About Fine Lines
Championed by Matt Spracklen on Absolute Radio Country “A brilliant mix of amazing, rootsy, Americana, country goodness!” and Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music “They play like they mean it!” Fine Lines is a seven piece British band that plays exquisite roots-infused Americana. Started by singer-songwriter David Boardman in 2016, the band has build a deserved reputation with fans of authentic live music up and down the country. The debut album ‘Hour Of Need’ and follow up, ‘Gaslight Roses’, both received universally glowing reviews upon release in 2017 and 2019 respectively and they have been performing to increasingly more appreciative audiences ever since including festival appearances at The British Country Music Festival, Carfest, Beardy Folk Festival and Pub in the Park.
Their sound has echoes of Dylan & the Band, Gram Parsons and Bruce Springsteen whilst maintaining a unique quality that is singularly their own. Centred around the twin vocals of Boardman and Zoe Blythe, the band is perfectly complimented by the fine playing of musicians Gary O’Brien (piano & Hammond organ), Emily Doggett (fiddle), Chris Lee (pedal steel), Jim Broughton (bass) and BBC radio & TV presenter Mark Radcliffe (drums).
The band’s 3rd album ‘Deadbeat Lullabies’ and accompanying single and video ‘The Island’, were released in October 2021 on Parade Recordings. The eleven tracks were written by the band’s songwriting partnership of Boardman and Radcliffe; David’s yearning melodies perfectly complimenting Mark’s nuanced, observational lyrics. The band recently toured the UK as special guests of Kiefer Sutherland.
Praise for Fine Lines…
“A brilliant mix of amazing, rootsy, Americana, country goodness …I absolutely love that!” Matt Spracklen Absolute Radio Country
“They play like they mean it!” Tom Robinson BBC 6Music
“…powerful songs that just soar away.” **** RNR Magazine
“…this is Country rock at its finest here.” FATEA magazine
“…the stuff Americana dreams are made of.” Folking.com
“Infectious, thoughtful, insightful and damned catchy, music for those of us who think Americana is a starting point rather than an end in itself, coming out of Knutsford – catch them if you can.” Northern Sky magazine