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Dunwells aim for greatness

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 15, 2014

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A FOUR-piece band that have drawn comparisons with Elbow are set to take to the stage in the Midlands.

The Dunwells, a Leeds based four-piece made up of brothers Joseph and David Dunwell and cousins Robert Clayton and Jonny Lamb, are set to wow the crowds during gigs in Leicester and Birmingham next month.

They were drawn together by their shared love of bands like Bon Iver, Elbow and Damien Rice and they have been making music together since they first met in school.

With one album under their belt and several rounds of successful touring in the US and UK, The Dunwells know their career is only beginning.

Having been inspired to work with producer Steve Harris (Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs) after hearing Kodaline's 'High Hopes', the band set about tracking Steve down.

Joe Dunwell said: "We wanted to get away from the Americana sound we had been labeled with, stripping back the acoustic guitars, going deeper, Steve seemed like the perfect man for the job."

After a gig in Seattle the band heard they'd missed him by just a few hours.

Eventually it emerged Harris lived in Yorkshire and, after hearing the band's demos, he was on board.

The band's collaboration with Steve, 'Show Me Emotion', will be released on September 8. Visit www.ticketweb.co.uk for more details.

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