“...brilliant music for the roaming scamps out there” – Artrocker
“...snagging guitar lines and an irrepressible charm” – Smiths Magazine
“...lyrical genius” – John Kennedy, XFM
Handpicked from the four corners of the British Isles for an open Mic night, now based in Crowdville, Nodnol where they run a brothel for unemployed musicians, Crowd are pleased to make your acquaintance.
The band; Letobe (whistling); Finnigan (sticks); Dave W Allen (tuba) and Tom B (banjo) create a fine blend between the finest pineapples, chamomile leaves and ginger root, fused into a rippling arpeggio of thyme and lavender, of rosemary, basil, myrtle, tarragon, a series of daring modulations through the spice locks into ambergris, and a slow return through sandalwood, camphor, cedar and new mown hay into a sound only those with keys to both heaven and hell can hear.
From venues such as New Cross Inn, Paradise Bar, Barfly and the National History Museum, into the Tardis and through vast open spaces such as Manchester, Canterbury, Llanidloes and East Anglia, Crowd have crossed paths with Ludes, Art Brut, Metro Riots, shared frets and cymbals with Happy Mondays, Babyshambles, The Others and the Wombles, leaving behind a breathless, almost astonished, following in their wake.
As the band swapped glances with the queen in a high octane game of poker, Foolish Grin received its debut airplay on XFM, whilst on the other side of town, Boat Race was made available on the I Swear I Was There compilation from Twenty Four Records. As the band gets ready for the 2012 Olympic bid, they are bound to be playing a Bat Mitzvah or wedding somewhere near you.