Lakeman Brothers

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Sean Lakeman (guitar), Sam Lakeman (keyboards) and Seth Lakeman (violin) were responsible for one of the best roots music releases of 1994. From the unfortunately named Crapstone town, near Yelverton,…
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Sean Lakeman (guitar), Sam Lakeman (keyboards) and Seth Lakeman (violin) were responsible for one of the best roots music releases of 1994. From the unfortunately named Crapstone town, near Yelverton, Devon, England, they had a strong musical thread inherited from their parents. They originally formed their own group as teenagers, appearing on BBC television’s Saturday Superstore. Over a period of years they proved popular attractions on the jazz and folk circuits throughout their native South West England. During this time they became acquainted with similarly inclined groups such as the Battlefield Band and Oyster Band, who regularly stayed at their home during visits to the area. They produced 3 Piece Suite themselves, and it received excellent reviews in the folk music press. As well as a cover version of Billy Joel’s ‘And So It Goes’ there were fine renditions of traditional and original compositions, all of which were honed with an impressive ear for construction and arrangement. It featured contributions from Kathryn Roberts, with whom the brothers later formed Equation.