Fourth Page was formed in 2010 almost by accident on a sunny Spring afternoon in Surrey. The very first notes the band ever played together that day ended up on their debut album, ‘Along the Weak Rope’, which was released later that year. Two more albums followed for Forwind and the legendary Leo label over the next couple of years (along with a lot of gigs in churches).
The band’s unique and entirely improvised approach to song form has drawn comparisons to everyone from Schubert to David Sylvian, Paul Bley, Talk Talk and John Martyn, but in truth Fourth Page sound like no-one but themselves. Now, after a few years spent concentrating on other projects and collaborations (often with each other in various combinations) the quartet are back together.
This time the band’s sound is a little harder edged, more electric. Maybe this is a refection of the harder edged times we live in at the close of the decade, but at the heart of Fourth Page’s music there’s still a luminous, fragile beauty.
A new album ‘The Forest from Above’ is in the works, with live dates in the UK and Europe expected in the near future.
Charlie Beresford – guitar, voice
Carolyn Hume – keyboards
Peter Marsh – bass
Paul May – drums
Armorel Weston – voice
Kay Grant – voice
Jim Dvorak – trumpet & voice
Otto Willberg – double bass
This quartet of London-based musicians take their name from the woodlark Lullula, known for its heavenly song. The group use free improvisation to create a joyous and delightful sound, never complacent and full of surprises.
The Wildcard Quartet
Sara Jane Glendinning