'Original yet familiar sounding with occasional echoes of John Martyn and even Nick Drake, Rivers Of England’s lush string and Hammond/Rhodes based sound delivers foot-tapping ear candy aplenty with a spine-tingling powerful vocal on top. The surprises keep coming, not least, supporting The Fall, amusing hospital visits on tour and a regular soundtrack for operating theatre.' The line up varies from just Rob on guitar and vocals to almost a small orchestra including double bass, keys, cello etc.! Most gigs have at least Rob and Bill on double bass. Check with Rob (07771768471) about number of players. 'Rivers are in the ascendancy, recently supporting The Fall at Komedia in Bath, playing Colston Hall, touring Germany and releasing their 2nd EP - with an exciting debut album about to be released.' '...the stunning Meadow Sways is a piece that sounds like a lost timeless classic. It is so well poised in its writing, performance, arrangement, texture and blend that it is almost beyond criticism – its just a well made lovely thing.' Davey Ray Moor (formerly of Cousteau). 'Rob Spalding is a highly talented singer songwriter. Armed with an awe-inspiring voice capable of sending shivers down your spine, Rob has approached the folk acoustic scene with passion, soul and honesty.' Sam Rowe (sound engineer, composer and producer). '21st century folk to fly kites to. A powerful vocal, lush rhodes keyboard and melodious string section help create a pastoral yet modern sound with hints of jazz, soul and allsorts. Their timeless songs are reminiscent of the Nick Drake/ John Martyn era but with positive and provoking sentiment.' 'Rivers of England are not what you would call a copycat or clone band. They launched their debut CD on a canal boat and are often heard emanating from operation theatre hi-fi's. They want the world to get better and it is clear from their penetrating soulfulness that they have no shortage of hope.' The song 'Before The Moment Passes' was recently discovered by a Bristol DJ and was subsequently on the daytime playlist of local BBC Radio stations.