The Coast Road

The Coast Road

 Gateshead, England, GBR
BandFolkAcoustic

Intelligent and well-written songs, carefully arranged and beautifully played by a quartet of outstanding musicians. Unique and engaging, The Coast Road fuse folk, jazz and world music styles into a group sound that by turns captivates, intrigues and delights.

Biography

Formed in late 2012, The Coast Road is a musical collaboration between 4 outstanding musicians from the NE and Cumbria. "Like 4 pieces of an inter-locking puzzle, they construct deceptively simple arrangements of Dave Camlin's powerful songs and transform them into edifices of sheer acoustic beauty." (Helen Chadwick) A product of the musical 'melting pot' of The Sage Gateshead where they all work in some capacity, The Coast Road's music dances carelessly over traditional musical boundaries, resulting in music that is both refreshingly new, and reassuringly familiar.

Dave Camlin is a singer-song writer from Cumbria who writes clever, engaging songs from the heart, sung with warmth and harmonious simplicity.

Brendan Murphy is one of the NE's most respected percussionists, endlessly inventive and astonishingly creative, transforming the simple triangle into a power of groove in one moment, or adding layers of subtle harmonics via his own creation, the tuned set of wine glasses he calls the sauvignon-blanc-o-phone.

Paul Susans may be best known for his work as bass player in The Baghdaddies, the UK's well-loved Balkan band, but The Coast Road gives him even more opportunity to demonstrate his formidable prowess on upright, acoustic and electric bass. Effortlessly switching between sensitive accompaniment and virtuosic soloing, Paul's jazz sensibilities underpin The Coast Road's arrangements like foundations support a highway.

Rachel Cross is an impish Scottish fiddler, who plays with lively humour and sensitivity, lifting the music into light, airy places with some traditional fiddle tunes thrown in for good measure. A rising star with NE band Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Rachel's musicianship provides excellent detail and texture to The Coast Road's effortless, funky groove.

Discography

2013 - The Coast Road 'Live at The Kirkgate'

Dave Camlin
2006 - Solo - Work Less / Buy Less
2004 - Bob & Elsie's Extended Family - 3 EPs
2002 - Altar Native - Cumbrian Odyssey
2001 - Solo - Inside Out
2000 - Tryckster - When the Stone is Exposed

Set List

All originals