Ezekiel Butler came about in 2006 when Pete Sen, musical director of Giffords Circus and graduate of the London College of Music decided to form a band to perform his music. A trip to the local shops in Gnosall took him through a churchyard where he saw two gravestones both belonging to Ezekiel Butler. Confused, Pete took this as an omen and that became the name of his band.
The line up of the band has changed but Pete has been consistent in his quest to record his music. He met producer John Perkins at a London gig and accepted an offer which brought him into IMMG studios to record an album. The album is now complete and we have collaborated with ‘The Art of House’ to provide a visual aspect to the debut album, which includes a twenty page colour booklet containing photos and lyrics. The album ‘ Old Song, New Song’.is a musical tapestry of life and memories over a ten year period..
Ezekiel Butler have been interviewed on many BBC local stations, including Oxford and Gloucester, and headlined festivals.. They have recently been playing around various parts of the country including their native midlands, many London venues such as the 'Hope and Anchor' and 'Dublin Castle' and look forward to the coming summer when they will be playing at some great music festivals.
Debut Album "Old Song, New Song" available with 20 page full clour booklet NOW at CDBaby
as a download album at iTunes
View the promo video for Chelsea Calling, the first single released from the album.
Some quotes already gathered from those who have heard them!!..
"One of the most interesting and original bands I've heard in a long time, as they are not trying to copy the rest of the currently feted and unoriginal crop out there." John Perkins
"for all the sunny sounding harmonies, there lies just a little bit of darkness that gives the band an exra edge" - Stephen Morris, BBC Introducing.
"Ezekiel Butler have a depth to them that just can’t be found in any other band I’ve heard lately" - Iain Lee, Presenter for Absolute Radio, Formerly Virgin Radio