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2004 FESTIVAL ARTISTES
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Truman Falls CD Launch gig - click to enlarge
Truman Falls at The Shore Hotel Acoustic Stage 2004 - click to enlarge
Truman Falls at The Shore Hotel Acoustic Stage 2004 - click to
Simon Rea - Truman Falls. Click to enlarge
The Truman Falls CD cover
"A Terrific Debut...A Great Album"
Bob Harris, BBC Radio2
Since they stormed the Blues Festival Acoustic Stage in 2004 with their
'..astonishing, crowd-pleasing performance...', Truman Falls have
enjoyed a busy and fruitful year touring their songs from the highly acclaimed
debut album -
. They most recently headlined Doctor Wu's Acoustic
Revolution in Leeds, following a live session for
BBC Radio Yorkshire
Their album is still selling out in the local branch of HMV whilst continuing
new fans across the world through their website, trumanfalls.co.uk. Local
of the Manx music scene will have heard them playing regurlaly during the last
year in the many venues around the Island, where they continue to gain more
Other great news for the band is that BBC's lady legend of all things
, has invited them to do a session on her Radio 2 show.(if
you're near a wireless in the minutes that link April 11th to April 12th,
tune in around the midnight hour to hear the band playing live!), - it is
also expected that they will be playing in Manchester and Leeds during the week
of the Radio 2 Session to promote their debut single - "The Last Man on the
Their own material has been bracketed with such diverse artists as the
Beach Boys, Josh Rouse, Lambchop and Burt Bacharach, but although this
much is true, the sound is distinctively Truman Falls. Part of this must be down
to the soulful, emotive vocal of songwriter Simon Rea and the immediate
imagery of the songs themselves, and the rest to collaborations with
extremely talented musicians such as Paul Teare, Steph Joyce and Dave
Armstrong, (who also co-produced the album), also new full time member
Chris Glaster - who plays keyboards, bass and vocals for their live
Having started out as one of the most popular cover bands on the Island
(at that point dubiously named 'The Starfish Captains'...), they still
occasionally delve into the back catalogue of those classic songs that
inspired them to "Be In Music", so expect to be pleasantly unsurprised by
the odd blast of Bill Withers, James Taylor, Tears for Fears, Talk Talk,
Crowded House and even a little jungle ditty from Tight Fit....
Listen to the band's music at their record label web site at
www.stereoscout.com and/or check out their own web site at the address below.
You can also check out the rest of that Truman Falls gig review at the Acoustic
Stage - 2004 by
Check out their 2005 Festival Gig by clicking