About True Stays
TRUE STRAYS are lifelong friends, songwriters and country boys – Joseph James and James Cameron – from Bristol, England who are fast carving out a niche of their own in the UK Americana scene. Their music is a cathartic celebration of alternative roots americana and blues rock. Their songs focus on the dirt that life throws at you and how struggle can be transformed into something better.
The prolific songwriting duo draw influences from classic sounds such as Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Fleetwood Mac and modern retro inspired acts like Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr and the Black Keys. From the rock and roll circumstances of their first meeting, in a sand pit in playgroup 30 odd years ago, they have completed countless UK tours, supported bands as diverse as My Baby and Elles Bailey, been jump started by Keith Allen, played by BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 4, played their first European dates, survived 70+ festival shows at prestigious festivals like Green Man, Boom Town, Larmer Tree and Shambala and have been featured on the Spotify’s Nu-Blue and Modern Blues Rock playlists.
2021 sees a year’s hard work behind the scenes coming to fruition. A recent invite to showcase at the prestigious UK AmericanaFest, a debut album and a performance at Black Deer Festival all on the horizon. With or without live shows, True Strays are not giving up on their Musical calling.
About Alex Hart
Alex Hart has been a professional musician for 15 years. She sings, plays guitar, bass, percussion and any stringed instrument she can get her hands on!
She is an established solo artist and is currently working with Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre and Folk sensation, Seth Lakeman. Alex has toured extensively with Martin and Seth around the USA and Europe and over lockdown has produced an album from the comfort of her own home ‘Under the Covers’.
Apart from writing and recording her own music, to which she has released three records, she also appears on many other artist’s albums too.
Back in 2013, Alex was signed to two small record labels in the UK and the US. During this time she released a cover version of Angie Stone’s ‘I Wish I Didn’t Miss You’ which reached no.2 in the dance charts and was supported by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1.
During the pandemic, she has become a self employed music teacher and works independently and with the Barbican Theatre. Her new album that she is currently working on is due to be released this summer.
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