Montrose Avenue

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This Wokingham, Berkshire, England-based quintet, comprising Robert Lindsey-Clark (vocals/guitar), Scott James (vocals/guitar/piano), Paul Williams (vocals, guitar), Jimmy Taylor (bass), Matt Everitt…
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This Wokingham, Berkshire, England-based quintet, comprising Robert Lindsey-Clark (vocals/guitar), Scott James (vocals/guitar/piano), Paul Williams (vocals, guitar), Jimmy Taylor (bass), Matt Everitt (drums; ex-Menswear), never made the commercial impact that many critics, enamoured of their well-crafted roots rock, felt they deserved. James and Williams met at school in Reading, and first performed together as a duo covering material by the Byrds and Moby Grape. They met Lindsey-Clark at a folk club, and the trio formed Montrose Avenue in 1995. Taylor and Everitt completed the line-up which signed a recording contract with Columbia Records the following year. The limited edition She’s Looking For Me EP, released in 1997, highlighted the band’s melodic country rock style and sublime three-part harmonies. Their long-playing debut, Thirty Days Out, was released in 1998, but despite establishing a following in the Far East it was to prove to be Montrose Avenue’s only recording. James later worked with the Stereophonics.