The August List
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The August List


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"The August List @ Here Comes The Sun Festival 2011"

Joanne Kelly, Strawberry Sundae on Reading4u Radio, August 2011

“I really love The August List’s music and they have some beautiful songs, and a simple but effective line-up of one guitar and singer, with additional harmonica for some tunes,(a kick drum) and also a stylophone thrown in for added good measure. The duo were Americana folk-rock, and were definitely one of the bands I heard many people talking about for the rest of the festival.”
- Strawberry Sundae Show, Reading4U Radio

"The August List EP Review"

EP Review by Becky Eumorfopoulos, July 2011:

“The August List have created a fresh and original take on traditional (country) music with their debut self-titled EP.” /
“Stand-out track, ‘Heloise’ is a beautifully subtle ode to bluegrass past. Singer Kerraleigh Child’s lovely voice brings a melancholy to the lyrics, she combines it with a sassiness that is essential for any bluegrass singer worth their salt.” /
“Third and final track ‘End Of A Rope’...showcasing the versatility of Martin’s musicianship.” /
“...the duo’s skill for crafting wistful, witty and intelligent songs...” - The Maidenhead Advertiser

"The August List on The Folk & World Show"

Andy Fowler,  Marlow FM 97.5 Folk/ World Presenter:

“The August List perform New Americana with the utmost gusto. The combination of Kerraleigh's enchanting voice and stage presence with Martin's cracking guitar skills, vocals  and really rather clever songwriting ability ensure that the audience is always left feeling they have experienced something special. When you hear the sometimes dark subject matter of their self penned songs it makes you feel truly involved with the characters in the song but the humour in their act ensures that you leave an August List performance with a warm glow inside.” - Marlow FM Radio

"Supporting Piney Gir 12/07/2011"

“The August List provided lovely support with a stripped-down acoustic country set. Standout tracks ‘Slow Burn’, ‘Heloise’ and a superb cover of ‘Best Dress’ were lovely and the slickness of the band kept the small audience entranced.
“...their performance was beautifully executed.”
“...provided country music which had soul and grit.” - The Maidenhead Advertiser


Original songs:

Forty Rod of Lightnin’


Slow Burn

Death Penalty

Wooden Trunk

Bird House Song

The Same Haunts

Forest Town Lament

The Ticking of the Clock

Cabin Fever

That Old Rockin’ Chair

End of a Rope

Petrified Forest

Garden Rag

Self titled 3 track EP sold at gigs



The August List are a two piece band who write songs that combine dark stories with the big three of love, life and death. These words are then wrapped in what can only be sensibly described as ‘garage folk’ - an acoustic sound, blending elements of English and American folk music with an alternative rock attitude.

Originally from Dorset, they formed at the start of 2009 and were rather pleased when the Willard Grant Conspiracy agreed for them to be named after one of their songs.

They soon relocated to the foothills of Buckinghamshire and started playing open mics and acoustic clubs where they honed their musical muse and captivated crowds. They found support on local radio stations in Marlow and Reading where they gained notoriety after playing live sets on both folk and alternative shows. From that point they began to gig with a tenacious verve.

2011 saw them embark on a mini tour of Kent, play festivals in France, tour such places as Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and London amongst others, support Piney Gir at Windsor Firestation as part of her Country Roadshow and play a pop-up gig for the Outside Inside festival in Reading.

Until August 2011, The August List had recorded all their songs on a 4 track in their kitchen. After numerous attempts to record the song ‘Wooden Trunk’ they realised that it could develop into something special if placed in the right hands. They approached Liam Watson (The White Stripes, Holly Golightly, The Kills) who kindly agreed to produce and record the track for them at Toerag Studios.

2012 began with two headline shows by the sea, one at Bournemouth Folk Club and the other at Get Rhythm Presents... Americana Unplugged in Brighton. They also finished work on a music video for ‘Wooden Trunk’ filmed over Christmas 2011.

The August List continue to write, record and play live.