Acoustic-indie band Narrow Plains formed in London, UK in early 2012 after writing and self-recording their debut EP ‘Somewhere In Between’ at minimal cost but to some considerable critical acclaim. Formerly a trio, comprising Charlie Ferriday (guitar/vocals), Roger Connick (bass/backing vocals), and Stuart Connick (drums/backing vocals), the band is now a four-piece with the addition of Edd Simpson on guitar and keys.
They have performed at many prestigious venues such as the 02 Academy Islington (selling out their album launch show) as well as 100 Club and Cavern Club in Liverpool and are playing an increasing number of music festivals.
The band has received numerous awards. They were recently nominated as Best Country/Folk Act in the 2016 Unsigned Music Awards (UMAs). In 2015, the band won the Hard Rock Rising competition at The Hard Rock Café in London. They were winning finalists in the 2014 Canadian ‘Live In Your City’ contest of Uprise.FM. They were also selected as ‘Judges Pick’ by a prestigious panel of music experts in the USA-based, ‘Bands4Good’ 2014 online talent contest, winning a recording session in his North Carolina Deep River Studios with the legendary John Davenport who has engineered major albums for artists such as Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon and the Rolling Stones.
In terms of discography, Narrow Plains released their initial EP, ‘Somewhere In Between’ in 2012. The band then released a self-produced, double A single, ‘So Rewind’/’Keep You Anyway’ in 2014 followed by, in 2015, a live version of ‘Choices’ recorded in North Carolina (and produced and engineered by John Davenport) that helped to propel them to top of the Reverbnation Indie charts. BBC Introducing South picked both ‘So Rewind’ and ‘Choices’ (Live) as their Track of the Day. The band released their self-titled debut album Narrow Plains’ in 2016 under the Smart Indie label. Seven of the thirteen songs from the album have been selected as BBC Introducing ‘Track of the Day’.
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