Paul Presents | The Lost Trades with Phil Cooper

The Lost Trades are a trio of up and coming Wiltshire based singer songwriters (Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin) brought together by a mutual love of modern folk and roots music. Having joined forces in late 2019, their close three part harmonies have consistently drawn comparisons to Crosby Stills & Nash and Fleetwood Mac. A global pandemic meant their debut tour in 2020 was cut short and the three retreated to their songwriting rooms and studio in an effort to condense the initial excitement into an album they could tour once the world opened up again. The resulting album is “The Bird, The Book & The Barrel” which was released in June 2021. The album reached the Top 40 Official Folk Album Charts for September 2021.

 Phil joins us to tell us his journey from singing in a church choir to the folk scene, how the pandemic has filtered through, in this generations songwriting due to their emotions at the time of writing the new songs for the future.He also describes their journey and the way promoting and releasing new music has changed in this era with social media, streaming channels and self marketing in an ever changing world.

Hope you’ve had a good Christmas. It’s been another strange year but we hope you’ve managed to have a good one anyway. We wanted to start 2022 with a bang, so we’ll be premiering our brand new music video on our YouTube channel at 1pm on 3rd January. It’s been months in the making, and we think Jamie has outdone himself once again, this time with help from Sam Irving, a friend of the band who is another excellent videographer. We’ll be on our YouTube channel at 1pm on Monday in the chat room as the video plays for the first time. Hope to see you there.

Loads of love
Jamie, Phil & Tamsin

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