The Lost Notes write songs about things that matter. Like the perils of one night stands and plastic surgery, the plight of bankers, greaseballs, snakes, Greco-Roman health and safety failings, mules, mermaids and the downright miserable.
The band formed in 2014, in the creatively fertile melting pot of Moseley, Birmingham UK. A place where politics, drunkenness, misery and glee abound. They write songs for chin-strokers, foot-stompers, head-nodders and those who like to partake in the dark art of inarticulate dancing and hollering. All delivered in glorious 3 part harmonies and all on their debut album: “Run Free Right Now” together with tales of Sheikhs, taxmen, dead men and caterwauls.
Their diverse musical backgrounds have resulted in a sound which is part folk, with a drag of soul roots and a slug of gospel, or downright country with a thump of jazz around the edges. Their music was recently described by FATEA magazine as “a quintessentially English take on country folk, sharing the melodic and commercial sensibilities of Hank Williams with the quirky Brit-pop of the Kinks, and more than a dash of hot club era gypsy swing… a band that are highly recommended live… Live shows are up-tempo joyous events.”
The band are: Ben Mills: vocals, guitar, harmonica; Oli Jobes: lead guitar, vocals; Lucy Mills: vocals and, on a good day, cowbell. Silas Wood and Max Tomlinson ignore the prima donnas vying for attention up-front and bang out driving rhythms on double bass and drums.
They have a strong and loyal fan base ever ready to burst into song which has been built up through performances at places such as The Glee Club, the Hare & Hounds, Kitchen Garden Cafe, The Blue Piano, The Tower of Song, Ort Cafe, The Red Lion Folk Club and other folk clubs and festivals across the midlands. They are now booked for a bunch of festivals throughout 2018 and are having a ball.