Cornwall

BBC Introducing: Crowns

  • 21 March 2011
  • From the section Cornwall
Crowns performed acoustically on BBC Radio Cornwall

Bill Jefferson, Jake Butler, Jack Speckleton and Nathan Haynes are from north Cornwall.

Together they are Crowns, a new band, already making a big impression in London.

The band returned home in March to perform a series of concerts in Cornwall.

Crowns popped into BBC Radio Cornwall to perform an acoustic version of Kissing Gates, on the David White Show.

Click on the link below to hear the song.

As well as gigs all over, they have also supported '80s band Big Country, and The Pogues.

Crowns say they are pleased to be home: "We played a great show in our home time of Launceston. I have never seen a gig venue in that place packed out so much. You have to leave to get the people to appreciate what you do."

They recently played at the huge Kernow in the City, bringing a taste of Cornwall to London.

The band said: "It was great. It's good the message of St Piran is being spread. St Patrick's Day is worldwide, I think it should be on the same sort of level."

As well as supporting the Pogues recently, the band say they are often compared to the Irish group.

They said: "Our favourite quote was from a very drunk guy who said, 'You look like McFly but sound like Shane MacGowan'.

"Some people think of folk music as old men with beards. Then we turn up and three of us can't grow a beard at the moment!"

The band will be appearing at the following venues:

Monday 21 March - Livewire, Saltash (Under 21s)

Tuesday 22 March - Mama Stone's, Exeter

Wednesday 23 March - Refectory Bar, Plymouth

Thursday 24 March - The Taphouse, St Agnes

Friday 25 March - Communion @ Bunters, Truro

Saturday 26 March - Bar 35, Bude

Sunday 27 March - Gylly Beach Café, Falmouth

Later this year the band returns to appear at:

29 May - Port Issac Festival

2 July - Bodmin Jail

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