Lazy Heart Parade are a six piece indie-folk band based in London. They play songs of nostalgic romance with a bitter edge, combining the folk stylings of mandolin, violin and ukulele with instantly appealing melodies and charming lyrical reflections on modern city life.
Last year saw the arrival of Lazy Heart Parade’s self-released debut EP ‘Every Mistake You’ve Ever Made’, recorded in South East London’s Soup Studios. The aim was to produce a record that captured the melodic intricacies of the songwriting while reflecting the intensity of their live performance. The irresistibly catchy lead track ‘Scared of the Sea’ has received radio play by Steve Lamacq on both his Radio 2 and 6 Music shows and also on Amazing Radio. More recently their seasonal tune ‘Christmas In Bed’ was played by Gary Crowley on BBC London.
Lazy Heart Parade have been playing in their current line-up for the last two years having formed through a combination of long-term friendships and online advertisements, with half hailing from Liverpool and half from the home counties. The band was started by Colin Smith as primary songwriter, vocals and guitar. Louise Gow brings distinctive vocal harmonies and violin, Reuben Rowe provides trumpet and Lisa Verrall plays mandolin and ukulele. All kept in line by Chris March on bass and Michael Monaghan on drums.
Lazy Heart Parade have been gigging extensively in and around London, receiving an enthusiastic audience response and a steady following of fans and are gaining notability within London's current thriving alternative-folk scene. The band have played gigs at many well regarded venues including Camden Barfly, The Old Queen's Head, Slaughtered Lamb, Proud Galleries and a four month residency at Ronnie Scott's upstairs bar, as well having been part of Brighton's Alternative Great Escape last May.