Sunday, November 28, 2010
Dunwell Brothers Band
I stayed at a hostel called Vagabonds wile in Belfast and it is by far one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. It had a lot of character and just an overwhelmingly welcoming feeling. All the staff there were super friendly and helpful. There was this chill out room filled with a few big couches, a bunch of bean bag chairs and had huge pillows everywhere. It was a very comfortable room to just go into and chill out for a bit. It also had a couple of guitars, a bongo, as well as a didgeridoo for whoever wanted to or felt like playing. So often when hanging out in this room, it would turn into a little bit of a jam session.
During my stay at this hostel a band called The Dunwell Brothers Band checked in for two nights. They are a fairly new band out of Leeds, and are touring the UK right now promoting their debut album, I Believe I've Seen It All - I Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet. There music is described as alternative acoustic rock, and all five band members are strong vocalists allowing the group to perform stunning vocal harmonies. There sound is comparable to Mumford and Sons.
The two nights they were staying at the hostel, I ended up hanging out with them a bit, and they were a good group of guys. I also went and caught one of there acoustics gigs at a local coffee shop. They are great to watch live but what was even better was watching them just jam at the hostel while sharing a few beers. It was lots of fun, they played some of their own songs but would play most anything anyone asked them to. I ended up going to the pub with them one night, and talking music over a couple of pints.
If anyone is interested in lsitening to them here a couple links,
Elezebeth - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPKKHLZKr7k
Hide and Seek - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqzvfoJZ97Y&feature=related