Horatio James
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Horatio James

London, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

London, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk Alternative




"The End Festival in Crouch End, Part 2 (Horatio James Review)"

If you’re a bunch of Londoners going for that country-flavoured Neil Young lonesomeness, then you’ll need the conviction, you need a certain selflessness and freedom from posing, and you’ll need the songs. Horatio James have all of this, carrying it off without slipping either into pastiche or into a faux-Laurel Canyon slickness, offering “songs of estrangement, heartbreak and malevolence” floating like dust off a pair of snakeskin boots. - Misfit City (Dann Chinn)


Sirens and Sunwheels (2016)
Songs 1-5 & 7-8 written by James Gable (track 6 is a series of traditional Irish jigs)
All tracks arranged and performed by Horatio James
Recorded at Dada Studio, Shoreditch, London

  1. Suspended 5:49
  2. The River Isn't Mine 4:17
  3. Waste 3:49
  4. With Eyes Closed 4:50
  5. Wolves of the Western Front 3:58
  6. The Kesh/Lark in the Morning/Morrison's Jig 4:09
  7. Honest Girl 3:59
  8. Never, Never, Yes 5:52



Horatio James formed when singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Gable, was joined by fiddle-player, Paul Smith; bassist, Edd Kirby; mandolin and banjo-player, Iven Stead; and percussionist Aaron Fegan (later Mark Gilyead). With a range of musical backgrounds and interests, their songs of malevolence, estrangement and heartache are delivered with an authentic folky twang and warm, soulful melodies. They have performed all around London and recently released their first album, Sirens and Sunwheels.

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