From: United Kingdom
Genre: Folk, Americana, Pop Rock
Bateleurs are a Contemporary folk/rock band based in Wiltshire, UK.
Central to the sound is the distinctive duel lead vocals & harmonies of Daryl Ball & Sean Amor. Daryl’s vocals are smooth with an Irish inflection, Sean’s voice is tender with a plaintiff, jagged edge, which cuts right through and suits their music perfectly. They are accompanied by Chris Mac (Drums), Nick Wall (Bass) and Anna Wall(fiddle). To create the authentic sound, Bateleurs employ numerous instruments in addition to the standard Guitar, Bass & Drums. These include mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, recorder, piano, cello & cajon.
They have been favourably compared to The Waterboys, The Levellers, Mumford and Son, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.
Bateleurs released their debut 3 song EP - New Day Rising in May 2010. Tracks posted online generated immediate and overwhelmingly positive feedback and gained a lot of radio airplay.
Their eagerly awaited debut album 'All In The Past' was released in August 2011 to critical acclaim and rave reviews.
An Extended Edition was released in May 2012 with 5 bonus songs to coincide with a 20 date Summer Festival Tour.