The Railway and Koolkagool presents:
Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit. With thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond.
Rob Heron play their own unique brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it. Influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of “razor-sharp” solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’!
Their debut album, ‘Money Isn’t Everything’, caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews – many of them 5-star. Their follow up album, “Talk About The Weather” in 2014 also received great radio play and reviews. Throughout 2015 and 2016 the band have continued to show their passion for touring and playing live with multiple SELL OUT shows across the UK and beyond.
2016 started with a bang with the band extensively touring across February to May – Including dates in England, Scotland, Ireland and Europe! Following this, Rob and the gang played some fantastic festival slots including Glastonbury (Avalon), Red Rooster, Shrewsbury Folk, Belladrum Tartan Heart – the list goes on and on. Through October Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are touring the UK once again to promote the release of their highly anticipated 3rd album “Something Blue”, which is already receiving fantastic reviews for which some are included below.
Truly an incredible live act who’s songs will stick with you even weeks after!
"That’s one hot band right there! " - Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2
"Rob Heron evokes the spirit of Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt with a quintet that shuffles and boogies with panache. Infectiously good-humoured" - Uncut Magazine
"Youthful enthusiasm, a real passion, sheer authenticity and a good slug of Bourbon." - Folk Radio
"Amazing musicians who play with both passion and a sympathetic regard for the history of the genre. " - Maverick Magazine
Jonas and Jane are an Americana Duo from the UK who consist of harmony driven and bluegrass influenced folk. They have toured Texas, Colorado and Arizona and have played many UK festivals including two stages at Maverick Americana Festival and the main stage at Carfest South to over 35,000 people, following a live performance of their song 'Whispered' on the Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
"Brilliant! Some serious tricky finger picking!"
Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2
"Absolutely beautiful, right up my street. They are superb."
Steve Cherelle, BBC Essex
Seamless harmony vocals, sweetest of sounds
Americana UK (review of their 2015 EP 'Whispered')