Governours

Governours

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"Strong songwriting, wordy lyrical constructs, and an ear for hooks...reminiscent of some of the leading indie folk troubadours of today, like Elvis Perkins and The Tallest Man On Earth...blistering electric guitar work...seriously infectious pop...I found myself not wanting it to be over."

Biography

GOVERNOURS (BROOKLYN, NY) COMBINE SMART FOLK-POP SONGWRITING WITH A DYNAMIC ROCK PERFORMANCE.

THINK NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE MEET TALKING HEADS, WITH AN INDIE-ROCK / ALT-COUNTRY TINGE.

HAVING EARNED A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN LISTENERS FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HIS 2008 SOLO EP 'WORLD ON A WIRE', SINGER-SONGWRITER BILL BARTHOLOMEW FORMED GOVERNOURS IN LATE 2008 AS A PROJECT FOR HIS ROCK/POP OUTPUT.

THE BAND HAS SPENT 2009 TOURING (AS FAR AS WEST AS AUSTIN, TX AND THROUGH THE SOUTHERN AND EAST COAST U.S.), ESTABLISHING THEMSELVES AS A HEADLINER AT MANY CLUBS AND DIY VENUES IN NEW YORK CITY AND THE NORTHEAST REGION.

THEY ARE TO BEGIN TRACKING THEIR DEBUT FULL-LENGTH IN MAY 2009 FOLLOWED BY A SUMMER FESTIVAL AND CLUB TOUR.

SINGER-SONGWRITER AND GUITARIST BILL BARTHOLOMEW’S CLEAR VOCALS AND EXPRESSIVE GUITAR WORK CHANNEL AN ARRAY OF MELODIES AND EMOTION, WHILE BASSIST / VOCALIST JOHN PHIPPS PROVIDES COLORFUL HARMONIC INTERPLAY OVER DRUMMER TITO LADD’S SOLID AND CREATIVE RHYTHMS.

Discography

Bill Bartholomew - World on a Wire EP (April 2008)

Set List

Governours performs original works and may perform covers as requested or desired. They have performed short showcase sets of 20 minutes to full three-hour evenings.

World on a Wire
Feathers
Chained to the Stars
Dollar to your Dime
Lancaster Blvd.
There are no more Numbers to Count
Bright Eyed, Blurry, and Blue
Pink Noise
Arsenal
American Anthem
Catch Me on a Fairer Wind
Spyglass
Side of the Road