The Higher Planes

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The Higher Planes - Soul Folk Psych Live Act in London

The Higher Planes Short Info

The Higher Planes are a new old-fashioned folk rock and soul group based in South London. The Seakens Brothers, Adam and Jon, once a lowly pair of "cosmic, blues-beaten troubadours", are joined by Ginger Drage on the Boom-booms, JJ Stillwell on "The Triple Bass" and The Hail Marys, known to their friends as Sarah and Decima, on the Oooh-la-las.

The sound is a blend of harmonious influences: The Rolling Stones, Aldous Huxley, CSN, Sly & The Family Stone, Kurt Vonnegut, The Beatles, The Staple Singers, it goes on. But the result is a hard edged folk-soul sound overlaid with a multi-layered and mesmeric sweetness in the vocals. The songs are reflections and questions posed on just what to make of the upside-down era in which we find ourselves, and serve as a reminder that despite our modern affectations, not a lot has changed since man first put hand to string.

They have played all over London and beyond; recently hitting events such as Lubstock in Leicestershire, Crystal Palace Overground Festival, Bath Folk Festival, and the Solarsphere Astronomy Festival in Builth Wells, Wales.

The Higher Planes are a new old-fashioned folk rock and soul group based in South London. The Seakens Brothers, Adam and Jon, once a lowly pair of "cosmic, blues-beaten troubadours", are joined by Ginger Drage on the Boom-booms, JJ Stillwell on "The Triple Bass" and The Hail Marys, known to their friends as Sarah and Decima, on the Oooh-la-las.

The sound is a blend of harmonious influences: The Rolling Stones, Aldous Huxley, CSN, Sly & The Family Stone, Kurt Vonnegut, The Beatles, The Staple Singers, it goes on. But the result is a hard edged folk-soul sound overlaid with a multi-layered and mesmeric sweetness in the vocals. The songs...

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Past Gigs The Higher Planes

  • 10 | 2016 Joiners/Camberwell, London The Joiners Arms are throwing a Halloween party
  • 10 | 2016 Nambooka/London The Maida Vales, The Higher Planes, Call The Sun, Toffees
  • 12 | 2015 London Hootananny Brixton
  • 08 | 2015 Buith Wells, Wales Solarsphere Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Lubenham Lubstock Festival
  • 11 | 2014 London Cross The Stream / New Cross Inn
  • 08 | 2014 Bath Bath Folk Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Lubenham Lubstock Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Manchester Cosmosis Festival

Media

  • Video The Higher Planes - Run Sav...
  • Sound Send Me A Sign
  • Sound Need Each Other So
  • Video The Higher Planes - Gather ...
  • Sound Run Save Yourself
  • Video The Higher Planes - Run Sav...
  • Video The Higher Planes - Forty D...
  • Video The Planes @ Camden Head
  • Video New Shoots Heats - The High...
  • Sound Dont You Break Down If Your...
  • Sound You Can't Stop A Tidal Wave...
  • Sound World I Can Call My Own
  • Sound 25 Years
  • Sound The Sound Of Time Reversing
  • Sound Back Down The Ladder
  • Sound Hold On To The Lie

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2011