Flats and Sharps have come a long way from their humble beginning busking in Penzance as 17 year-olds to performing on the Town Square stage at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in London in March 2015 and at Proms in Hyde Park, London in September 2015, which was recorded for later broadcast on the Bob Harris Country show on BBC Radio 2. Along the way they have won fans at scores of festivals including Isle of Wight, Maverick, Cambridge Folk Festival , Larmer Tree and many Bluegrass and Folk Festivals.
Their first professionally recorded album ‘King of My Mind’ was recorded in a week at Deep Litter studios, South Devon and was produced by David McEwan who has won awards for his production work with Plan B and Nitin Sawhney. Released in February 2016, 3 cover songs are sandwiched between 12 original songs. Kirk Bowman (Banjo), Mikey Ponsford (Mandolin), Josh Warner (Guitar), Liam Fitzharris (Double Bass) and Danny Hart on Fiddle make up the archetypal bluegrass line-up but they use their instruments, song-writing and voices to become far more.
“…effortlessly entertaining …sublime five part harmonies …the pace of their performance is breathtaking – I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I’ll personally send you a cash refund.” – Mark Ellen – R2 Magazine