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The Intermission Project @ Revelation St Mary's Church, Ashford

None, None, United Kingdom

None, None, United Kingdom

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The Intermission Project @ The Old Queen's Head

London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom

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The Intermission Project @ The Hoxton Square Bar

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London, None, United Kingdom

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The Intermission Project are here to soothe you. The youthful trio released their new EP, ‘Sorry’, on September 23 and its three tracks flit by in their own time, gently propelled by frontman Jim Rubaduka’s soulful vocals.

Formed by two primary school friends who were reunited years later in sixth form, Rubaduka and Alex Stevens, the band have been anxiously waiting to get a taste of their sound out there, having spent the summer cropping up at number of festivals, including Green Man and Kendal Calling.

“It feels like it’s been a million years since we recorded it and it’s nice to be able to give people stuff and say, ‘hey, this is us’,” Rubaduka said. “All three of us are chuffed and think it’s pretty representative of our sound. It’s still early days though.

"Inbetween when we recorded it and now, so many songs have been written. It’s like a constant buzz to get stuff out but at the same time we have people around us who are like, ‘patience, there’s no rush’.”



Setting the band apart from the hordes of acoustic-bothering groups currently littering the charts are some razor-sharp harmonies, which complement their lilting tunes and come courtesy of a collaborative approach to arranging Rubaduka’s initial compositions.

“I’ve always listened to a lot of gospel and African music, and obviously there’s millions of harmonies and really rich pitches, so that had a big influence on the whole harmony side. I’ve always been a big fan of choral music as well,” Rubaduka said. “We’re looking forward to playing with different harmonies in the future, but at the same time knowing when to put it in is something we’re still learning. When it’s most effective, most needed.”

Something that Rubaduka is keen to stress following the release of ‘Sorry’ is that the EP is just an early landmark for the band. There’s certainly more to come and, given the speed with which they’re revisiting old ideas and developing new music, their next move could offer a couple of surprises.

“Playing music and doing what we feel is honest and sincere and representative of us is the most important thing,” he said. “These are only three songs of so many other songs. We’re still figuring out a sound, I guess. We’re heading into trip-hop. Look out for that. I’m joking, but it’s still early days. Some of the stuff that we’ve been writing and doing now is slightly different to the more acoustic stuff.”
- Stereoboard


The Intermission Project are here to soothe you. The youthful trio released their new EP, ‘Sorry’, on September 23 and its three tracks flit by in their own time, gently propelled by frontman Jim Rubaduka’s soulful vocals.

Formed by two primary school friends who were reunited years later in sixth form, Rubaduka and Alex Stevens, the band have been anxiously waiting to get a taste of their sound out there, having spent the summer cropping up at number of festivals, including Green Man and Kendal Calling.

“It feels like it’s been a million years since we recorded it and it’s nice to be able to give people stuff and say, ‘hey, this is us’,” Rubaduka said. “All three of us are chuffed and think it’s pretty representative of our sound. It’s still early days though.

"Inbetween when we recorded it and now, so many songs have been written. It’s like a constant buzz to get stuff out but at the same time we have people around us who are like, ‘patience, there’s no rush’.”



Setting the band apart from the hordes of acoustic-bothering groups currently littering the charts are some razor-sharp harmonies, which complement their lilting tunes and come courtesy of a collaborative approach to arranging Rubaduka’s initial compositions.

“I’ve always listened to a lot of gospel and African music, and obviously there’s millions of harmonies and really rich pitches, so that had a big influence on the whole harmony side. I’ve always been a big fan of choral music as well,” Rubaduka said. “We’re looking forward to playing with different harmonies in the future, but at the same time knowing when to put it in is something we’re still learning. When it’s most effective, most needed.”

Something that Rubaduka is keen to stress following the release of ‘Sorry’ is that the EP is just an early landmark for the band. There’s certainly more to come and, given the speed with which they’re revisiting old ideas and developing new music, their next move could offer a couple of surprises.

“Playing music and doing what we feel is honest and sincere and representative of us is the most important thing,” he said. “These are only three songs of so many other songs. We’re still figuring out a sound, I guess. We’re heading into trip-hop. Look out for that. I’m joking, but it’s still early days. Some of the stuff that we’ve been writing and doing now is slightly different to the more acoustic stuff.”
- Stereoboard


Youth hostelling first took root in Germany in the early years of the 20th century but it took a further twenty years to establish its market in the UK. The Youth Hostels Association’s new project The YHA Road Trip marks an exciting new development in the charity’s 80-year history and serves to remind us why youth hostelling in the UK is still the best way for students and young people to travel cheaply and stay in central locations.

The Intermission Project, one of the UK’s most exciting unsigned bands, formed in 2011, will be accompanying The YHA as they go cross-country, spreading the word in a VW campervan. The band’s recent sets at packed London venues and festival sports at Green Man, Beach Break Live and The Great Escape has meant that the band has not passed unnoticed under the radar of The BBC: ‘Sorry’ has been played across the country on local BBC radio and on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Show.

The week-long tour will wind through St Pauls, Danywenallt, Bristol and to Treyarnon before looping back up to London. The talented young performers will be debuting soulful tracks such as ‘Sorry’, ‘Winter Snow’ and ‘Empty Promises’ in settings as diverse as a campfire in Wales, a bay in Cornwall and a rooftop in London. Meanwhile The Mahogany Sessions will capture YHA’s new venture through the vibrant and varied locations that their hostels boast, in a series of videos and sessions.

The full schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 6th August – intimate acoustic gig on the grounds of YHA Danywenallt (Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7YS)

Thursday 8th August – YHA discovery music event at YHA Bristol (14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA)

Saturday 10th August – YHA Treyarnon, secret event TBA.

Monday 12th August – YHA St Pauls, London, Welcome home/EP showcase gig.

The YHA Road Trip got under way yesterday afternoon on a leafy rooftop in St Pauls, with the midday sun making a welcome cameo as guests sipped wine, nibbled canapés and enjoyed the folksy sound of The Intermission Project as they seamlessly shifted from track to track.

The Intermission Project owes its name to one of the lead singer’s favourite songs by Sleeping At Last, called ‘Intermission’, and as an allusion to their own personal interlude between sixth form and university, as part of a gap year. The captivating voices of Jim Rubaduka and Alex Stevens and the velvety depth of their carefully crafted, self-penned songs in such intimate settings make the YHA Road Trip an event not to miss this summer.

Hostel goers and fans can register for free tickets to see The Intermission Project and their special guests play in the Youth Hostel grounds here.


- The National Student


Offering a nice variety of genres, The Intermission Project offer their debut EP ‘Sorry’, featuring three very strong and enjoyable tracks. Although three tracks is more suiting for a single-release rather than an EP release, there’s still enough on ‘Sorry’ to make the whole experience very enjoyable. There’s a lot of strengths to The Intermission Project, whose members all work well together in presenting each song and all the strengths they possess. There’s some lovely appealing elements to The Intermission Project, who come across as an enjoyable and promising band, who have a good amount to offer.

On ‘Sorry’, the band utilize elements of various genres, ranging from the simplicity of singer/songwriter, to alternative rock and various others. Although ‘Sorry’ only features three tracks, it still manages to serve as a brilliant introduction to The Intermission Project, and what they have to offer. Each track on the EP contains wonderful elements that makes them all stand out in their own respective rights, ranging from the vocal style used, to the backing instrumentals. There’s a wonderful variety on the EP, which is incredibly surprising considering that there’s only three songs. It certainly paves the way in a promising way, suggesting that a full album release would be highly enjoyable. It’s odd, as each track seems to get stronger and stronger, offering more and more and showing us the real range and scope of The Intermission Project. The only drawback that can really be found in The Intermission Project is in their similarity to other artists, most notably Mumford & Sons, who the band sadly manage to sound very similar to. What’s lucky is that The Intermission Project manage to offer their own style and range that is different to Mumford & Sons, though at the core of it, the similarities still remain.

Overall though, The Intermission Project and their latest EP ‘Sorry’ is one of the most enjoyable listening experiences out there. Each track offers a wonderful amount, contributing well to the EP’s overall shape and sound. It’s incredibly promising and highly enjoyable, and certainly makes me want to keep an eye on their progress in the music world. Considering the range being offered on the EP, it certainly shows promise for what is hopefully going to come in the future. For now, The Intermission Project get to enjoy the fact that they’ve made a stellar EP, and one that shows a phenomenal amount of promise for this upcoming band

Album Rating:
¦????? 4/5
- CD Critic


Offering a nice variety of genres, The Intermission Project offer their debut EP ‘Sorry’, featuring three very strong and enjoyable tracks. Although three tracks is more suiting for a single-release rather than an EP release, there’s still enough on ‘Sorry’ to make the whole experience very enjoyable. There’s a lot of strengths to The Intermission Project, whose members all work well together in presenting each song and all the strengths they possess. There’s some lovely appealing elements to The Intermission Project, who come across as an enjoyable and promising band, who have a good amount to offer.

On ‘Sorry’, the band utilize elements of various genres, ranging from the simplicity of singer/songwriter, to alternative rock and various others. Although ‘Sorry’ only features three tracks, it still manages to serve as a brilliant introduction to The Intermission Project, and what they have to offer. Each track on the EP contains wonderful elements that makes them all stand out in their own respective rights, ranging from the vocal style used, to the backing instrumentals. There’s a wonderful variety on the EP, which is incredibly surprising considering that there’s only three songs. It certainly paves the way in a promising way, suggesting that a full album release would be highly enjoyable. It’s odd, as each track seems to get stronger and stronger, offering more and more and showing us the real range and scope of The Intermission Project. The only drawback that can really be found in The Intermission Project is in their similarity to other artists, most notably Mumford & Sons, who the band sadly manage to sound very similar to. What’s lucky is that The Intermission Project manage to offer their own style and range that is different to Mumford & Sons, though at the core of it, the similarities still remain.

Overall though, The Intermission Project and their latest EP ‘Sorry’ is one of the most enjoyable listening experiences out there. Each track offers a wonderful amount, contributing well to the EP’s overall shape and sound. It’s incredibly promising and highly enjoyable, and certainly makes me want to keep an eye on their progress in the music world. Considering the range being offered on the EP, it certainly shows promise for what is hopefully going to come in the future. For now, The Intermission Project get to enjoy the fact that they’ve made a stellar EP, and one that shows a phenomenal amount of promise for this upcoming band

Album Rating:
¦????? 4/5
- CD Critic


In the incomprehensibley vast ocean of new music and talent, swimming ever so closely to the top is the excitingly new and fresh faced Acoustic-Folk act The Intermission Project. Setting out to capture your heart with their warming tones of redemption, their upbeat joyous melodies go a long way to delivering a promise of hope and prosperity. You can stream 'Sorry' above, the title track from their upcoming EP due out soon.

This August will see the band participate in a tour with a difference as they set off from YHA St Pauls, London on August 5th. From here the band will make their way right through South England and Wales, stopping to play live sessions at three breathtaking YHA locations including Danywenallt in Wales and Bristol. Going along for the ride will be the popular YouTube channel The Mahogany Sessions capturing every glorious detail for our viewing pleasure.

You can register for tickets to be there at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/livemoreyha/events

f: www.facebook.com/IntermissionProject - Sos Music


The amazingly talented young lads from The Intermission Project along with Leo Stannard, have absolutely nailed a rendition of Alt-J‘s sonic track, ‘Tessellate’.

We recently saw them play on a rooftop at St Paul’s YHA as apart of the YHA Road Trip and they blew the entire crowd away.

The recording is by the guys from The Mahogany Sessions with the cover only the icing on the cake of what we expect to see from these lads in the next 12 months!

The Mahogany folks also dropped this bomb about the recording: “This is hands down one of the best Mahogany Sessions EVER.” WOW.
- Invasion Magazine


The amazingly talented young lads from The Intermission Project along with Leo Stannard, have absolutely nailed a rendition of Alt-J‘s sonic track, ‘Tessellate’.

We recently saw them play on a rooftop at St Paul’s YHA as apart of the YHA Road Trip and they blew the entire crowd away.

The recording is by the guys from The Mahogany Sessions with the cover only the icing on the cake of what we expect to see from these lads in the next 12 months!

The Mahogany folks also dropped this bomb about the recording: “This is hands down one of the best Mahogany Sessions EVER.” WOW.
- Invasion Magazine


We love a bit of ingenuity and creativity that extends beyond musical ability and that's exactly what fresh, up and coming acoustic-folk trio The Intermission Project have to offer. Thinking outside the box, they've teamed up with YHA (the Youth Hostels Association) and will be heading off on a unique road trip this August which will see the 18 year olds journeying around South England and Wales stopping to perform live sessions at five YHA locations.

The guys will start at YHA ST Pauls, London on August 5th, and will then perform at YHA Danywenallt - Wales, and Bristol. The journey will be documented by session and videos filmed the by The Mahogany Sessions.

YHA as been around for 80 years providing young people with affordable accommodation in the most exceptional and diverse locations so this is a really exciting step for both the organisation and The Intermission Project. Hostel goers and fans can register for free tickets to see The Intermission Project and their special guests play in the Youth Hostel grounds here:


For more information on YHA please click here #YHARoadTrip

Check out the beautifully textured soulful vocals and the skilled sound of The Intermission Project below in their track 'Sorry' - taken from their forthcoming debut EP to be released later this year.


- The Music Dungeon


Mahogany on the road with The Intermission Project!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Mark Murdoch




If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll have definitely heard of our good friends The Intermission Project, and we’re incredibly excited to be joining them their special Live More road trip tour next week around the UK, alongside the Youth Hostel Association.

We’ll be jumping in their specially customised camper van as they perform some free show in the beautiful grounds of some of the best YHA hostels in the country – these include YHA St Pauls in London, YHA Danywenalt in South Wales, YHA in Bristol and YHA Treyarnon in Cornwall.



It’s the first time we’ve gone on the road with a band and we’ll be filming some gorgeous Mahogany Sessions with them (and some special surprise guests) in the beautiful countryside.

Come and join us along the way, and for more information head over to the YHA Live More site.

Here is the Introducing Session we shot with The Intermission Project earlier in the year.



See you on the road!
- The Mahogany Blog


Mahogany on the road with The Intermission Project!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Mark Murdoch




If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll have definitely heard of our good friends The Intermission Project, and we’re incredibly excited to be joining them their special Live More road trip tour next week around the UK, alongside the Youth Hostel Association.

We’ll be jumping in their specially customised camper van as they perform some free show in the beautiful grounds of some of the best YHA hostels in the country – these include YHA St Pauls in London, YHA Danywenalt in South Wales, YHA in Bristol and YHA Treyarnon in Cornwall.



It’s the first time we’ve gone on the road with a band and we’ll be filming some gorgeous Mahogany Sessions with them (and some special surprise guests) in the beautiful countryside.

Come and join us along the way, and for more information head over to the YHA Live More site.

Here is the Introducing Session we shot with The Intermission Project earlier in the year.



See you on the road!
- The Mahogany Blog


The Intermission Project @ The YHA 12/08/13

by Jacqueline
September 5, 2013
Live Reviews, The Intermission Project, YHA


Out of the many ways to put a band through their paces, the YHA have certainly done their best with organizing a tour with a difference for The Intermission Project. Having put the band through their paces for a solid week, carting them around the south of England and engaging in the likes of white water rafting and mountain biking, it’s a schedule that certainly would tire the most hardened of holiday makers.

Indeed, it’s a very well worn band that take to the stage on the roof terrace of the YHA in St Pauls this evening – at least this is what frontman, Jim, tells the intimate audience; from their chatty, charismatic demeanour on the other hand, most would be none the wiser.

For a band that is apparently so young, The Intermission Project handle themselves with astounding maturity. From the heartwarming, extremely well-written lyrics to the tactful harmonies and subtle melodies of the guitars that accompany them, there is a poise about their music that many fail to achieve when armed with predominantly acoustic instruments.

Add a decent rhythm section to this mix and a shed load of charisma on top, and it is clear this band is set for bigger stages than what they have to deal with tonight. It’s an evolution that is clearly already in motion, as the band swap from acoustic to electric halfway through the set to deliver the highlight ‘Oh My’, which is in no doubt made special by some audience participation. It’s an element of the gig that only proves the impressive talent that this band have for not only creating good music, but performing and presenting themselves in a way that you can’t help but connect with.

As far as accolades go, The Intermission Project are set for an uncountable number. The tangibility of the atmosphere that they are capable of creating through the simplest of techniques shows a real skill with songwriting that can only lead to better things should the band continue to expand and explore their sound. For now, however, if personality and stage presence are anything to go by, there is more than enough to satisfy the small, yet incredible eager crowd that are gathered here tonight.

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Out of the many ways to put a band through their paces, the YHA have certainly done their best with organizing a tour with a difference for The Intermission Project. Having put the band through their paces for a solid week, carting them around the south of England and engaging in the likes of white water rafting and mountain biking, it’s a schedule that certainly would tire the most hardened of holiday makers.

Indeed, it’s a very well worn band that take to the stage on the roof terrace of the YHA in St Pauls this evening – at least this is what frontman, Jim, tells the intimate audience; from their chatty, charismatic demeanour on the other hand, most would be none the wiser.

For a band that is apparently so young, The Intermission Project handle themselves with astounding maturity. From the heartwarming, extremely well-written lyrics to the tactful harmonies and subtle melodies of the guitars that accompany them, there is a poise about their music that many fail to achieve when armed with predominantly acoustic instruments.

Add a decent rhythm section to this mix and a shed load of charisma on top, and it is clear this band is set for bigger stages than what they have to deal with tonight. It’s an evolution that is clearly already in motion, as the band swap from acoustic to electric halfway through the set to deliver the highlight ‘Oh My’, which is in no doubt made special by some audience participation. It’s an element of the gig that only proves the impressive talent that this band have for not only creating good music, but performing and presenting themselves in a way that you can’t help but connect with.

As far as accolades go, The Intermission Project are set for an uncountable number. The tangibility of the atmosphere that they are capable of creating through the simplest of techniques shows a real skill with songwriting that can only lead to better things should the band continue to expand and explore their sound. For now, however, if personality and stage presence are anything to go by, there i - 7Bit


Spotlight On The Intermission Project

Posted on September 4, 2013 Natalie Xenos Music, Spotlight

We were recently introduced to a pretty awesome EP by a band called The Intermission Project. Titled Sorry, the EP is already one of our favourites of 2013 away from the mainstream charts. The band have been busy touring and have just returned from a road trip with the Youth Hostels Association, where they played a series of gigs at youth hostels in England and Wales. They’ve performed a number of packed-out London shows, as well as festival spots at The Great Escape, Green Man and Kendal Calling. We’re calling them our band to watch for the future and we caught up with band member Jim Rubaduka to talk about musical influences, gigs and their hostel visiting road trip.



Describe your sound in one sentence.

Jim: I think it’s hard to describe our sound at all yet alone in a sentence as we’re still a really young band who are trying to craft a sound that fits us.

Who are your musical influences?

Jim: There are so many musical influences… I think one we can all agree on is Bob Dylan.

What do you think is the best album ever written?

Jim: The album we all seem to have unanimously enjoyed and appreciated is For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver.

What has been your best gig so far?

Jim: Individually we all have our own moments but collectively I think Kendal Calling is a gig we won’t forget anytime soon.

If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?

Jim: It would be a toss up between Paul Simon or Bruce Springsteen, although it would mean as much to see them owning the stage as it would to perform with them, either would be a dream.

What TV show would you like to hear your music featured on?

Jim: Greys Anatomy would be cool, I’m a big fan of the show and they always have great music.

Where do you most want to perform?

Jim: There’s a whole list of venues we’d love to play that we’ve written out. I think it’s safe to say we want to get out to America at some point as that’s where we have the most fans outside of the UK. We’re always getting emails telling us we need to go and visit so I guess it makes sense to go there.

What’s your fondest musical memory?

Jim: We have a lot of great memories and experiences as a band, but our recent road trip was probably the highlight for us collectively. The experience took us around the south of England in a small camper van playing at various youth hostels. It tested our patience with each other and we were half expecting a punch up (Charlie has quite a temper), so we’re glad that didn’t happen. It was great playing a show every day and getting to know one another even better.

What are you listening to right now?

Alex: Retrograde – James Blake

Charlie: Chocolate – 1975

Jim: Supersoaker – Kings Of Leon

Check out The Intermission Project on Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/the-intermission-project/the-intermission-project-sorry
- Culture Fly


Spotlight On The Intermission Project

Posted on September 4, 2013 Natalie Xenos Music, Spotlight

We were recently introduced to a pretty awesome EP by a band called The Intermission Project. Titled Sorry, the EP is already one of our favourites of 2013 away from the mainstream charts. The band have been busy touring and have just returned from a road trip with the Youth Hostels Association, where they played a series of gigs at youth hostels in England and Wales. They’ve performed a number of packed-out London shows, as well as festival spots at The Great Escape, Green Man and Kendal Calling. We’re calling them our band to watch for the future and we caught up with band member Jim Rubaduka to talk about musical influences, gigs and their hostel visiting road trip.



Describe your sound in one sentence.

Jim: I think it’s hard to describe our sound at all yet alone in a sentence as we’re still a really young band who are trying to craft a sound that fits us.

Who are your musical influences?

Jim: There are so many musical influences… I think one we can all agree on is Bob Dylan.

What do you think is the best album ever written?

Jim: The album we all seem to have unanimously enjoyed and appreciated is For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver.

What has been your best gig so far?

Jim: Individually we all have our own moments but collectively I think Kendal Calling is a gig we won’t forget anytime soon.

If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?

Jim: It would be a toss up between Paul Simon or Bruce Springsteen, although it would mean as much to see them owning the stage as it would to perform with them, either would be a dream.

What TV show would you like to hear your music featured on?

Jim: Greys Anatomy would be cool, I’m a big fan of the show and they always have great music.

Where do you most want to perform?

Jim: There’s a whole list of venues we’d love to play that we’ve written out. I think it’s safe to say we want to get out to America at some point as that’s where we have the most fans outside of the UK. We’re always getting emails telling us we need to go and visit so I guess it makes sense to go there.

What’s your fondest musical memory?

Jim: We have a lot of great memories and experiences as a band, but our recent road trip was probably the highlight for us collectively. The experience took us around the south of England in a small camper van playing at various youth hostels. It tested our patience with each other and we were half expecting a punch up (Charlie has quite a temper), so we’re glad that didn’t happen. It was great playing a show every day and getting to know one another even better.

What are you listening to right now?

Alex: Retrograde – James Blake

Charlie: Chocolate – 1975

Jim: Supersoaker – Kings Of Leon

Check out The Intermission Project on Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/the-intermission-project/the-intermission-project-sorry
- Culture Fly


The Intermission Project, one of the UK’s most exciting, unsigned bands, is joining YHA this summer for a roadtrip of a lifetime.

Setting off from London on 5 August, the band will weave their way across South England, stopping to play live sessions at three stunning YHA locations.

Tickets are absolutely free and we're offering special rates on rooms. So gather your mates, book tickets and get set for an unforgettable summer of music.





YHA Danywenallt

THE CAMPFIRE SESSION, Tuesday 6th August,

It doesn’t get much more magical than this: The Intermission Project, unplugged, surrounded by the luscious Welsh countryside. Come along at 7pm for a BBQ and drinks, and get in the mood for an open-air event you won’t forget in a hurry.

Venue: YHA Danywenallt, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7YS. T: 0845 371 9548

To sign up and find out the latest event details visit Facebook.com/Livemoreyha.

Beds start from £14 a night

No regrets. Book now as beds and tickets will go fast.







YHA Bristol

THE ROADTRIP SESSION, Thursday 8th August,

IHear an extraordinary band perform in a unique setting - our former waterside grain mill. Join us for food and drinks at 7pm and then be one of the first to hear The Intermission perform tracks from their up and coming EP.

Venue: YHA Bristol 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA. T: 0845 371 9726

To sign up and find out the latest event details visit Facebook.com/Livemoreyha.

Beds start from £19 a night

No regrets. Book now as beds and tickets will go fast.







YHA Treyarnon

THE SECRET SESSION, Saturday 10th August, YHA Treyarnon,

Get ready to throw down your rug, open a beer and settle down to watch The Intermission Project play an unforgettable gig from 6pm at the YHA Treyarnon.

Venue: YHA Treyarnon, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8JR. T: 0845 371 9664

To sign up and find out the latest event details visit Facebook.com/Livemoreyha.

Camping is available from £12 a night – call 0845 371 9664 to book a space

No regrets. Book now to avoid disappointment.







YHA London St Pauls

THE HOME-COMING SESSION, Monday 12th August,

After 7 nights, 700 miles, 5 hostels and countless new friends, The Intermission Project plan to end the YHA road trip in style. Join us for a rooftop session overlooking London at the beautiful YHA St Pauls – it’s going to be one to remember!

Venue: YHA London St Pauls, 36 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5AB. T: 0845 371 9012

Book now to avoid disappointment. Beds start from £25.







YHA Beer

The Intermission Project will be staying at YHA Beer this summer, so why don’t you spend a few nights there too? You can take a dip at the nearby beach, relax in the Arts and Crafts House, or sip on a cold - you guessed it - locally brewed beer.

YHA Beer, Bovey Combe, Beer, Seaton, Devon EX12 3LL. T: 0845 371 9502

Camping is available – call 0845 371 9502 to book a space
- YHA


August 5, 2013

7 nights, 700 miles, 5 hostels, 3 musicians.

Today marks the start of a very exciting adventure, as up-and-coming band The Intermission Project join the YHA (Youth Hostelling Association) and buckle in for a seven day road trip around South England and Wales. Leaving from YHA St.Paul’s in London later today, the band will be taking to the road in a custom 1970s camper van and casting some of their acoustic folk magic in some of the country’s prettiest spots, as well as getting involved in some local, fun, and extreme activities that will be broadcast on social media. After kicking things off with a campfire session on 6th August at YHA Danywenallt in Wales, The Intermission Project will be stopping at YHA Bristol – housed in a former grain mill – on the 8th August, and stopping at YHA Treyarnon in Cornwall for a secret, soon to be announced gig on one of the local beaches, before heading back to YHA St. Paul’s for a roof-top, home-coming session on the 12th August.

It’s been a good year for The Intermission Project. They’ve recently finished recording three tracks for their debut EP at Vale Studios, shortly to be released online, and have a summer packed with festival dates including Green Man, Kendall Calling and The Great Escape. Not only that, but the band has attracted the attention of BBC Introducing and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music. Quite an achievement for three 18 year olds. Not that music is anything new in the lives of band members Jim Rubaduka (guitar / lead vocals), Alex Stevens (electric guitar / vox), and Charlie Campbell (drums / vox): while Alex was an avid Bob Marley fan as a teenager, lead singer Jim tells us that ‘Charlie started beating pots and pans around the house before he could walk’, and that he himself was heavily influenced by the music his parents played around the house, and started writing songs as soon as he could play the guitar. While Jim and Alex first met at primary school, and bonded over ‘plans to move to America and become professional NBA players’, it wasn’t until their paths crossed again in Sixth Form College in Ashford in 2011 that the two formed the band, bringing in Charlie later on to round off the ensemble. Musical influences such as Jon Foreman, Ryan O’Neal, Foy Vance and Bruce Springsteen infuse the band’s music – an intricately crafted fusion of acoustic, folk, and soul sounds – with Jim crediting these musicians for ‘really getting me thinking about what I’m writing’.

The band are looking forward to the YHA Road Trip with enthusiasm: first approached about the Road Trip by The Mahogany Blog (who run one of the UK’s leading YouTube channels for showcasing acoustic performances, and who will also be hitting the road to record the band’s experiences for broadcast on You Tube), the band see the trip as a great chance to not only explore the country (‘The Cornwall leg of the trip is really appealing, yet the chance to visit Bristol again is also great’, Jim says), but to dive headfirst into the hosteling experience and head home with a ‘few stories’. Jim’s even optimistic about the long hours the band will spend in the camper van, hoping that travelling in a ‘hippymobile’ will result in nothing but ‘peace and harmony in the van’… except for the fact that ‘Charlie talks really loud in his sleep’. It’s not only Jim who’s excited about the coming week, with the chances it’ll bring to meet new people and fans on the road, with Alex summing up his expectations with the words ‘Fun, music and more fun’, while Charlie hoping that the road trip will be a chance to ‘party, party, party’.

It’s not only the boys from The Intermission Project who are looking forward to the adventures of the coming week – the YHA are also thrilled to be teaming up with the band for the Road Trip. Having been introduced to the band via The Mahogany Blog, the YHA decided that the Road Trip was the ideal way ‘to put all our support behind his one band to enable them to become a real success in 2013/2014'. The Road Trip has been put together with the specific aim of ‘reinvigorating’ the YHA’s links with the 18-30 age group, and the organisation is chuffed to have found a band which ‘such relevance to the YHA brand’: ‘The lads couldn’t be a more perfect fit for this project; their music is fantastic and we’re really proud to be supporting them. This is a first for YHA and a first for the band. If they are a success, it will be YHA who have put them on the map – quite literally!’.

As well as putting The Intermission Project on the map, in bringing their music to a wider audience, the Road Trip is a great opportunity for the YHA to showcase itself. As a charity with an 80 year history, the organisation is a great British institution. As well as the fact that ‘every penny from a stay goes towards maintaining our unique hostels, keeping prices affordable, and enriching the lives of young people’, the YHA’s supporters have also enabled the organisation to ‘set up B - The Muso's Guide


August 5, 2013

7 nights, 700 miles, 5 hostels, 3 musicians.

Today marks the start of a very exciting adventure, as up-and-coming band The Intermission Project join the YHA (Youth Hostelling Association) and buckle in for a seven day road trip around South England and Wales. Leaving from YHA St.Paul’s in London later today, the band will be taking to the road in a custom 1970s camper van and casting some of their acoustic folk magic in some of the country’s prettiest spots, as well as getting involved in some local, fun, and extreme activities that will be broadcast on social media. After kicking things off with a campfire session on 6th August at YHA Danywenallt in Wales, The Intermission Project will be stopping at YHA Bristol – housed in a former grain mill – on the 8th August, and stopping at YHA Treyarnon in Cornwall for a secret, soon to be announced gig on one of the local beaches, before heading back to YHA St. Paul’s for a roof-top, home-coming session on the 12th August.

It’s been a good year for The Intermission Project. They’ve recently finished recording three tracks for their debut EP at Vale Studios, shortly to be released online, and have a summer packed with festival dates including Green Man, Kendall Calling and The Great Escape. Not only that, but the band has attracted the attention of BBC Introducing and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music. Quite an achievement for three 18 year olds. Not that music is anything new in the lives of band members Jim Rubaduka (guitar / lead vocals), Alex Stevens (electric guitar / vox), and Charlie Campbell (drums / vox): while Alex was an avid Bob Marley fan as a teenager, lead singer Jim tells us that ‘Charlie started beating pots and pans around the house before he could walk’, and that he himself was heavily influenced by the music his parents played around the house, and started writing songs as soon as he could play the guitar. While Jim and Alex first met at primary school, and bonded over ‘plans to move to America and become professional NBA players’, it wasn’t until their paths crossed again in Sixth Form College in Ashford in 2011 that the two formed the band, bringing in Charlie later on to round off the ensemble. Musical influences such as Jon Foreman, Ryan O’Neal, Foy Vance and Bruce Springsteen infuse the band’s music – an intricately crafted fusion of acoustic, folk, and soul sounds – with Jim crediting these musicians for ‘really getting me thinking about what I’m writing’.

The band are looking forward to the YHA Road Trip with enthusiasm: first approached about the Road Trip by The Mahogany Blog (who run one of the UK’s leading YouTube channels for showcasing acoustic performances, and who will also be hitting the road to record the band’s experiences for broadcast on You Tube), the band see the trip as a great chance to not only explore the country (‘The Cornwall leg of the trip is really appealing, yet the chance to visit Bristol again is also great’, Jim says), but to dive headfirst into the hosteling experience and head home with a ‘few stories’. Jim’s even optimistic about the long hours the band will spend in the camper van, hoping that travelling in a ‘hippymobile’ will result in nothing but ‘peace and harmony in the van’… except for the fact that ‘Charlie talks really loud in his sleep’. It’s not only Jim who’s excited about the coming week, with the chances it’ll bring to meet new people and fans on the road, with Alex summing up his expectations with the words ‘Fun, music and more fun’, while Charlie hoping that the road trip will be a chance to ‘party, party, party’.

It’s not only the boys from The Intermission Project who are looking forward to the adventures of the coming week – the YHA are also thrilled to be teaming up with the band for the Road Trip. Having been introduced to the band via The Mahogany Blog, the YHA decided that the Road Trip was the ideal way ‘to put all our support behind his one band to enable them to become a real success in 2013/2014'. The Road Trip has been put together with the specific aim of ‘reinvigorating’ the YHA’s links with the 18-30 age group, and the organisation is chuffed to have found a band which ‘such relevance to the YHA brand’: ‘The lads couldn’t be a more perfect fit for this project; their music is fantastic and we’re really proud to be supporting them. This is a first for YHA and a first for the band. If they are a success, it will be YHA who have put them on the map – quite literally!’.

As well as putting The Intermission Project on the map, in bringing their music to a wider audience, the Road Trip is a great opportunity for the YHA to showcase itself. As a charity with an 80 year history, the organisation is a great British institution. As well as the fact that ‘every penny from a stay goes towards maintaining our unique hostels, keeping prices affordable, and enriching the lives of young people’, the YHA’s supporters have also enabled the organisation to ‘set up B - The Muso's Guide


A rooftop in St Paul’s is the setting for the final show of the YHA Road Trip, which has seen Ashford act The Intermission Project tour the countryside for the past week. The young trio is visibly tired from their adventures, but are all smiles and chatty with the ever-increasing crowd as show time draws near.

Comprised of Jim Rubaduka on lead vocals and guitar, multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist Alex Stevens, and Charlie Campbell on the drums, the lads have a squeaky clean image that proves to be germane to their straight-up indie folk sound.

The band are met with a warm reception but Rubaduka jokes that the audience might not still be applauding by the end of the set, and is quick to cheekily put the onus on their sound guy for any mistakes that may occur. Nevertheless, the show gets underway behind Stay and Sorry, the latter of which is the title track from the band’s upcoming EP.

Sorry is a good example of The Intermission Project’s sound – hopeful, unapologetically optimistic and brimming with youthful spirit. Think the jauntiness of Mumford & Sons, but with less urgency, and an underlining hint of Michael Kiwanuka soul driven by strong pop sensibilities.

It’s a style that the three-piece have down pat, effectively using handclaps on a couple of tracks, busting out the harmonica for Ribbons and showing off smooth harmonies on Find a Way Home.

As the set progresses, Rubaduka’s prediction of diminishing returns remains unfounded. Even though there seems to be an embedded hype-man, who woops at the end of each song, their prompting isn’t necessary as the crowd is more than willing to supply ample appreciation.

Second-to-last song Oh My is the stand-out of the evening. The band encourages some audience participation and they respond, happily singing the track’s simple, catchy hook. This frees up Rubaduka to let loose and the frontman hints at what he is vocally capable of, should The Intermission Project ever venture into less tame territory.

Finishing up on City Lights, it’s a triumphant end to the band’s week-long journey. The lads can now rest up in their own beds and enjoy some of their mothers’ cooking but it’s hard to imagine this unsigned band remaining at home or under the radar for long. They’ve got the look; they’ve got the sound, and now they just need the break.

Verdict: ?????
- The Upcoming


A rooftop in St Paul’s is the setting for the final show of the YHA Road Trip, which has seen Ashford act The Intermission Project tour the countryside for the past week. The young trio is visibly tired from their adventures, but are all smiles and chatty with the ever-increasing crowd as show time draws near.

Comprised of Jim Rubaduka on lead vocals and guitar, multi-instrumentalist and backing vocalist Alex Stevens, and Charlie Campbell on the drums, the lads have a squeaky clean image that proves to be germane to their straight-up indie folk sound.

The band are met with a warm reception but Rubaduka jokes that the audience might not still be applauding by the end of the set, and is quick to cheekily put the onus on their sound guy for any mistakes that may occur. Nevertheless, the show gets underway behind Stay and Sorry, the latter of which is the title track from the band’s upcoming EP.

Sorry is a good example of The Intermission Project’s sound – hopeful, unapologetically optimistic and brimming with youthful spirit. Think the jauntiness of Mumford & Sons, but with less urgency, and an underlining hint of Michael Kiwanuka soul driven by strong pop sensibilities.

It’s a style that the three-piece have down pat, effectively using handclaps on a couple of tracks, busting out the harmonica for Ribbons and showing off smooth harmonies on Find a Way Home.

As the set progresses, Rubaduka’s prediction of diminishing returns remains unfounded. Even though there seems to be an embedded hype-man, who woops at the end of each song, their prompting isn’t necessary as the crowd is more than willing to supply ample appreciation.

Second-to-last song Oh My is the stand-out of the evening. The band encourages some audience participation and they respond, happily singing the track’s simple, catchy hook. This frees up Rubaduka to let loose and the frontman hints at what he is vocally capable of, should The Intermission Project ever venture into less tame territory.

Finishing up on City Lights, it’s a triumphant end to the band’s week-long journey. The lads can now rest up in their own beds and enjoy some of their mothers’ cooking but it’s hard to imagine this unsigned band remaining at home or under the radar for long. They’ve got the look; they’ve got the sound, and now they just need the break.

Verdict: ?????
- The Upcoming


Fans of Ed Sharpe, The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons should check out this rising new UK talent

Posted on August 4th 2013

Words By Simon Singleton

The Intermission Project's new indie-folk EP is a fantastic new release with lead track 'Sorry' particularly fine for this bright Sunday afternoon.

To support its unveiling, they're undertaking a very original live initiative in the shape of a youth hostel tour! The boys will be hitting some YHA locations for some intimate shows so head down and support both the band and your local YHA.

Aug 6th - Danywenallt - Wales
Aug 8th - Bristol
Aug 10th - Cornwall
Aug 12th - St. Paul's - London
- Top Man Generation


Discography

Sorry (EP) - released 23/09/2013
Sorry
Come Away With Me
I've Been Waiting

Photos

Bio

The Intermission Project

Jim Rubaduka and Alex Stevens, two former Primary School friends were reunited at Sixth Form College through their love of music. Two talented singer / songwriters, now joined by Charlie Campbell on drums, formed The Intermission Project in 2011.

With an acoustic, folk, soul sound their wonderfully crafted songs and velvety soulful voices reveal a maturity way beyond their years. These three 18 year olds from Ashford in Kent have created a sound so very beautiful, thought provoking and immediately captivating that it leaves you singing their tunes over and over.

2013 has seen them playing live venues across the UK impressing audiences with their heartfelt songs, fresh, uplifting sound and charming performances interspersed with humorous tales and anecdotes. They recently played packed shows in London for Communion and Mahogany Live and played several big festivals over the summer including – The Great Escape, Green Man, Kendal Calling, Lounge on The Farm and Shambala. They were also asked by the Youth Hostel Association to join them on a week long roadtrip around the South West of England - all of which was captured by a film crew!

Interest is growing and they are gaining support within the industry and amongst fans. BBC Introducing Kent recently picked up on the band and their track ‘Sorry’ has since been played on the Tom Robinson Mixtape show and syndicated across the country on BBC local radio. They filmed two sessions for The Mahogany Blog this year and are lined up for more sessions in the next few months with Daytrotter, Sofar Sessions and Gin In Teacups.

If this is just the beginning of their musical career you can only wonder at their future.

For more information contact : Sarah Partridge / Emma Dashwood @ Partridge Management
Sarah: 07956 225213 – sarah@partridgemanagement.com
Emma: 07812 166006 – emma@partridgemanagment.com