These And The Other Guy are a 6 piece based in York UK. Their sound can be described as blues rock but it ranges from rock and electric blues to smoky ballads with flavours of reggae, rockabilly, country, jazz and more. Lead singer Alex Botham's powerful blues/soul voice has echoes of Imelda May, Dusty Springfield and Karen Carpenter.
Summer 2014 saw These And The Other Guy playing the big Galtres parklands Festival in the north-east of England and their new 14 track album 'these and the other guy' has just been released. It was mixed in highly regarded Chairworks Studios by hugely experienced Simon Humphrey (The Clash, ABBA, Culture Club, Hot Chocolate, lots more).
One review said: "The whole album is underpinned....by Alex Botham's versatile and emotive vocals. [She] seems to switch effortlessly between genres while still having a distinctive style. The album has been mixed superbly." [UK arts blogger NotQuiteMusicJournalism]
All proceeds from Where Did My Children Go? (Track 7) are going to War Child. (In other words they'll get every penny of the single's sales and 20% of every album sold.) War Child's a great charity that supports vulnerable kids whose families and communities have been torn apart by war. Check out www.warchild.org.uk
You can listen to the CD at www.soundcloud.com/these-and-the-other-guy