Mashville

Mashville

 Ashford, England, GBR
BandAmericanaRock

Mashville is an americana / alt-country band which has had specialist radio play here in the UK (including BBC), is regularly played abroad in Europe and in the USA and has performed at festivals in the UK and Europe.

The band independently released two albums in the past couple of years (Door To Texas 2014 and Tripping on Wires 2015) which can be heard in full on the band's website athttp://www.mashvilleband.com/listen or all commercial streaming platforms.

Biography

Mashville was formed in late 2012, after an initial couple of experimental rehearsal sessions where no-one really knew each other. With a gradually dawning realisation that as musicians the original four shared a love of American roots music and brought an unusual combination of influences and styles that just worked together so much, a band with a distinctive sound was born.

The band name was taken from an Alabama 3 track - another great British band best known for the theme to The Sopranos. Gigs started to come in quickly and a demo CD was recorded just to give venues an idea of what to expect - initially a selection of fairly obscure covers by the likes of AA Bondy and Wilco - and soon the band was gigging regularly.

The gigging stirred the creative juices and gradually the band started to experiment with original material. This resulted in a recording session in February 2014 in London with Pat Collier (of Katrina & The Waves and Morcheeba fame amongst an amazing portfolio of artists over the past 30 years). The resulting album "Door To Texas" was self released on CD and all digital platforms in April 2014 and a follow up "Tripping on Wires" recorded 9 months later.

The band's music is a unique crossover of roots, blues, country and rock - plenty of twang (but not really country...), plenty of power (but not all rock...), plenty of subtle dynamics and above all, as fans who have seen the band will testify - great instinctive musicianship with real imagination and originality.

The band has attracted radio play in the UK, the USA and and across the Channel in mainland Europe.The band has been gigging extensively, including festival appearances in the UK and Europe in the summer of 2015. 

Gig dates, music and more info on the band can be found at www.mashvilleband.com