SYMPTOMATIC present CREAK + CIAH BAND + NATHAN WATSON & THE FREAKONOMICS + SCATTERED FEW
Moody, atmospheric and mesmerising, Scattered Few aren’t afraid to defy genre by creating a sound that even the most discerning of musicians would find hard to pinpoint. And with influences ranging from Zero 7 to Metallica, it’s easy to see why. This Reading based acoustic duo break through modern classifications of music, creating a totally unique sound palette with riffs ranging from soothingly soft ambience to mellow psychedelia with heart warming vocals.
Claiming to be original is what all bands strive for, but something that Scattered Few genuinely believe they have accomplished by the use of only guitars and vocals. The beautifully arranged ‘Fields of Sleep’ for example, is nothing short of a masterpiece. So simple in its composition yet so captivating in its execution, this band are undeniably a class act.
Ciah & her band head to AAA with pop melodies and hip-hop and reggae influenced Nathan Watson heads over with his 5-piece band. Joining them on the bill is Scattered Few, genre defying duo from Reading who are determined to break through modern classifications of music, creating unique sound palettes with riffs ranging from soft ambience to mellow psychedelia.
“My musical style comes from influences & experiences throughout life. My childhood & teen years were not the easiest, so a lot of my vocal tone in certain songs, comes from those experiences.
As a kid I listened to a lot of hip-hop and Reggae which gave me the lyrical side of my style, while a lot of the “big voices” in music such as Stevie Wonder, Terence Trent D’Arby, Otis Redding & Aretha Franklin have been my tutors on how to place the voice in certain songs and how to sing from the gut.