LAZY HEART PARADE:
Purveyors of joyful, harmonic folk-pop since 2011, six-piece Lazy Heart Parade are a mainstay of the London alt-folk scene. With half their number hailing from Liverpool and half from the home counties, they were formed through a combination of long-term friendships and trawling of the musical "lonely hearts" pages. They play songs of nostalgic romance with a bitter edge, backing Colin Smith's charming lyrical reflections on modern city life with instantly-appealing melodies crafted on viola, trumpet and mandolin.
Lazy Heart Parade play live in and around London regularly, with their setlist ranging from the hushed and intricate to the rousing and energetic, and with each show generally involving the band mistaking at least one audience member for a celebrity. Recent haunts have included the Green Note, the Sebright Arms and the Gladstone, and their new EP "My Last Goodbye" was launched in March 2015 at the Old Queen's Head.
Darren Morgan is a 24 year-old Dublin born singer / songwriter based in London. His raw expressions and soulful voice work in a magical unison that captivates audiences and strips pop melodies back to a skeletal efficiency. Inspired by musicians such as Stevie Wonder and classic soul artists such as, Ray Charles, Darren attended Frank Merrimans Bel Canto School of Music home to Sinead O’Connor And Aslans Christy Dignham.
Darren Morgan is currently gigging around London and is due to release his debut EP titled 'Sorry I'm Late' this side of 2015 which encapsulates Soul, Funk and Pop Rock.
Singer-songwriter Fran Wyburn is a musician of great story- telling and harmonious inflection. Newly released EP 'Little Moments' is a beautiful collection of unique songs- characterized by rich harmonies and subtle instrumentation, providing a dreamy backdrop to her poetic lyrics. Inspired by the 1960’s folk revival, her style is current, original and spirited; definitely one to watch out for in 2015.