The Loafing Heroes return to us this summer after their wonderful performance last winter
The international band The Loafing Heroes are a cosmopolitan blend of folk, poetry, world music and pop, a tapestry of lush harmonies and contemplative lyrics. They have just released their fifth and most complete record called The Baron in the Trees which draws upon influences as eclectic as the members themselves, with haunting ballads giving way to smoky jazz numbers and then to dreamy folk song—tales of loss and rediscovery, of isolation and transformation. Their previous albums (Crossing the Threshold, Planets, Chula and Unterwegs) are a product of their years in Lisbon and Berlin. The band comprises of Bartholomew Ryan (vocals and guitar) from Ireland, Giulia Gallina (vocals, piano and concertina) from Italy, Judith Retzlik (violin and trumpet) from Germany, and Jaime McGill (bass clarinet) from the USA.