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Pimlico Road use folk, country & Americana - flavoured with a sprinkle of rock 'n pop influences - in an acoustic setting, as a backdrop for their strong self-penned vocal harmony sound. On their debut EP " The Harmony Tree" they introduce the vibrant, rhythmic skills of double bassist Gary Holder and "The Doctor" Stephen Cass (drums 'n vibes), layering it with sweet sounds from multi-instrumentalist Barry Ruffell on violin, mandolin, cornet & trombone. The combination is magic and has taken The Pimlico's sound to another level.
The Way it Was:
Having left London for the country life, the Pimlico's resurrected their musical career more by accident than desire. They were asked to play at a local charity gig after not playing live for sixteen years. The knees were knocking but they got through it and remembered how much they had enjoyed the buzz of playing in front of a live audience.
Keif started writting songs again and he and Liz took it out there as a duo, playing open mike slots all around the Sussex area. They were soon joined by their eldest daughter Holly, who added a strong voice as well as an extra harmony to the mix. They started to get their sound together and were soon touring the deep south moving from open mike slots to longer gigs and gaining valuable experience along the way. They even got some airplay on local radio ...
The Way it Became:
The Pimlico's vocal sound is strong and identifiable, reflecting a whole host of influences from the Beatles and the Stones to Led Zepplin, Seth Lakeman & Alison Krauss, via Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, Gomez and The Kings of Leon. That's not to mention Bob Marley, Wilson Picket, James Brown, The Civil Wars. .. well, we could be here all night!
How it is Now:
The important thing for the Pimlico's, apart from drinking lots of coffee and eating, is following the music and seeing where it takes them, whether to gigs, radio shows, recording, travelling, new people, new places or new influences. It's all waiting down the Pimlico Road.