The Gala Band
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The Gala Band

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An audacious little debut this, from an audacious little frontwoman. An intoxicating blend of confessional folk and intimate story telling. The unexpectedly inventive Gala Band, their lovely, Lilliputian frontwoman outclassing everything else by a country mile: keyboardy, ambitious composition and hair-standing vocal control, mining similar seams to thinking man’s crumpet Regina Spektor or Cat Power. - Venue Magazine


E.P: "Little Revelations"
Released: Sep 2007, Dreamboat Records (barcode 634479617492)

All tracks on E.P recieved Radio Play and Live Radio Sessions around time of release on a range of BBC and commercial stations. Available streaming in various places and a selection of blogs.



Following the band's set at last summer's Glastonbury Festival they were approached by the long standing PJ Harvey Collaborator and Producer, John Parish with an offer to produce their debut album. After working with John on demos and some tracks taken from the bands first release they are now busy in the studio with him working on the album. It is expected to be ready in early 2009 which co-insides with the bands invite from the US label Misra Records, to play as part of their 2009 SXSW showcase.

The Gala Band is the brainchild of Bristol-based songwriting partnership Hannah Partington and Ben Baldwin. Their alt-folk-pop has been compared
to the likes of Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Elbow and Regina Spektor. In spring 2006 the partnership grew to a band when they added Jon Fisher (drums) and Dave Colebrook (bass). The band’s debut E.P release, Little Revelations, engineered by Jim Moray (BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year Award 2004) was released on Dreamboat Records on 24 September, 2007.

The Gala Band completed its first UK tour in 2008 and has supported the likes of Imelda May, Noah and the Whale, Loney dear (UK tour) and The Radar Bros (UK tour).