Speak Easy Circus

Speak Easy Circus
new single
“Sewn Up”
28th November.

We have been loving getting back out and playing gigs after so long and we wanted to end the year with a bang, so we have decided to release our latest single, ‘Sewn Up’ on the 26th of November.

The band states…

The story of the song is really the story of my favourite pair of jeans, that ripped and left me heartbroken, until I watched a YouTube video to teach myself how to sew. From then on, instead of throwing clothes away I started to clumsily stitch them up. It made me think of all the previous clothes I had thrown out. Why didn’t we fix more things? Why weren’t we taught to sew at school? Why was sewing seen as feminine? It seemed to me there were no downsides. 
So, we decided to write a song in honour of my favourite pair of jeans – heavy on the horns and heavy on the funk . We hope you enjoy it, if it is something you want to cover then even better!

We would best describe our music as experimental indie/funk. But when people first listen to our music the initial thing we would like them to think is that this is something different and unique, something that they might not have heard before. We want to make music that we would listen to, and the music that we listen to is eclectic, exciting, meaningful and doesn’t take itself too seriously all at the same time, so if people went away from our music thinking anything like that then we would take that as a win! 

We all started playing music at an early age, be it piano lessons or saxophone lessons and music was an incredibly important part of all of our lives. Jon (saxophone) ended up studying Jazz and popular music at Hull University, Chats (bass) started his musical career in Malawi and has played virtually every genre of music including a Blues Brothers tribute act at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I  (Jack – guitar/vocals) and Frazer (drums) played in rock and indie bands (and I once played in a Radiohead tribute act) – until eventually we all ended up in Glasgow at the same time and decided to start playing songs together that had originally been written as a Jack solo act called Speak Easy Circus. And thus the full band was formed.

Jack Avison – Guitar/vocals/keys
Jon Wallace – Sax/keys
Chatonda Ridley – Bass
Frazer Laurie – Drums

Speak Easy Circus – Sewn Up (28th November)

Speak Easy Circus – Company Of Men

Speak Easy Circus – Discuss their new single “Company Of Men”

Speak Easy Circus – Lions Should Hunt

Speak Easy Circus – Neon in Daylight

Speak Easy Circus – Balance The Knife

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