THE LOST NOTES – REVIEWS
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.” Folking.com
"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
“Infectious folk… with sumptuous pop… a gem” Threechordsandthetruthuk
"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.”
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.”
“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.”