One Week Later (OWL) is predominantly Richard M Smith and Jane S Broughton. Their session drummer, Perky Dudley, sometimes performs live with them. Rich composes, arranges and plays all the music for guitars and synths. Jane writes the melodies and lyrics, and performs the vocals.
OWL has a variety of albums and EPs out on general release, including Revolving Door (EP 2013), Songs From Mars (2016), Connected (2018), Things That Make No Sense (EP 2018), The Art Of Owl (2020) and Eclectica (2022). The band is currently putting the finishing touches to the forthcoming brand five track EP REFLECT, scheduled for release on 10th February 2023.
We are influenced by such artists as Blondie, Future Islands, Fleetwood Mac and Chrissie Hynde, but remain totally original in writing, arranging and performing all our own material whilst pervading the art rock/art pop world. We constantly seek out and listen to new music and examine current trends to perfect our sound for the here and now but we stay true to our creative roots. Our songs are essentially alternative pop/rock, art pop/rock, combining both traditional instruments and electronics.
OWL has featured on the radio show "BBC Introducing". The band is frequently played and supported by a variety of internet radio stations, including Radio Wigwam, Chief Radio Scotland, Amazing Radio, Broadjam, BuzBeats Radio, Only Rock Radio and a couple of US stations, namely Good Music Radio and CBJ Radio.
Our philosophy? ALL genres of music are important! It's vital to develop an enquiring curiosity into all current music trends, whilst appreciating the exceptional wealth of former musical influences. They will always play a significant role in shaping the here and now, and help artists understand how to move forward with their "sound and vision".
It's great news that the live music scene is finally coming back to normal after the long imposed Covid break!
In June and September 2022, we performed at Red By Night, a fantastic live music venue in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, with an attractive waterfront setting. We also enjoyed going back to France, where we had two gigs in Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer, on the Calvados coast.
We're certain that 2023 and 2024 will be terrific years for new trends musically and we're looking forward to live performances and performing our latest songs for you, in England or France!
1 rue de la Mairie
49320 GREZILLE (FRANCE)
Monday, August 5th, 2023
We'll start playing at 19h30 approx.
The Dark Horse
145 Alcester Road, Moseley
BIRMINGHAM B13 8JP
Monday, August 11th, 2023
Entry: 6 £
Doors open at 19:20. We'll be on stage at 19:50 approx.
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