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Jul
22

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FEATURED: Acoustic Journey ‘Get Back Up’ EP

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There are two sides to the UK country music scene. There are the acts that are signed to major labels, or at least close to it, touring substantially inside and outside the UK, playing festivals and even appearing on television. Such acts include The Shires, Ward Thomas, Jess and The Bandits and Sasha McVeigh. However, there is also a quickly growing scene of homegrown songwriters and musicians who are making a decent part-time living playing small local venues around the UK, releasing EPs to iTunes and to sell at shows, and engaging in a rough-and-ready DIY collective that puts them on the same level as their fans. One of these such acts is Acoustic Journey, an all-male three-piece from Northamptonshire. Between Andrew Jones (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Gurney (songwriting, lead guitar, harmonies) and Andy Sammons (harmonies, cajon), the trio provide sparse, acoustic-orientated arrangements set to easy-rolling songs touching on love, heartbreak, and the realities of a simple working class lifestyle.

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Jun
19

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FEATURED: Acoustic Journey ‘Real Good Feel Good’ EP

B34P8017Acoustic Journey are relative newcomers to the rapidly growing UK roots music scene after originally being formed as a duo in 2009 by school-friends Andrew Jones and Ben Gurney. The search for a harder-hitting sound resulted in the subsequent addition of heavy-metal drummer Andy Sammons to play the Cajun behind the guitars and lead vocals of Andrew and Ben. This saw their sound go from strength to strength, with ‘Real Good Feel Good’ demonstrating a very full sound, complemented beautifully with sparse, home-grown sounding production, allowing the EP to actually represent the roots music that many artists claim to create, but often fail to actually deliver.

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