Formed from a remarkable collision of musical taste and a tangle of blonde locks, Remembering August are a duo steadily captivating intimate audiences across Wales. Delving deep into the music folklore, there’s a Stevie Nicks/ Lyndsay Buckingham chemistry which generates a combination of mystery, charm and passion. From a isolated lodge,deep in the wooded valleys of South Wales, the duo hand-crafted a series of songs sending listeners on a journey through heartbreak, loss and the young exciting times of modern life.
Discovered by Ed Sheeran collaborator, Amy Wadge, who instantly connected with the duo and travelled deep into the valleys to cast her magic over the much-laboured and loved songs. The result ends up sounding intimate, intriguing and intuitive and like your first kiss, makes you fall in love all over again. Songs that are from the heart fuelled by passion, but hidden within are dark and deep stories waiting to be uncovered.
Their debut EP has already been released independently and is available for sale through iTunes. With an accompanying launch show and a run of dates across South Wales to follow, the release has seen a hand-loved limited edition of the physical EP as well as released digitally across digital download retailers.
Jessie Hallett – Vocals/Piano
Jessie is 20 years old from Cardiff. She has been playing guitar since she was 11 and has recently started learning piano. Jessie attended drama and dance school at the age of 4, where she discovered her love for singing. In 2006 and 2008 she won ‘Singer of the Year’ and was also chosen to be the ‘Face of Cardiff’ having performed in venues such as New Theatre, Swansea Grand Theatre, St Davids Hall and Welsh Millennium Centre. Jessie recorded her debut album at the age of 13, which was made available for download on iTunes and Amazon. At GCSE level, Jessie studied Music and Performing Arts. She then went on to study Extended Diploma in Music Level 3, where she was awarded Triple Distinction. Jessie’s inspiration come from Stevie Nicks, The Civil Wars and Amy Winehouse.
Luke Searle – Vocals/Guitar
Luke is an 20 year old singer-songwriter from Beddau. Luke began playing guitar and songwriting at the age of 14, after listening to Bruce Springsteen’s album, ‘Nebraska’, in the car with his father. Luke has played more than 200 solo gigs across the UK, as well as performing at the O2 Arena with a band called I.C.U. In 2011, Luke attended a two year Music course, where he met Jessie. On this course he was aid to excel at songwriting, something that he thoroughly enjoys. Luke has written many songs over the past four years, both for himself and for other musicians. Instead of writing about situations that he has not experienced, he feels that writing about personal experiences will make his songs more honest and relatable. For Luke, inspiration comes from his own experiences of love, sadness and hope. Luke has the ability to connect with his audiences — engaging them with his emotive performances. Audiences take a journey with this passionate musician. Luke’s musical influence’s come from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, John Mayer and Martyn Joseph.
Photographs of Remembering August courtesy of M.O Photography.
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