On and off for the last few years, Nick Calvert and Mick Dorey have been revolving around and around each other's music like an out of control, despotic fun-fair ride.
After writing lots of film and corporate music, and after many gigs in various dives around the London scene: Mick Dorey of 'Mick Dorey and the Sirens' and 'Toltex 9' (Illegal Records / EMI / MCA) and Nick Calvert of 'The Sirens' (MCA) moved to the south coast of England and started Kamakura in 2004, pulling in Peter White on Drums and David Loach on Bass.
The next years saw a lot of gigs, writing, and line up changes.
Performing both as a two piece and as a full band, Kamakura decided to record their third album in late 2008.
After a disastrous hard drive failure and the usual music business shenanigans killed off their ardou, the band took a sabbatical. Re-forming as a three piece, with Mark Wright on lead guitar, they began recording again.
In early 2010 the twelve tracks of 'Dealing With Liquids' were finished, then mastered by Andy Jackson - Pink Floyd's mastering engineer.
'Dealing with Liquids' was released on June 1st 2010.
Influences: Queen, Pink Floyd, Carol King, The Hoosiers, Keane, David Bowie, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Jack Johnson, Elliot Smith, Alanis Morrisette, Rolling Stones, Ian Dury, Grateful Dead, Nick Cave, The Divine Comedy, The Eagles, Elbow.
Nick Calvert:- Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Drums.
Mick Dorey:- Vocals, Keyboards.
Mark Wright:- Guitar.
The Tapegerm 10 (10 tracks) - released may 2005.
One Voice (11 tracks) - released May 2006.
Dealing With Liquids (12 tracks) - to be released 1st June 2010.