FLATS AND SHARPS performs the song "I SMILE" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY MATT CALDER
MICROPHONES BY RODE
In early 2011 four 17 year-old mates from college thought that maybe they could earn a bit of pocket money by forming a folk/bluegrass band and busking in and around Penzance. Two months later they were asked to perform for four hours (!) at the opening of a new restaurant at the Lands End Hotel and that is when, through necessity, they started writing their own material to perform alongside folk, bluegrass & country standards with the odd cover of a more contemporary hit thrown in for good measure.
Lands End was just the beginning of the journey for Flats and Sharps and three years on they haven’t stopped writing and performing. Their incredible skill on their instruments -- guitar, mandolin, banjo and double bass -- their luscious harmonies when grouped around a single microphone and their sheer joy at performing such infectious music has won over their audiences, building a reputation for themselves as the hottest band of their style in the UK with nearly 3,000 followers on Facebook. Highlights include: 281 gigs including 66 festival performances in the UK, France and Sweden; Performances at the Royal Albert Hall and at three Ralph Lauren events; Two CDs released (one live, one studio) and 2,000 copies sold; Touring with Gold album artists The Fisherman’s Friends (Universal Island).
Not content with these achievements Flats and Sharps are pushing the boundaries of the genre and simply writing great songs with universal appeal. With some new recordings being planned and a new management team in place 2016 beckons as a breakthrough year for these four talented young men who have their sights set high.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Venue - Mill On The Exe - Exeter - http://millontheexe.co.uk
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