Sunday, December 24, 2006


ALBUM: Fifteen
FILE UNDER: Pop / Folk Rock / Rock
INFO: The Winnebago Orchestra were formed in England in 2000/2001. They were originally formed by multi-instrumentalist Spencer Roberts and singer Andy Davies with the introduction of Caroline Trettine as singer an additional guitar in 2004, however Andy has since gone on to pastures new, so Spencer and Caroline along with Lee Beddow, Bob Bowman, Pete Geoghegan and Liz Ralls make up the Orchestra in all its glory.Together they perform a singularly eclectic, yet brilliant blend of melodic English beat poetry and song. After releasing a couple of albums on their own independent Oporto Records in 2002/3, they were snapped up by tuition in 2005.It's impossible to draw comparisons, so no one does!However, their influences range from the melodic pop of The Go Betweens, through to Nick Drake, Love, Fairport Convention, The Velvet Underground right through to Erik Satie and Laurie Anderson, but this provides but a fraction of a guide to their unique musical appeal.Spencer?s unique musical talent, creates sounds and landscapes which act as a cinematic canvas to singer-songwriter and former Blue Aeroplanes guitarist Caroline Trettine. Caroline, a former prot駩 of Billy Bragg, has added an extra dimension to The Winnebago Orchestra with her sensual and folk orientated vocal style. The new music created by The Orchestra has been encapsulated on their new album "Fifteen" on tuition.?Fifteen? was produced by Spencer Roberts and Lee Beddow. The album starts with Get Me, a passionate romp through the past love life of someone close through to the Talking Heads influenced "Love is here with me", there's even a cover of the classic Jazz Butcher tune entitled "Angels", which is like a little beat pop symphony.The result is an eclectic mini masterpiece, sounding, without exception, like no one before them.
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