The Simmertones have been together since 2007 and have quickly become festival favourites in their native South West UK, building a strong following across the gion’s music venues. The Devon based 9 piece consists of Rob Murphy on drums, Del Anning on bass, Keith Waller on sax, Rich Mills on trumpet, Ray Beavis on sax, Sam Smith on trombone, Jamie Watkin on guitar, Tom Crowe on keys and vocalist Glyn Wilcox.
The band’s first album “Presenting the Simmertones, Volume 1”, featuring a selection of original tunes, covers of ska classics and a wild reworking of the Dr Who theme tune was recorded under the guidance of Richard Digby Smith who has previously worked with the likes of Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Sparks and Free at Island Records.
The album picked up great reviews and airplay in the UK, Europe and beyond, including plays on Mikey Davies’ Punk & Ska show on BBC Radio 1, Mark Lamarr’s “God’s Jukebox” on Radio 2 and also Steve Lamacq’s Music show.
The band returned to the studio in early 2011 to record a new EP, “Everything’s Coming Up Ska” ready for a summer release. Made up of 2 new Simmertones originals and 2 classic covers, this recording also features guitar contributions from Steve Cradock of Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller fame and solo performer in his own right.
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