We first introduced ahab back in 2010. things have moved on a pace since then and they’ve become one of the hottest and most exciting young bands on the UK-Americana scene. They are on the road throughout October for an extensive tour that will see them visiting every corner of the UK.
The London-based group’s unique take on alt-country rock is based around stunning four-part vocal harmonies. With four talented songwriters in the line-up, ahab’s set features highly original compositions that have a freshness and dynamism guaranteed to captivate and excite.
To coincide with the tour the band are releasing a live fourteen track CD. Recorded earlier this year, the album ‘Live in London‘ captures the real spirit of the live band. The album includes five previously unreleased tracks and will be available at the gigs throughout the tour.
Guitarist and vocalist Dave Burn says ‘Live performance is our trademark and the album really captures the atmosphere of our shows – that is how we want fans to remember their evening’.
The band already has an enthusiastic following with both fans and music business professionals. Legendary broadcaster Bob Harris first saw ahab at Fairport Convention’s annual music festival in Cropredy, Oxfordshire. “I thought their live set was blistering,” he says. “They showed real class and I love their alt-country edge.” He is not the only BBC presenter to sing ahab’s praises; Radio 2’s Simon Mayo says: “This band’s top-notch British Americana is the real deal.”
The full five-piece ahab line-up features Callum Adamson on 12-string guitar and vocals, Luke Price on mandolin and vocals, Dave Burn on guitar and vocals,
Seebs Llewellyn on bass and vocals, and Steve Brookes on drums.
Oct 10 – Bangor, Blue Sky Cafe – 01248 355444 – Buy Tickets here!
Oct 11 – Bury, The Met – Buy tickets here!
Oct 12 – Pocklington, Arts Centre – Buy tickets here – 01759 301 547
Oct 13 – Sunderland, Independent – Buy tickets here!
Oct 14 – Edinburgh, Electric Circus – 0131 226 4224 – Buy ticket here.
Oct 15 – Inverness – Hootananny – 01463 233651 – Buy tickets here.
Oct 17 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 01132 245 570 Buy tickets here
Oct 18 – Liverpool, The Leaf. 0151 707 7747
Oct 19 – Chester, Telford’s Warehouse – Buy tickets here
Oct 21 – Sheffield O2 Academy 2 Buy tickets here!
Oct 22 – Birmingham O2 Academy 3. Buy tickets here!
Oct 28 – London, The Lexington, Pentonville Rd. Buy tickets here!
Nov 10 – Hebden Bridge Folk Festival. www.hebdenbridge.co.uk/folkroots
Nov 11 – Settle, Victoria Hall, – 01729 825718 Buy tickets here!