As heard on BBC Introducing, The Lost Notes are a 5-piece acoustic roots band based in the creatively fertile blaglands of Moseley, Birmingham UK. They have built up a loyal fan base across the folk and festival circuit through their lively full band performances and more intimate trio gigs.
They write songs for chin-strokers, foot-stompers, head-nodders and those who like to partake in the dark art of inarticulate dancing and hollering. It happens. All delivered in glorious 3 part harmonies.
Lowlifes and High Times is the follow up album to The Lost Notes’ critically acclaimed debut album Run Free Right Now. These new songs celebrate the ups and downs of journeymen, despots, sleazeballs, fools, the planet and the consciously idle.
The Lost Notes 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. Oli likes folk and Ben digs jazz. Both are stubborn. So each seeks to exert their own subtle influence on the music. 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, piano, 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.
They have built up a loyal fan base across the folk and festival circuit through performances at places such as Moseley Folk Festival, Bromsgrove Folk Festival, Beardy Folk Festival, The Glee Club, The Jam House, the MAC, Birmingham Conservatoire Theatre and folk clubs across the Midlands and beyond. They already have bookings for the 2021 Festival season, including Llanwyddn Folk Festival, Wirral Folk Festival, Moira Folk Festival, Bromsgrove Folk Festival and others.