Harry Pane: Fletcher Bay Single Review

Last Friday (3/3) saw Walthamstow based Harry Pane drop his brand new single Fletcher Bay and it is a right cracker. Anyhow Pane is a talented independent singer/ songwriter all from Northamptonshire. Way back in 2011 he made his appearance with the Ashes & Wine EP, last year he followed it up with Changing and Harry was flown out to Valencia, Spain to record this splendid EP at Studio Barxeta after impressing producer Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini, REM, Snow Patrol).

7th April sees Harry release his new EP into the wild. The Wild Winds EP was recorded with Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini, REM, Snow Patrol) in Valencia at the start of the year. It was funded by Island Records after Harry was picked as the winner of #Roadtothe100Club, a competition organised by PRS for Music, with judges including former PRS chairman Guy Fletcher O.B.E and Annie Christensen (A&R Island Records).

Fletcher Bay gets the taste buds flowing and leaves me anticipating the brand new record. Actually it’s named after the idyllic place at the end of the winding Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, this tune is a heart-warming tribute to Harry’s father who tragically passed away last year. At the end of last year he returned to the Bay to scatter his late fathers ashes.

Anyways this new single is literally phenomenal, Pane has written a masterpiece. If you adore your folk music then you will love this cut. Fletcher Bay is so mesmerising, there was a richness within Harry’s distinctive vocals and those luscious lyrics were beautiful. I was actually reminded both of Lucy Spraggan and Marcus Mumford.

UPDATE: Fletcher Bay is a gorgeous original which makes me relish The Wild Winds EP on 7th April. 22nd March saw Harry Pane unleash the music video for Fletcher Bay on YouTube. This gorgeous black and white music video featured only Pane and those lyrics were emotionally charged. It’s in fact a heart-warming tribute to his late father who sadly passed away last year.

Regarding Harry’s vocals these oozed plenty of folkish vibes and as I said above they reminded me of both Lucy Spraggan and Marcus Mumford.

LIVE DATES

MARCH

Tues 7th – SESAC Presents, Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney
Fri 17th – Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry
Fri 30th – The Bedford, London (headline)

APRIL

Weds 5th – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (headline)
Thur 6th – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (headline)
Fri 7th – The Rowbarge, Guildford (headline)
Mon 10th – Zigfrid Von Underbelly, London (I Luv Live)
Sun 16th – Also Known As, Banbury (headline)
Tues 18th – Gwdihw, Cardiff (headline)
Weds 19th – The Crofters Rights, Bristol (headline)
Sat 29th – City Sound Project, Canterbury
Sun 30th – The Mad Hatter, Oxford (headline)

MAY

Tues 3rd – O2 Priority Lounge, London
Wed 4th – The Railway, Winchester
Sat 20th – The Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham (headline)

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