The Leylines (Duo)
The Leylines are a west-country collective established in 2013, with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to full blown festival rock.
Founded by a group of musicians wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk but 100% heart-pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with lyrics centered around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit.
The band released their debut album, ‘Along The Old Straight Track’ in June 2016, produced by Sean Lakeman, and the record has drawn strong comparison to the likes of The Levellers, Mad Dog Mcrea and Ferocious Dog, whilst remaining an album by a band who have forged their own sound and identity.
In the following years The Leylines went on the first of many national tours, and were booked for Glastonbury Festival 2017, where they performed six sets in as many days. They also played stages at Beautiful Days, Goldcoast Oceanfest, Something To Smile About Festival, The Godney Gathering and Big Feastival, as well as many other music festivals across the UK.Their second album Recover Reveal, was released in March 2019. Starting work on it almost immediately after the release of ‘Along The Old Straight Track, it was the result of nearly three years of honing and crafting, with a number of tracks crowd-tested at numerous venues and festivals across the UK. The result is a collection of sincere, straight-from-the-heart performances, constructed with care, played with passion.
With a fiercely loyal and growing fan base, they guarantee to have audiences up on their feet.
Their show at the Town Hall will be an intimate duo show, featuring guitarist/singer Steve Mitchell and violinist/pianist Hannah Johns playing all their hits and many more.