as it is entertaining… Their catchy songs are so addictively good they’ll have you singing along by the time they’ve got to the first chorus."

FATEA Magazine – Review of Debut Album Run Free Right Now

An assured debut from the Moseley based country-pop band, stalwarts of the Birmingham live circuit, with a large and loyal fan base. Live shows are up-tempo joyous events, the love of the music and trust and affection between band members showing clearly through.

The eleven original tracks (by Ben, Oli or both) are a quintessentially English take on country folk, sharing the melodic and commercial sensibilities of Hank Williams with the quirky Brit-pop of the Kinks, and more than a dash of hot club era gypsy swing… a band that are highly recommended live.

Commonfolk Folk Club, Pelsall

"Last night was absolutely fantastic. We have been running the club for 25 years ...Last night was probably up in the top 5 of our guest nights, but in my opinion you were the top band. You have everything and should be at all the larger folk festivals. I still can't believe that you did a night of original songs and I was never once waiting for you to sing a cover. You're songs in every way, are brilliant. Your harmonies are incredible. Your interaction with the audience and your enjoyment which shows on all your faces is a pleasure and made me smile through the night." 

The Woodman Folk Club Review

A outstanding evening’s entertainment. The Lost Notes, treated us to one of the most memorable nights we've had and we have had a lot!  I cannot aptly express how good the mix of absolute professionalism balanced with the delightful eruption of total enthusiasm and sense of fun, came across.

Their material was self-penned, soothing in places; raucous in others; serious and thought provoking and then again down right hilarious. …The drive and energy they produce and the obvious love they have for each other and the simple act of performing together [was] illustrated throughout by the smiles across their faces all night and the banter….Magnificent.”


Three Chords and the Truth

The Lost Notes … self-penned songs defined by multi-part harmonies and a successful desire to entertain…The Lost Notes opened proceedings with a… thriving mixture of duets, three part harmonies, memorable guitar pieces.”

B13 Magazine

Plenty of fun alongside heartfelt love songs… strong musicianship and memorable songs hang together as an album that feels complete. It’s a bit of a gem, presented in a very fine CD package designed by Cyril Terrier.

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