I had the pleasure of hearing for the first time, Yellowire, at BMI’s “Jingle Ball” showcase on Monday, December 5th. Yellowire is an incredibly talented indy rock band that came all the way from England. All that I know is there was just something magical when they took the stage that made me want to learn more about them! I think if I had to describe their music, I would say a cross between U2, Beck, and Robbie Williams. Definitely worth a listen!
Yellowire is comprised of Ol Beach (vocals, piano, guitar), Jim Board (guitar), Billy Brimblecom/Adrian Meehan (drums), Greg Lafollette/Simone Butler (bass).
Want to learn more about Yellowire??? Sure you do! Be sure to check out their video and interview below. Also, find them at their website: www.yellowire.co.uk
Interview With Lead Singer, Ol Beach:
1) Where is your band based out of?
“The band is based mainly out of London.
We all come from different parts of the UK and London is the meeting point now.”
2) How did you come up with the name of your band?
“I was on tour in South Africa supporting Robbie Williams. I met a masseuse with spiritual connections. She told me that was my bands name. I didn’t want to argue.”
3) When was your band formed and how did you get together?
“We’ve been playing together for a few years now. It’s a very organic process and such a small world of musicians here the line up has been constantly evolving. Everything keeps growing and moving forward. The last dates we had in the US were with a drummer and bass player from Nashville who we met through people. We had one rehearsal and it felt like we’d been playing together for years. I’d be very excited to work with those guys again.”
4) How would you describe your music?
5) Musical influences?
“Influences that go all the way back. The great early players had so much going on. They are very inspiring. We’re just listening and learning all the time. I saw Rachael Yamagata play the other day, she taught me some beautiful lessons.”
6) Do you write your own music?
7) Any plans for touring?
“Hopefully we’re going to be touring again in the US around March 2012. But we’re looking at some recording in Nashville before then so we might try and have one or two gigs during that time as well. In a perfect world.”
8) New music in the works? When being released and where can people buy?
“We are releasing our album in the US next year. You can pre download it from our website and also i-tunes in the US.”
9) Anything exciting in the works for you coming up in the near future?
“We had a great time doing these dates [Jingle Ball] and hopefully after talking with everybody there will be more to come.”
10) Message to your fans?
“Spread the word and have a great Christmas!”