Happy 2019-from Kev Walford + Kelly Bayfield
Elo. Hoping you all had a lovely Xmas….and here we are springing into the New Year.
Well, we had a very interesting and exciting 2018 from a music point of view with the release of our 1 st Album-“W a l k i n “ last Summer, working as a backing band for Drew Young from New Orleans in late Summer, and sharing a series of gigs with Bayfield Booth band throughout the year. We also supported David Booth as his backing band when he was promoting his own solo cd “Away,Away”.
So, it’s with this same intention that we’re rolling into 2019 with lots of exciting plans ahead of us.
We currently have 5 new songs recorded-
“Tennessee Williams” that features David Booth singing the lead, and me and Kelly doing our best Crowded House impression behind him.
“Jordan”- an almost a capella piece I’ve written specially for Kelly’s awesome vocals.
“My, My,My”- a co-write by me and David that we’re hoping to have Drew Young doing a guest vocal on when he’s over here touring next month.
Plus 2 x songs we’ve redone from “The Devon Sessions” (1100 Miles + Shining Man)
In addition…(sound of trumpets and bells!!!) Kelly has 2 of her own compositions ready to roll-“Whistling Man” that she wrote for Steamboat Union, that was always well received when we played it live, and “John Mahoney” that she wrote for her late Grandad-a beautiful folk piece that could be destined to become a standard in the Folk world. She also has 2 other new songs nearly ready to show the World-one is a beautiful piano piece, and the other is a Simon and Garfunkel-like piece that’s gonna be great for live performance.
Also "Bayfield Booth" are currently recording their 1 st album at The Recording Booth-David's studio in Bedfield- which sounds pretty awesome so far, and we'll be adding our bits to that soon too......
Very much hope to see you at a gig or festival during the year. Please come and say hello-we’re a very sociable bunch!!
David Booth Drew Young
Kev + Kelly xx