For five days in the summer of 2009, there was what can only be described as an incessant hubbub emitting from a tiny residential bungalow in the peaceful Yorkshire town of Mirfield. It was the sound of a small, ferret-like boy called John Elliott strumming, singing and hitting things with sticks in order to record the debut album by The Little Unsaid, ‘Someone Else’s Lullabies.’ Released in June the following year on independent label Spare Dougal Records, the album was produced by Sonny, an established music producer and who has worked with the likes of Portico Quartet, John Martyn, Ali Farka Toure, Tony Allen and Oumou Sangare. He has also, albeit as a child, been within just twelve feet of Jeremy Irons.
Since the album’s release, The Little Unsaid has performed at major festivals including Glastonbury, and at many musical hovels and hollows across the UK. At present The Little Unsaid is performing and recording as a London-based ensemble, with John being joined by Sonny on bass and clothes line, and Tom Smith on guitar and shovel. At the very moment you read these words the band is working on their second album, as well as developing cunning plans in order to tour the UK, appear at as many festivals as humanly possible, and consume a record-breaking quantity of butternut squash, all in this little speck of time that is 2011.