Off the shelf band shipping fans to London gig

A POPULAR band is shipping fans from St Albans to a special album launch night in the capital. Elephant Shelf have had great success in St Albans since they made the move from the music scene in North London. Band leader, Vicky Martin, said: We started p

A POPULAR band is shipping fans from St Albans to a special album launch night in the capital.

Elephant Shelf have had great success in St Albans since they made the move from the music scene in North London.

Band leader, Vicky Martin, said: "We started playing in St Albans because the music scene in North London had stagnated. It was the best move we ever made. We've had great gigs, made loads of friends and were inspired to complete our album."

The band have proved so popular a coach has been hired to collect all the fans from St Albans to get them to the special gig tonight (Thursday).


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The band have a broad range of influences which their music reflects, using elements of swing, rhythm and blues, country and jazz. They often perform classic covers with exciting new arrangements. Local promoter, Philippa Le Marquand, said of the new album: "It really lives up to expectations, the band are a really exciting live act and they've captured that excitement on the album, I think it will be very popular."

The launch gig takes place at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Kennington, London.

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