A Peak District band will be pumping vital funds into a Derbyshire-based charity which supplies clean water to disaster zones around the world.
The A52s launch their debut album at Wirksworth Town Hall on November 21 at 7.30pm and have pledged that proceeds from the night’s record sales will go to Aquabox.
The album, made up entirely of original material, was recorded and mixed in Parwich by Mike Hughes, a member of the Ashbourne-based band.
A single from the Album “Roselike” is already available on-line from all the major digital providers.
With a musical style heavily influenced by both the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and the close friendship between the band the debut album contains a delightful and catchy mix of influenced rock and pop melodies.
The A52s were formed in the mid-naughties as a small group of friends got together to play some of their favourite songs, reworked in their own particular musical style, to family, friends, and neighbours in the Peak District village of Parwich.
Over time the band has grown in size and stature performing an eclectic mix of music, united by a great sense of fun and comradeship. A song typical of the band’s style is ‘Are Friends Electric’ by Tubeway Army - the original synthesised melody gleefully rearranged for accordion, recorder violin and mandolin.
Recognition has come over the years with the band performing at venues of increasing size including the Y-Not and Bearded Theory music festivals.
Newfound ambition has led to an increased focus on writing original songs, cumulating in the album ‘Joy Mining Machinery’. The title reflects the sense of joy found whenever music brings people together.
Currently performing as a six-piece The A52s are in rude health, writing new songs, performing at community events, parties, festivals… and most importantly enjoying a pint of ale with friends.