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Fast Five: Keston Cobblers’ Club



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

My brother and I met when he was born! From thereon in, we met the other at Keston primary school, and just “hanging around the village”! The story behind the name is old folklore. A penniless cobbler started a band, people danced all night long, wore out their shoes and so he was never out of business again. We have brought back the cobblers’ club!

How would you describe your music?

Our music is foot-tapping, tuba-folk-pop

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

We’ve had a superb few months, BBC introducing sessions, interview and sessions with Bob Harris and Steve Lamacq, lots of radio play, live sessions, press and some fantastic support and sell-out shows. In the next few months we are supporting The Leisure Society (April) round the UK, jam packed with festivals all summer, releasing a new single and EP and then doing our very own headline tour in September.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Bellowhead. Why?! because they’re awesome and we’d have a ball!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

My desert island disk is Bridge Over Troubled Water. It reminds me of our childhood, makes me smile from ear to ear, and inspires my writing.