All We Have In Common by Thursday’s Band – an album to take you on a journey(December 22, 2016)
There’s something about Thursday’s Band that adds up to a ‘whole’ that to paraphrase the magical ‘essentially English’ nanny created by novelist P.L. Travers, is ‘practically perfect in every way’. They slide with ease from classically English folk to subtle suggestions of Americana, mingling tales of long ago with observations from today, visiting heart-breaking ballads and personal observations along the way. Their album, ‘All We Have Together’ releases in January 2017 and as their press release states: “We are very proud of the album.” So they damn well should be!
The songs on this album take you on a journey ... through the bleak darkness of ‘The Black Ship’, the quiet longing held within ‘Cold Boston’, the understated sharing of emotion through ‘Train to Albion’ by way of the tongue in cheek humour of ‘Eating Mexican’, to the raw feeling of ‘Fly’ ... and if Lucinda’s vocals on ‘Jupiter’ don’t move your soul then you should start looking for it.
The coming together of Mark Gamon (guitar, voice) Lucinda Fudge (viola, fiddle, voice) Matt Kelly (fiddle, mandolin, viola, voice) and Nick Bilshen (guitar) with their varied and eclectic musical heritages into Thursday’s Band, has resulted in band that works its magic across its chosen genre, blurring and bending the edges along the way. Thursday’s Band deliver a musical voyage that once taken (and you should) you will certainly make again and again.
Review: Tim Carroll