John "whitefinger" Berry - guitar, vocals
Roland "the duke" Prythuk - Bass,vocals
Ed "featherhands" Hawkesworth - Drums, vocals
Olly " Blackfinger" Wills - Vocals, guitar
A new force to consider in country rock music in the UK, The Epstein came together in Spring 2003, although individually, various members of the band have been playing since the late 90s and they all knew each other from school days in Oxford.
Returning to the roots of good melody and relevant lyrics, the band are keen to stay away from generic sounds and so inspiration is wide and varied, from 60s heyday bands Love and The Byrds, Gram Parsons and The Band to the present day Calexico, Bright Eyes, and even Queens of the Stoneage.
The band are constantly shaking things up with new sound revelations whether it be finding and dusting off an obscure old blue grass album for inspiration or inviting guest banjo, trumpet or mouth organ players or fiddle during their live shows to concoct their almighty Spaghetti soundclash.