Band of Hope
Band of Hope are an indie-folk-rock band from Wallingford, Tom Crook (lead vocals, guitar, principal songwriter), Paul Whitty (keys, multi-instrumentalist), Amy Roy (vocals, cello), Drew Milloy (bass, multi-instrumentalist) and Ben Smith (violin, mandolin) are joined this summer by Sarah Morgan on drums and Matt Allwright on lap-steel. Individually they've graced studios and stages with the likes of Mew, Danny & The Champions of the World, Jackie Oates, Ben Marwood, and Sadie & the Hotheads. Together they are an eclectic indie-rock collective, touching on folk and country while keeping the emphasis on solid song-craft. . Causing a stir on both the BBC Introducing circuit as well as the vibrant Oxford scene, Band of Hope are experts of dark, inherently tragic country-folk, in the realms of Villagers and the ballads of Jonny Cash.