Holy Smokes pres. Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra dont care what genre you choose to put them in western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else as long as you understand that theyre 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.
The Tea Pad are seven years into a remarkable story that began with four friends studying at Newcastle University and now sees them playing venues and festivals across the UK and mainland Europe. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Tom Waits yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style thats utterly their own and changing all the time.
November 2018 sees the band release their single Life Is A Drag on Germanys Migraine Records ahead of their upcoming album Soul Of My City, which is released on Tea Pad Recordings on February 1st 2019.
Joining Rob Heron (vocals and guitar) is Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin and harmonica), Colin Nicholson (accordion) and Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).
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