The Grand Architects

The Grand Architects


The Grand Architects canbest be described as a Country/Rock outfit with a touch of blues. There songs are melodic and infectious, with a rawness that draws the audience ever closer. The Grand Architects display all the characteristics of a band that are going places, and invite you to follow them


Originally formed by the Gothic Architects of the Pre-Raphaelite era as a trade union to keep their secrets from becoming common knowledge, The Grand Architects were outlawed in 1650 for developing an unwelcome influence in the houses of parliament.

Subsequently, they went on to perform in some of Liverpool’s most infamous bands, including The Veras, The Prelude and The Alterkicks.

It was during these intervening years that Dave Owen adapted his inimitable fingerpicking technique and ear for a straight-up protest lyric while hosting past masters such as John Renbourne and Davey Graham at his own folk club, and Nina Jones grafted her way from the open seas of Alaska to the shut-down streets of Toxteth, discovering her naturalistic, elusively compassionate vocal and lyrical style along the way.

In 2007, newly resurgent, The Grand Architects came together to form a country-blues band in Liverpool and perform various other suspicious operations against darker forces.

Due to stupendous hype, their first two Liverpool shows sold out, and in only six months they have bridged the gap between the four-to-the-floor rock attitude and folk sensibility.

Teaming up with local stars such as John Smith and Peter and the Wolf onstage at a host of spectacularly original, comfortingly memorable shows in Liverpool, they’ve forged a distinct new sound for the modern world: a world where the old legends and new angers meet, populated by broken hearts and over-run with SUVs.