If you missed it last week you can catch front man David Boardman chatting with Charles Christian on his online Americana Music Radio Show. The show is produced in England for Americana lovers everywhere and syndicated on several radio stations both here and in the US, reaching around 1.75 million listeners a week. Amongst other things David talks about the creation of Fine Lines and his songwriting partnership with band mate Mark Radcliffe. Check it out now on mixcloud.
Recently we put Mark and David (and Arlo!) from the band into a studio to talk about their writing partnership and the creative process behind the songs from ‘Gaslight Roses’. To see all of the interviews go to our YouTube channel.
We’re delighted to announce our first gigs of 2020 at two of our favourite UK festivals, Acoustic Festival Of Britain in Uttoxeter on Friday May 29th and Middlewich FAB festival in Cheshire on Sunday 21st June. Middlewich FAB will be extra special as it is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Ticket details are on our home page.
We’d like to take this opportunity here at Fine Lines HQ to welcome new full time members Chris Lee (pedal steel) and Jim Broughton (bass) to the Fine Lines family. Chris added his wonderful musicianship to ‘Gaslight Roses’ bringing a lovely country flavour to songs such as ‘Sunday Morning, Coming Down’ and ‘Buy the World a Drink’ while Jim has, for the last 2 years, acted as the band’s de facto sound man. We’re delighted to have them on board full time and looking forward to the future as a seven piece!
2019 has been an incredible journey for our dear friend and bandmate Mark Radcliffe, who, after recovering from cancer earlier in the year, has now been honoured by the BBC for 40 years service to broadcasting! And what an incredible career it’s been! He was presented with his surprise award at the BBC Folk Awards in Manchester this month by folk legend and gentleman Ralph McTell. Congratulations Mark and here’s to many more!