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Julia Dando - founder member of Recurl

BBC Devon Demos has been chatting to Julia Dando, founder member of Plymouth based band Recurl.
Take a listen to their song DAD and let them know what you think on our message board...

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Tell us about Recurl...
Recurl started about three years ago (2002) when I approached Joe Biddle to record some of my songs. What started as a studio project has become so much more.

Recurl were featured on the South West Sound compilation CD and have been getting some rave reviews about the songs that we sell as downloads from our site.

Originally we were going to be called Curl but someone already had taken that name. When Joe and I were emailing each other about the name the subject line was always

Recurl's Julia Dando
Julia Dando

Are you still a studio band?
This last year has been about putting together a live line-up for the band but now the priority is getting the remaining tracks of the album completed for release under our own label.

Who's who in the band now then?
Me, Julia Dando, founder member vox and songwriter. I'm originally from Exeter but now living in Plymouth.

Joe Biddle - producer, programmer, engineer, bass, drums, guitar, wizard and all round genius really. Joe's Plymouth born and bred.

Other session musicians that have played on Recurl tracks include: Jini Galvin (bass) and Christian Sleep (piano).

New members include: Alex Christaki (keys), Matt Brooks (bass) and Mark Palmer (guitar).

What's the song you've chosen to demo for us?
It's called Dad - and the inspiration for it is MY dad.

How would you describe your sound?
Recurl have worked very hard to bring you a sound that we think you'll find irresistibly addictive and memorable.

We are the South West's next big thing! Be there when we make it! And if you like our music we have a street team you can join by logging on to our website.

If you could invite three people to a dinner party - who would you ask and why?
Ozzy Osborne - he makes me laugh and I love to hear his stories.
Sharon Osborne - a hugely successful woman who is strong and determined.
And Simon Cowell - to serve the meal and wash up!

What do you think of the current music scene?
Recurl are based in Plymouth and there aren't that many venues in the city that suit our music. Cover bands seem to rule down here and that's what venues seem to want.

There is little marketing for gigs and the culture of going to see live music seems to be declining - but at least Plymouth has good internet access!

And nationally..?
It's changing! The internet has opened up such an opportunity for the unsigned artist - indeed it begs the question if anyone needs to be signed at all thses days. Starting your own label is the way forward, we think.

Complete the sentence "If we become famous..."
...we will probably run and hide in a shed. Or alternatively we will buy many pairs of shoes!

To listen to RECURL, click on the link at the top of this page - and don't forget to tell us what you think on the message board.
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