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 have been playing live without a drummer, (Rupert covers the rhythm duties admirably using Ableton software as a pre-programmed percussion generator) they are hoping to perform with a real drummer very soon!
A 10 track LP "Sorry, No Vacancy" is now available for streaming.
Paul has recently been interviewed on Lyme Bay Radio on the Lisa Galvani Show where he discussed his musical influences, his work at the BBC and his experiences as a solo artist and playing in bands. He also performed 3 songs live! (Available in clip 3)
Click on the links below to hear edited highlights from the show
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".
If you can't wait to see us live, we do have a recording of us in concert at the Evesham Arts Centre - hope you enjoy it and that you'll come to see us for real in the future!