Babble at Worcester Music Festival
Babble: “One of the most memorable bands we’ve had at Brewery Blues. Spellbindingly fronted by the charismatic Karen Langley, driven by the highly individual, fresh guitar work of Rob Williams " John Drummond, Promoter, Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Genre: Alt folk/rock/psych
From: Malvern and Worcester
“Rob Williams is one of those rarities in popular music who defies the established concept of playing and makes up his own rules. He has performed in recent times, as solo soundscape guitarist “Ineffability”, was the founder member of the multimedia ensemble “The Skull Academy” and has a successful track record as a session player, band leader, and composer. Rob is one of the true innovators, on a par with Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew. ”The Prom Music Bar, Bristol - Review of Guitarists.
“Very unique, hypnotic and lyrical pysch-folk” Ed Steelefox - Promoter.
“I've heard great things about Babble. Blues, folky, Americana soul jazz music with a touch of pysch thrown into the mix. ”Chris Bennion - Not Just Sauce.
"Babble are a fantastically talented bunch of musicians. Their style is quite unlike any other doing the rounds locally at the moment. Wonderful original material and some (and unexpected) interestingly cool choices for covers as well." Chris Bennion.
http://www.notjustsauce.com Chris Bennion - Promoter/Not Just Sauce, Worcester, UK - The Acoustic Lunch, The Old Rectifying House, Worcester.
BABBLE PLAY HARD TO CLASSIFY ORIGINAL MUSIC TAKING IN MANY INFLUENCES INCLUDING FOLK, ROOTS, AMERICANA AND ROCK. THE BAND ARE FORMED AROUND THE SONGS OF VOCALIST KAREN LANGLEY AND GUITARIST ROB WILLIAMS. THEIR MUSIC BRINGS TOGETHER DEEPLY MOVING ROOTSY ANTHEMS TO THE ROUGH EDGED RAWNESS OF HAIR RAISING STOMPS. NEVER AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT, THEY HAVE RAPIDLY COME TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, BUT IN THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE REMAIN STAUNCHLY INDEPENDENT.
"BABBLE -NEWLY BORN OF MANY, AWARE OF EAR AND VOICE, ELECTRO—ACOUSTIC MUSIC FORMED DEEP IN THE ROOTS OF ENGLISH FOLK AND AMERICANA WITH A SOUPCON OF BLUES, JAZZ AND ROCK PLAYED BY MAVERICK MAESTRO OF GUITAR (ROB WILLIAMS), ANCHORED BY THE MANY FINGERED ELECTRO ACOUSTIC DOUBLE BASSIST (PAUL SMITH) AND SPANGLY COATED BY THE RICH MULTIHUED TONES OF VOCALIST (KAREN LANGLEY). A RECENT ADDITION TO THE SOUND IS MASTER DRUMMER TONY (BIRDMAN) BIRD."
ROB AND KAREN WERE PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS "WISE CHILDREN" AND SOME OF THE SONGS DATE FROM THAT PERIOD - THEY DECIDED TO RENAME THE BAND AND USE A MORE ACOUSTIC/ROOTS APPROACH. THEY PRODUCED 2 CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CDS "COLLABORATING WITH THE INEVITABLE" AND "THE LAW OF 3" - ALTHOUGH THE CDS ARE NOW SOLD OUT A COMPILATION OF TRACKS FROM THE 2 ALBUMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ITUNES AND OTHER DIGITAL.
Karen Langley - vocals
Rob Williams - guitars
Paul Smith - bass
Tony Bird - drums
Eric Hej - Percussion