The Hummingbirds. A 6 piece Merseybeat inspired ensemble from Liverpool.
Growing up on the streets of Merseyside the 21 year old lads have been heavily influenced by music from the 50?s/60?s period capturing that unmistakable Liverpool sound that is helping make quite a stir with their feel-good tunes and strong melodic, harmonic sensibilities.
The City Walls
The City Walls deserve attention from anyone who HOLDS MUSICdear. Taking their cue from musical heroes such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Band and Ron Sexsmith, The City Walls have been drawing comparisons to the likes of modern day acoustic wielders such as Bon Iver, Villagers and The Tallest Man On Earth at their explosive yet intimate live shows. They weave a multi instrumental rock n roll, folk rock sound of heavenly harmonies through tunes dripping with rock n roll passion and immediacy. Early live shows have garnered rave reviews and a following of committed like-minded fans desperate for a music of truthful substance. The City Walls write classy, universal songs to warm the coldest heart and stir the loneliest soul.
Long term allies and all hailing from liverpool, The City Walls are centered around the affecting melodic songwriting of singer/guitarist Paul Crowe, flanked by crack rhythm section of Oli Hughes and Etienne Girard and the soaring ethereal soundscapes of guitarist Phil Gofton.
Joining forces almost by accident when kitchen jams proved too fruitful to ignore, explosive early live shows gathered enough momentum for a self funded debut EP to be written, recorded and released in April 2012 to critical acclaim.