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Hello, we’re Oysterband: 5 people, basically, though sometimes we take other musician friends on tour. We make a kind of modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart but not always quiet. We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we’re pretty good at it by now.
We also reckon we write unusual and interesting lyrics for the songs. Everything we’ve experienced makes us sympathetic to the left, the green and the sceptical; but at the same time we like the rich diversity of tradition. Contradictory? You bet!
We’ve made one DVD so far and 10 studio CDs (the latest is “Meet You There”, 2007), not counting compilations, collaborations & live recordings; we’ve played in 35 or so countries; we’ve played jails and political rallies as well as festivals and gigs; and we’ve made good friends all over the world. Music hasn’t made us millions, but the trip has been worth it, every step. ........
Our current album with June Tabor, Ragged Kingdom, is available as a CD from our online shop, but if you're into the great vinyl revival, go to Stamford Audio at www.stamfordaudio.co.uk - audiophile quality, gatefold sleeve, the works.
Our previous mainstream album available from all good record shops and the usual download sites.
"...they rediscover the inspiration and energy that made them such a thrilling outfit in the first place. ... ...the songwriting is remarkably consistent and the sound quality magnificent" fRoots
"MEET YOU THERE, Oysterband's first full studio album in several years, may well be their best yet. They sound even more assured and confident, and although the folk influences are still discernible....... with this album they've achieved their fullest realization of a unique Oysterband sound...." Sing Out!
"...a reminder that they are still an exceptional band in their own right. This new set involves some of their best-ever vocal work and unexpected instrumentation..." **** The Guardian
"...this triumphant return sees the band with a renewed sense of purpose and belief" ***** Rock 'N' Reel
" The Oxford Girl And Other Stories "a special collection of all-new acoustic recordings of 14 classic songs from all periods of Oysters' history, re-imagined for now, to celebrate their 30th anniversary will be available on the 30th anniversary tour and by mail order from the website NOW! The album will be available in UK shops released through Proper from May 4th 2009.
To buy Oysterband CDs and merchandise click this link.
10 Songs | Oct 5, 2010