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JOHN KIRKPATRICK HAS JOINED HOME SERVICE!
New Album Available Soon...

John Tams has announced his retirement from Home Service - we thank him mightily for all his work with us and wish him well!

Nevertheless we are extremely excited to announce that we have now regrouped with three new members and a revamped brass section.

Replacing Tam would never be an easy task, but with John K joining our ranks we have found exactly the calibre of character and musicianship required. John will take over the lead vocal role and add his inimitably masterful accordion, and now that we have John K on board, Steve King will be not only be gracing the keyboard, but freed to stand tall amongst the brass section and exhibit his skills on tenor saxophone, helping to create an even more dynamic sound.

Also, we must announce the emigration of Jonathan Davie to Thailand. Huge gratitude and best wishes are due to Jon, whose replacement has also taken a lot of consideration. However, we can heartily welcome the wonderful Rory McFarlane
(ex Richard Thompson band) to join us on bass.

Furthermore, and very sadly, we have very recently had to free the much loved Roger Williams from the Trombone chair. Roger's health has steadily deteriorated over the last few years to the extent now that he has had to resign. The good news is that we managed to capture some of his finest ever playing throughout the new album recording. Nigel Barr will be appearing from now on in Roger's stead.

We shall hugely miss you Roger, Tam and Jon, but know that you will wish the band all good fortune in its future voyage of discovery.
We could never have got this far without you.

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON!
Prepare yourselves for
A NEW GROUND

"The very mightiest of sounds that could grace any stage, with nothing remotely comparable in the folk-rock arena in terms of maximum visceral and emotional impact...a totally essential purchase: no argument." Net Rhythms
 



"Blistering...truculent folk-rock"
***** The Financial Times

"The brass section play like the Devil’s own pit band, Jonathan Davie & Michael Gregory lay down an immovable foundation, Graeme Taylor’s guitar can strip paint, Steve King conjures a whole orchestra from his keyboards, and John Tams’s vocal smoulders and roars" ***** R2

"Moving Anglo roots rock forward by light years…keen spokesmen for a generation of the dispossessed…expect this to be in the ‘Best of 2011’…make it the soundtrack of your summer" FRoots

Home Service is

John Kirkpatrick - Lead Vocal, Accordion, Concertina
Graeme Taylor - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Steve King - Keyboards, Tenor Sax, Vocals
Rory McFarlane - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Michael Gregory - Drums
Paul Archibald – Trumpet, Flugel Horn
Nigel Barr - Trombones
Andy Findon - Reeds

 

HOME SERVICE LIVE 1986 still available from FLEDG'LING RECORDS, FLED 3085

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