Bio

watershed are:

John Alexander – Percussion, Backing Vocals
Phil Clifford-Brown – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
David Hamilton – Bass
George Milnes – Drums
Rob Milnes – Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards

watershed normally perform as a four piece (John, Phil, David, Rob)

Bookings/ press enquiries: water_shed@btinternet.com.

With over 15,000 streams on Spotify in the past year from their lockdown single, watershed return to the stage in 2021 with brand new material from their forthcoming 3rd album.

Of their 2nd album, Indie Music Habit says: “Where most new folk artists are losing sight of its traditions, watershed keeps it intact while bringing an edgy, southern rock influence to the table to make for a unique yet familiar sound. With clear, smooth and beautiful melodies and relatable lyrics. I love hearing hints of James Taylor, as well as influences like Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Allman Brothers”.

watershed originally formed in 2004 on the back of solo festival performances. Following their first gig at a Tsunami benefit at The Spitz in early 2005, they’ve gone on to develop their own unique blend of funky, melodic “folk and roll”.

watershed entered the studio in late 2007 to record their debut album, “Songs From The Shed”, released in December 2008.  After the sad and untimely death of their founder member and drummer JJ Cullen in 2008, watershed continued his ethos of performing as a collective. Adding mandolin and cajon, they returned to live performance in 2009 exploring their rootsier side.  They developed a firm festival following, and released their follow up album to mark their 10th anniversary – Coupons For The Moon – in 2014.  Since then the band has gone full circle, returning to the original country rock sound with electric guitar, keyboards, drums and bass.

Of “Songs From The Shed”, iTunes reviewer Douglas Payne says: this is the sound of a band at ease with each other, at ease with their instruments and at ease with their own southeastern groove that harks back to the southern harmony-rock of America’s south, the west coast melodies of early 70s Los Angeles and the gritty funk of New York City. Think: Jackson Browne and Carol King… Stevie Wonder and The Band… The Staple Singers and Creedance Clearwater Revival…. However, mention must also be made of the occasional quirkiness of the writing and production which has roots far closer to home…. visions of Syd Barrett or The Incredible String Band flow beautifully through the imagination. I think somebody once said that “you can take the band out of England, but you can’t take the England out of the band.”

The albums “Coupons For The Moon” and “Songs From The Shed” are available from Bandcamp in CD or to download right here on this website, as well as iTunes worldwide, Google Play, Amazon MP3, Amazon On Demand.   They can also be heard on Spotify, Rdio, Deezer, iHeartRadio, and Sony Music Unlimited. Click here for more details.