THE STAVES+ LUKE SITAL-SINGH
Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor have been making music together since they were children. Brought up in a house that echoed to the sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Beatles, singing in perfect 3-part harmony came naturally to these three sisters. Having started gigging in local pubs and cafes, The Staves are now captivating audiences on much bigger stages – earning rapturous encores with their exquisite songs of love & longing. Guaranteed to give you goose bumps, their extraordinary intertwining voices melt the most cynical of hearts.
The Staves release their debut album, ‘Dead & Born & Grown’ through Atlantic Records on October 22nd 2012.
“Prepare to be blown away by beautiful female harmonies, acoustic gentleness and a sound that is nothing less than flawless.” - Breaking More Waves
Check out the video for ‘Mexico’:
Luke Sital-Singh was brought up in the small south west London town of New Malden, birthplace of folk legend John Martyn. The ever compelling and emotionally captivating young songwriter has his roots in an eclectic mix of songsmiths both young and old, from Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Joni Mitchell to Damien Rice, Josh Ritter and Tallest Man On Earth.
Luke’s first collection of songs opens with the heart wrenching ‘Fail For You’ – a track comprising of beautifully layered vocal harmonies, all provided by Luke himself and showcases his love and complete understanding of the understated complexity of acts like Sigur Ros and Bon Iver. Having already been tipped by the Guardian as “breathing life into a tired form” Luke is currently busy gigging around London, silencing every audience he plays to and rapidly gathering fans wherever he goes.
Luke’s debut EP ‘Fail for You’ is out now available through iTunes
“Unbelievably good!” - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
“Falling somewhere amongst the tenderness of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, the guitar playing of Damien Rice and the vocal honesty of Rufus Wainwright, ‘Fail For You’ is a must-listen.” – 4/5, The Grizzle Review
Check out ‘Fail For You’:
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