Who Are The Blue Motel?
The core of The Blue Motel are: Paul Hedges (songs, guitars and vocals), Alan Davies (lead and rhythm guitars) and Rupert Flindt (basses, windsynth, lapsteel guitar, keyboards and anything else that requires playing or programming!).
Additional guest musicians include: David Hedges & Mike Hedges on harmony vocals, Tim Watkins on Drums and Hugh Robjohns on Hammond organ.
Paul and Rupert also make up two thirds of "The Hotel Whisky Foxtrot" - Peter Walters completes the band line up on keyboards. The trio have two EP releases to their name to date; ("Just Another Frame - A retrospective" and "Diesel or Poetry") - both are available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.
The Blue Motel music has a slightly more "rocky Americana" feel to it and although they currently play live without a drummer, Rupert covers the rhythm duties admirably using Ableton software as a pre-programmed percussion generator and doing live multitrack looping - what could possibly go wrong..? ;-)
A 10 track LP is currently being finished but a taster double A-side single has just been released on all streaming outlets!
The LP will be a mix of older, acoustic based material and more recent band-based songs. Think Crosby Stills and Nash meets Fountains of Wayne!
The Blue Motel has recently had some very positive radio airplay of several songs from the forthcoming album. Please click on the BBC Introducing link below and spool in 5 minutes from the start of the programme to hear The Blue Motel's "Last Thing on TV".
It goes without saying that under the current circumstances, our live performances are on hold - but, we do have a recording of our recent live concert at the Evesham Arts Centre - hope you enjoy it and that you'll come to see us for real in the future!