The Ship EP available to buy here
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The Way Home began their journey in 2009, when five long lost brothers & sisters from the Suffolk lowlands reunited in London, finding familiarity through common roots. Sharing the late nights of summer in the company of their record collections, the group drew their sound from the deep well of unaffected rock, soul, country, and blues music; pairing this source with the inspiration and opportunity of their urban surroundings to create original music that resonates with subtle beauty and brooding purpose.
From this mass of attributes The Way Home settled upon their name – an identifier of their home-grown, backwater beginnings, and a yearning to produce true music that warms the heart and lifts the soul.
Initially a slick side group for the lilting country laments of vocalist Amy Beskin, The Way Home are built upon the musical interplay of Paul J Tiffen (guitar), Rye Eden (bass), Nick Swietlik (drums) and Hannah Riches (vocals/ instrumentalist). In 2011 their number was swelled by the talents of organists Dr Andreas Millins & Joe Glossop, who take shifts to complete the group’s authentic sound and help bring it all to life.
The Way Home’s debut The Ship EP released in spring 2012 was recorded at East London’s Soup Studio with Simon Trought (Treetop Flyers, The Kills), mixed by Grammy nominated Sam Farr (Jeff Beck, Nigel Kennedy) at Ravenscourt Studios, and mastered by Tim Debney (Super Furry Animals, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry) at Fluid Mastering. Recording is underway for their next EP Song For Free with release earmarked for late 2012.
Fusing together the vital ingredients of classic rock, soul and country into a style they call Heavy Gospel – the group have received warm review and comparisons to the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Band and Janis Joplin, through to The Black Crowes, Joe Cocker, Mamas & Papas and Black Mountain. Soaring vocals, faithful lyrics, hook loaded songs and unwavering performances underpin their alternate take on a classic sound.