England in 1819 (band)

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This article is about the Louisianan rock group. For the sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelly, see England in 1819.
Not to be confused with 1819 in England.
England in 1819
Origin Baton Rouge/New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, electronic
Years active 2009–present
Website englandin1819.com
Members Andrew Callaway, Dan Callaway

England in 1819 is an American alternative group formed in 2009 by brothers Andrew and Dan Callaway.[1] In 2013, they were named one of the "Top Louisiana Bands" by Paste Magazine.[2]

Formation[edit]

Originally from Athens, Andrew and Dan grew up in the English countryside, playing in rock bands on the weekends with their father. Andrew continued on to study composition at Oberlin Conservatory and Dan studied French Horn at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music before continuing on to rock music. After a few years of travel and exposure to a withering classical scene, they returned to their roots, both geographically and musically, moving back to the South and finding new life in the energy and creativity of indie rock.[3]

England in 1819 began in Baton Rouge as a nine piece experimental/orchestral group using drums, bass, guitar, piano, oboe, French horn and an opera singer. Utilizing a wide dynamic range, the sound was sometimes fragile and other times monstrous. Light and delicate sections developed and expanded into powerful anthemic endings.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England in 1819- About". Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Rozeman, Mark. "12 Louisiana Bands You Should Listen To". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "MP3 At 3PM: England In 1819". Magnet Magazine. 
  4. ^ . ArtMag http://theartmag.com/event/england-in-1819/. Retrieved 28 November 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)