For a quick demo of five recent songs go to this five minute playlist on Soundcloud.
The band plays mostly original songs, with a sound that defies the constraints of any particular genre.
Steve Stone’s songwriting harks back to the 70s pub rock which bled into punk, and has that same energy, but where punk was angry Steve mostly sings of love and loss. Then layer on some country grooves, vocal influences from Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen, jazzier undertones from Dave’s keyboards, Celtic and East European overtones from Paul’s violin and you have a sound that’s as unique as it is entertaining.
Check out the tracks on this page. First a lovely little film put together by Dave over a live recording of Steve’s anthemic Terraced House. Click on the image to view the film.
Then there are three songs recorded with Ashley Slater (Loose Tubes, Freak Power), set to video by Dave one winter’s afternoon. Click on the images and enjoy!
Ashley also recorded the band’s first EP: Entertaining Mr Stone … and Other Stories. It features four tracks, including the band’s title song, and Santa, a song that’s more about Christmas than a Christmas song. The EP’s available in CD format, with limited edition cover artwork by our keyboard player and celebrated artist/illustrator Dave McKean! If you’d like a copy send us a mail via the contact page and we’ll sort out payment (£5 + p&p) and delivery details.
Or search for Entertaining Mr Stone on Spotify or Soundcloud and listen to audio versions of these videos as well as the EP.