(Please note ALL 7 tracks will be downloaded, not just Broken Bread)
“If the floor makes your dreams come true then try sleeping on the wall” - sound advice from Cheshire’s finest young musicians of the moment. Betraying the notion that the big cities hold the big talent, all six of Proud Proud People hail from the market town of Sandbach, and are the biggest piece of music news there since Katrina and the Waves played at the Town Hall in 1994. They were formed by Andrew Cargill and Cody Barton over a crazed impromptu night of songwriting and winedrinking in August 2009. The lyrics betray Andy’s background in writing poetry but skillfully avoid cliche to create vivid pictures of loss, longing and cider on summer afternoons. These folkish words are complemented by Cody’s energetic and often hypnotic guitar, to create a deep mellifluous sound reflecting the many levels that each song works on. Add to this the vitality of trumpet, wielded weapon-like by the classically trained Michael Clay, the multi-talented musicianship of bassist & keyboard player Joe Nelson, Emily Tate’s coy, textured saxophone & the sheer kinetic, inventive powerhouse that is Ben Emerton on percussion, Proud Proud People can flit between ‘rocking out’ - filling rooms with their own brand of noisy folk - whilst producing spine-tingling, hushed ballads, all within the same set.
Proud Proud People recently launched their EP, 'How to Be Humble' at a hometown gig in Sandbach. Choosing their favourite watering hole, 'The Black Bear' as the venue, a 200-strong crowd turned up to show their support and party the night away. The band played a 45-minute set, including the tracks from the new release, to a rapt audience on a beautiful summer's evening. This was followed with a DJ set from their multi-talented trumpeter, Michael Clay. A great night was had by all involved and the band were ecstatic to christen their EP in style.
released February 9, 2010
Produced and mastered by Dan Rowley at Tremolo Studios