independent attitude brings with it the fire of beauty and originality.
Turning poetry into music, their songs reflect the highs and lows of
home and the world.
Weston (voice and bass) and John
Gibbens (voice and guitar) started playing together as The Children
in the new acoustic clubs of London in the early Nineties.
taste in records goes back about ninety years, to Ma Rainey and Son
House, on through the Swing era, Sarah and Carmen, Chuck Berry, Elvis
and the Beatles, Dylan and Martin Carthy, Beefheart and the Doors, the
Clash and the Gladiators and all the musical poets.
could name so many of our admirations and aspirations, but when were
asked what genre our music is, we just cant find one that fits.
And when we ask people whove heard us, they cant tell us
either. They say
we remind them of the 13th Floor Elevators, Fairport Convention, Patti
Smith, the Byrds, Love
weve made our home among the oaks of Upper Norwood, maybe we should
call it Olk Music.
the seven albums weve
recorded, from Play
in 1999 to In
Memory of Grace,
The Childrens family has expanded to include many wonderful musicians.
They helped make these 101 tracks a joy.