with support from
Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis
Written In Kings
Friday 13th November 2015
Four Bars at Dempseys
7:30pm Ages 18+
£5.50 adv from
The Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially it’s Celtic heritage. But, they are a band set for far wider horizons than just Cornwall with a massive and alternative sound billowing through their musical sails…
They are rootsy storytellers, unique in the folk style, with songs that are rich in nautical undertones, influenced so much by the sea, the people and coastal living.
In the last year The Grenaways have played some of Cornwall’s biggest festival stages alongside the likes of, The Fisherman’s Friends, Fairport Convention, 3 Daft Monkeys, Stereo MC’s and the Happy Mondays.
But, remaining true to their heart you will often find them playing in cafes, bars and folk clubs, with their sound and songs stripped back to how they were originally written…a guitar, a voice and a view of the ocean…
They signed to Dare2B Records in 2013 and recorded their debut album, ‘Be Still Young Heart’, using a mobile studio at St James Church in St Kew, completing it at The Foundry in Sheffield. It was released in the summer of 2014.
“The south west tip of England has also been a lure for artists and creative sorts, inspired by the rugged beauty and comparative tranquility, which naturally comes with being at the end of the line. Metaphorically as well as keeping close to the elements of salt air and sea spray, The Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially it’s Celtic heritage. Be Still Young Heart is a record that brims with a spirituality, but one that has more in keeping with Gaelic language songs, filled with passion, feeling and suggestion, rather than offering a moral A-Z roadmap of how to live your life.” Simon Holland – Folk Radio UK:
“There’s a lot of love in this album. Not only is the production excellent but it is simply an immaculate collection of songs. We at UrbanKelt are hooked! For the Grenaways, the only way is up.” Urban Kelt