Thursday, January 21, 2016

Balsamo-Deighton :Under The Apple Tree Roots Festival from 27-29 May 2016

We were excited to be at the Under The Apple Tree Roots Festival press launch today. We will be performing at the festival which takes place from 27-29 May 2016. Tickets and further details here: www.undertheappletreefestival.com
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Steve Balsamo & Rosalie Deighton Team Up for Debut Album

Author: Economic Voice Staff

Americana duo Balsamo Deighton announce the release of their debut album ‘Unfolding’. Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton – both respected vocalists, musicians and songwriters in their own right – have joined forces to record a collection of ‘grown up songs on the human condition’.

 Influenced by a wealth of classic writers and musicians – from Gram Parsons, Crowded House and Steve Earle to Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Balsamo Deighton's songs pretty much nod and wink to them all. The duo are two close friends, simply making music that they love. “I love Rosalie’s ethereal voice and knew that although we are very different singers something magical was happening” says Steve.

 They instinctively knew what harmonies to sing, “Singing with Steve takes me to a happy place where even the best wine in the world can’t take me!” jokes Rosalie.

After meeting 10 years ago at Martin Terefe's London recording studio – where they were working on their respective debut solo albums – they bonded over a love of 70s singer/songwriters, country music and cake and vowed to record together as they felt their voices blend together and give what Emmylou Harris calls ‘the rub’ – two harmonies melting into one.

 Several times around the world in various musical guises, their paths crossed again when Rosalie – who grew up in the successful folk band The Deighton Family and is considered one of Britain’s finest female vocalists – supported Steve's highly regarded band The Storys. Having returned from touring with the likes of Elton John, Santana, Celine Dion and Joe Cocker, The Storys asked Rosalie to collaborate with them.


When The Storys decided to call it a day, Steve and Rosalie took it as a sign that the time was right to make some music together. They called on friend and songwriter Julian Wilson of Grand Drive, and slowly and quietly kicked some ideas around at his South London studio. These initial sessions were inspiring, fun and very rewarding and all three realised that indeed they had found ‘the rub’. Recording began in earnest with producer and songwriter John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, The Indigo Girls and U2), tracking the first song ideas at his North London studio.
Balsamo Deighton Unfolding 

The PledgeMusic fan-funded album boasts an eclectic mix of stories inspired by their lives. Title track ‘Unfolding’ is about receiving the dreaded letter from the army as Steve explains, “The Storys were once contacted by a father who had lost his son in Afghanistan. They were both fans of the band and they sent a representative of his squadron to collect one of our songs the day before the funeral. It was incredibly moving to be a part of his story, and Unfolding is our reaction to it.” ‘The Dream Song’, an upbeat hopeful anthem, is inspired by a conversation between Steve and the late Jon Lord’s widow in which they both talked about meeting Jon in dreams and how, as in life, he reassured them to keep the dream alive.

Love is represented, of course: while atmospheric love song ‘Long Way Round’ was written after Rosalie discovered an affair, country style ballad ‘Run Back To Your Life’ tells a tale of falling in love with the right person at the wrong time. Meanwhile, ‘The Ghost Of Me And You’ is about two lovers trapped in a relationship that’s dead and, if you listen closely, the voice of a ghost (recorded by Steve at a paranormal investigation) can be heard whispering I kissed her.


 arlier this year the duo performed at Country 2 Country 2015 at the O2, cementing their place in the burgeoning Americana/Alt-Country scene in the UK, where the pair recorded an acoustic session on the Emirates Airline cable car at the event for The Telegraph. Balsamo Deighton are also looking forward to heading out on the road to support ‘Unfolding’ next year.

Tracklisting:

Drive On
Blue
Ride It
Sky Blue And Black
Long Way Round
Light In The Dark
The Dream Song
Run Back To Your Life
The Ghost Of Me And You
50 Foot Jesus
These Four Walls
Unfolding


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beautiful media launch of Balsamo Deighton's album

We had a beautiful media launch of Balsamo Deighton's album in a gorgeous restaurant, L'escargot in Soho the other evening.

We had our own (very strong) real ale brewed by Banks & Taylor brewery in Bedford, amazing food cooked by celebrity chef Tony Singh, had an amazing cake made by Daisy Brydon and we played some songs from the album. Brilliant Pete Thomas joined us on piano and drank most of the beer.
On the way back to Wales we stopped off at the BBC in Cardiff for a beautiful live session with the mighty Alan Thompson, which will be played on 4th of Feb, a day before release.


p.s we're talking to the brewery to make a few more Balsamo Deighton beers for the future...

Steve 








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Saturday, January 9, 2016

balsamo-Deighton the story behind the song video is The Dream Song

The next story behind the song video is "The Dream Song". 
What we didn't tell you in the film is that when Ian Paice (the drummer in Deep Purple) heard the song and that it was inspired by Jon Lord, he invited us to his house and studio and played drums on the track! Such a cool dude.
Thanks Ian and thanks James Paice for engineering the session. Huge thank you to Vicky Lord. We hope you enjoy! 

Steve




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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Balsamo Deighton on Robert Elms show live (BBC Radio London)



Balsamo Deighton on Robert Elms show live (BBC Radio London)

starts around 2hrs 38 mins into the programme. Chat, single play from CD, then live acoustic performance of “Unfolding”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03cg3xy#play 











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