Harry Oakwood
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"Americana-uk"

"Whoever was responsible for booking the support band Harry Oakwood deserves special praise.....and their E.P. is pretty damn good as well." - American-uk


"Phantom Limb"

"Finally we have a band we really appreciate to support us".

- Phantom Limb


"Introducing Harry Oakwood"

"Contemplative and ultimately life-affirming because of its honesty. Definitely one of the biggest musical surprises I have come across so far this year." - Life After Nirvana


"Millionaire E.P."

"Harry Oakwood… has the musical skills that can only come from being trained by the best. The Band taught them to capture the sound of warm days and wise words; Brian Wilson drilled them on harmony from his sandbox; Elliott Smith lent them a bit of his heart and bittersweet poetry..." - Sunken Treasures


"Empty Chair"

(of the song Empty Chair) : "Evocative and thought provoking…haunting sincerity". (This songs video reached no. 1 on the Contact Music site.) - Contact Music


"Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers)"

".....Harry Oakwood is THE most important band in London/music right now" - Irwin Sparkes


"Tim Minchin"

"If you get the chance to see Harry Oakwood take it" - Tim Minchin


Discography

Harry Oakwood (Millionaire) EP
1. Scared Crow
2. Brothers
3. Journey Song
4. Empty Chair

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Harry Oakwood are a Rock and Roll band. They blend the authenticity of The Band in all it's Last Waltz heyday with the introspective intensity of Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac. Soaring three part harmonies, accomplished musicianship and inspiring songwriting serve this London based band well when they deliver live performances of a gravity not often seen.

After quickly turning their monthly night into a sell out event, Tim Minchin came to see them and promptly chose them as his support act advising his half a million twitter followers "If you get the chance to see Harry Oakwood, take it".
Phantom Limb echo Minchin's sentiments and defer to Harry's men as their chosen support act explaining "finally we have a band we really appreciate to support us".
Americana-uk said of their last PL show: "Whoever was responsible for booking the support band Harry Oakwood deserves special praise. Their Band/Felice Brothers swagger complimented the soulfulness of Phantom Limb perfectly and their E.P. is pretty damn good as well."

Irwin Sparkes of The Hoosiers is convinced that Harry Oakwood is "THE most important band in London/music right now".

This fast growing reputation for their must see shows prompted one of the UK's most notable orchestras, Aurora Orchestra, to invite them to perform live on BBC Radio 3 with bespoke orchestral treatments of HO songs by Auroras arranger Iain Farrington.

As a consequence an additional flurry of upcoming radio performances is set to further expand their fast growing fan base.

With their E.P. receiving over 20 rave reviews, Harry Oakwood are soon to be in the studio to record their debut album (set for release early next year), recording in the traditional way on to two inch tape at the famous Konk Studios. This promises to capture the spirit of their exceptional live show.

Reviews :

Life After Nirvana : "contemplative and ultimately life-affirming because of its honesty. Definitely one of the biggest musical surprises I have come across so far this year."

Contact Music (of the song Empty Chair) : "Evocative and thought provoking…haunting sincerity". (This songs video reached no. 1 on the Contact Music site.)

Hypetree : "They have sweet, soothing melodies to calm the soul and lyrics that will dig deep in your thoughts, exposing memories, emotions, and ideas long since forgotten…this London based band brings everything you could want out of new folk music."

Independent Music News : "These guys could be something special."

Union Music (Regarding their E.P.) : "We get sent an awful lot of CDs, sometimes there is one that we just think Wow! that's good."

Sunken Treasures : "Harry Oakwood… has the musical skills that can only come from being trained by the best. The Band taught them to capture the sound of warm days and wise words; Brian Wilson drilled them on harmony from his sandbox; Elliott Smith lent them a bit of his heart and bittersweet poetry..."