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Listings for August 4th, 2012

APPEARING ON Saturday, August 4th, 2012

The Fifth Movement with support The Mono LP’s [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4.00 Thereafter

The Fifth Movement can’t wait to get back to perform at Telfords for a night that also serves as their cellist/pianist Luke’s birthday bash!
Taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of film scores, world music and rock, The Fifth Movement have an energetic and vibrant live sound that is as original as it is exciting!
Beginning as a duo shortly after a chance meeting between singer-songwriter Kevin Critchley and composer/arranger Luke Moore, the line-up has grown to include Josie Forsey (violin/viola/backing vocals), Alex Williams (drums/percussion) and Graeme Runeckles (bass guitar).  The Fifth Movement take this even further for bigger shows, appearing on stage with an extended line-up that has previously included the likes of a full string section, flute, clarinet and choir.

This year has been the most exciting one for The Fifth Movement so far.  The band went up against over a hundred and sixty other acts and were able to fend off the competition to seal their place on the Chester Rocks stage alongside the likes of Cast and The Courteeners.  They released their EP “A Roll of The Dice” in May and their new single, Tough to be in Love, has all of the hallmarks of a James Bond theme, summing up the band’s ‘cinematic rock’ sound.

The Fifth Movement have supported James Walsh (Starsailor)Sharon CorrSandi ThomSeth LakemanIan McNabbMark Morriss (Bluetones)Mica Paris and Amsterdam.  The band have had their music used on the debut release from Cavern Records, as the soundtrack to interviews with Richard Branson and Marco Pierre White, and several songs have had frequent airplay, including on the BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio Merseyside.

A film soundtrack. With vocals. Or should that be lyrics, with a soundtrack? Whatever it is, we love it and there’s not much else like it out there. Go on, have a listen, you might like it too… here’s what some other folks thought:

“Beautiful stuff” – Dave Monks, BBC Introducing

“You can’t beat a bit of strings!” – Steve Coleman, BBC Radio Merseyside

“earworthy” – MUSIC NEWS.com

”…awash with energy and excitement” – Liverpool Live

“…musical and lyrical gems” – Tony Donaghey, Liverpool Bands page

“…their almost apocalyptic sound entrances everyone present…” – Bido Lito!

“…stole the show at Chester Rocks” – Radio City

The Mono LP’s