The Outcast Band

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The Outcast Band
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Background information
Origin Stroud, England
Genres Alternative rock, Folk-rock
Years active 1991–1996
2008–present
Labels Thirsty Dog Records
Members Damien Kay
Paul Godfrey
Tom Price
John Forrester
Rob Hayter
Helen Leask
Past members Dave Browne
Miffy Davies
Phil Mills
Ryan Daniel
Mike Agate
Mark Edwards
Jake Gosling
George Whitfield
Dominic Coles

The Outcast Band are a high-energy roots-rock band from Stroud, Gloucestershire. The band have played over 500 shows to audiences from London to Berlin, at festivals including Glastonbury, Guilfest, Wychwood, Trowbridge, The Acoustic Festival of Britain, & Heineken Big Tops, as well as a 52 date UK university tour and a number of European festivals.

The Longest Mile[edit]

In December 2009 the band met record producer Phil Tennant. Phil had been known for his key involvement with many successful roots bands. Having produced albums for The Levellers, The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors, The Newcranes and The Tansads, he and also went on to manage The Waterboys and discover pop sensation Pixie Lott.

The band met with Phil to discuss their plans for a new album and, having heard some demos, Phil liked it and agreed to become involved. Phil and the band are in the process of recording the album at Rockfield Studios in Wales with engineer, Adam Whittaker.

The album is scheduled for a November 2010 release. The album is hotly anticipated by their loyal following.[1] The first single from the album will be Orphans.[2]

This new album has been described as "an ambitious record that creates a dark and brooding atmosphere, contrasted by lighter and sweeter moments. Featuring distinctive vocals, raw folk instrumentals and fresh, poetic lyrics".[3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Damien Kay – vocals, guitar, mandolin
  • Paul Godfrey – violin, mandolin
  • Tom Price - guitar, mandolin
  • John Forrester - bass guitar, vocals (who also plays for Damaged Goods band The Singing Loins and Robb Johnson)
  • Rob Hayter - drums
  • Helen Leask - Accordion, Piano, Hammond

The band are represented by Eden Music Management.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 10 Songs Demo (1992 - Sticky Songs)
  • The Devil's Road (1993 - Art & Soul OUTCD002)
  • Face The Rain (1995 - Art & Soul OUTCD004)

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