Tarq Bowen
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Tarq Bowen

Brighton, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Brighton, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Folk Blues


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Tarq Bowen b-town Sessions LP - available on itunes world wide and various other online shops and streaming services.


soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/tarquam-bowen/sets/ep-1



I'm a polar-body twin.

Ok, I'll start again.

I grew up on a farm in the flat lands of lincolnshire,

they make good sausages out there,

My influences range from Dylan, Cash, Joni Mitchell and the greats of the 40's - 70's... the 80's killed it but Huey Lewis just about saved it with that voice of his!

I use a 'blue diamond' bottle neck, getting that raw slide sound on the resonator but the stompbox keeps the music in check with a heavy back beat.

I'm enjoying the climate of 'influence' and inspiration right now as most artists say there's nothing to talk about, and with song titles like 'drunk' circulating on spotify by the new boring Ed Sheeran, well, they might be right.

Fortunately Artists like that inspire me to keep writing something with some weight behind it ...to keep the contrast apparent!

I play blues and folk, not in a dylan way, not in a 'nu-folk' pop way, not in that delicate "I've heard it before but that's a sweet sound' way.

I don't aspire to be any body, I want to play for people, I like the energy, I love the music, so best go listen

I crafted my sound in the bars and venues of Brighton, looking 18 when you're 14 has it's up sides but the live vibe is the life for me - Shouts, expression, stomps, cheers and believability.

I signed a publishing/sync deal with Los Angeles based company 'Matchpoint Music' who are helping me get out to Nashville at the end of the year. Fun times...

Gig History includes over 500 shows in France/Finland/Latvia/Spain/UK

high profile shows include main support for Seth Lakeman,
Rocco Deluca and Nizlopi.

There's a whole lot of useless history about major label interest and writing deals that might be of relevance somewhere but til' then I'm the 21 yr old folk-blues player who wants to get out there and play.

Until I get some descriptive literate P.A who knows me better than myself, enjoy this bio.