Arcelia

A treasure chest of Folk and Soul with a Pop twist

http://arcelia.co.uk

Arcelia mainIt is always hard to come up with the opening line for a blog, so without wishing to be perceived as lazy, I am going to use Arcelia’s very own introduction which I plagiarised from their Facebook page:

Arcelia ( pronounced Ah – KELL- ia, a very old Spanish word meaning ‘Treasure Chest’) combine clear, lyrical, soulful voices with guitar, cajon and original song writing, to create a sound that’s like relaxing in front of a blazing fire with a glass of red wine in hand. Their voices blend in intricate and haunting harmonies that will stay with you long after the set is over.
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As you can clearly see, their own introduction is as good as any I can think of, and the perfect way to describe this trio of supremely talented and affable musicians who graced the Under The Radar Live Sessions studios back in April.  The thing that really stuck with me is the way each of the three, Teresa, Gavin and Simon took the lead in each of the three songs they performed and made them sound totally different from the others.  It was like having three different artists in the studio all at the same time! Teresa’s vocals are pure, almost angelic, whilst Simon sings with the passion and the fire of many of the great soul legends of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and Gavin with his distinctive voice, reminding me of the great John Mayer, not to mention his supreme song-writing skills which also bear comparison to Mr Mayer.
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But don’t take my word for it, watch the videos below and listen to the full session and you will hear for yourself the versatility and effortless way each member of this very original group bring to the table their own character and style.
Arcelia studio
Once you have watched the videos and listened to the podcast, go and download for FREE their excellent EP ‘This Time’ a collection of three magnificent tracks which serve as a taster of their debut album due later this year.
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Arcelia Define their music
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Arcelia – 45 Seconds
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Arcelia – She’s Not Lost
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Arcelia – Heaven
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