Red Lion Folk Club

Wednesday February 13th

The Lost Notes

The Lost Notes are a band born and based in the creatively fertile blaglands of Moseley. They write songs about things that matter. Like the perils of one night stands and plastic surgery, the plight of bankers, greaseballs, snakes, Greco-Roman health and safety failings, mules, mermaids and the downright miserable.

The principal songwriters are Ben and Oli. But Oli likes folk and Ben likes jazz. Both are stubborn. So each seeks to exert their own subtle influence on the music. It’s a nightmare, frankly. Ridiculous. The result is part folk with a drag of soul roots, a slug of gospel, or downright country with a thump of jazz around the edges.

The band are: Ben Mills: vocals, guitar, harmonica; Oli Jobes: lead guitar, vocals; Lucy Mills: vocals and, on a good day, cowbell. 

Silas Wood and Max Tomlinson ignore the prima donnas vying for attention out front and thump out driving rhythms on double bass and drums. 

Their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Run Free Right Now’ was released in December 2017.

An assured debut from the Moseley based country-pop band, stalwarts of the Birmingham live circuit, with a large and loyal fan base. Live shows are up-tempo joyous events, the love of the music and trust and affection between band members showing clearly through.’The eleven original tracks  are a quintessentially English take on country folk, sharing the melodic and commercial sensibilities of Hank Williams with the quirky Brit-pop of the Kinks, and more than a dash of hot club era gypsy swing… a band that are highly recommended live’

FATEA Magazine – Dec 2017

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