On Thursday 14th April, Suffolk Folk band the Broadside Boys release their 2nd Studio Album “Plenty more fish in the sea” with a launch event at the RNLI lifeboat station in Aldeburgh. The album comprises of 12 self penned tracks, all with a coastal theme and documents the geography and history of the Eastern shoreline.
The RNLI station on the town’s crag path, plays host to the event which runs throughout the afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. for public attendance, followed by a live performance of their album in the evening to a limited audience of press and specially invited guests.
“We have songs of lighthouses and fishermen” says Eric Sedge, singer and guitarist, “coastal bound steam trains, and of course our song Freddie Cooper, which is all about the lifeboat and the RNLI crew of Aldeburgh”.
Lead singer Mat Bayfield is hoping that many of the band’s fans can join them “We really hope that everyone can come along to the boat station in the afternoon for a cup of tea, a new CD, and perhaps a song or two”.
The Broadside Boys formed as a duo in 2011 by Eric Sedge and Mat Bayfield, have gone on to perform at some of the country’s premier folk music events such as the Cambridge and Ely festivals and Suffolk’s own FolkEast.; recently they have been joined by bass player Ian Sedge and Alex Goldsmith on melodeon.
All profits from the CD sold on the day will go to the RNLI fund, and the Band hope to raise a lot of money for the cause. “We are local lads” Says Mr Bayfield, “We know the guys at the station and we appreciate the work they do, it’s nice to put something back”.
The new album “Plenty more fish in the sea” will be available on the day and via thebroadsideboys.bandcamp.com