Biography

Barton Hartshorn, first and foremost has a great voice that takes us straight to the heart of the song. Steeped in an English pop-folk universe, his songs have a 70s west coast Americana flavour; it’s this blend of scenes and sounds that gives them their distinctly personal and original touch. Imagine Lloyd Cole fronting Steely Dan or Paul McCartney sitting in with the Eagles…

Selected reviews from European release of album:

“Addictive…a jewel on the English scene” ”

Let’s start by saying that this album is captivating…right from the first acoustic guitar chords and harmonica that accompany Barton Hartshorn’s magnificent voice, we’re steeped in a west coast, pop-folk vibe.”

“Amongst the cream of British pop…11 gems including the stand-out Something This Bright Should Explode. »

“Finely tuned, memorable melodies and a voice with elegance and punch… Really addictive songs.” ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪

“One of the finest albums of the moment. Like a mix of Steely Dan and George Harrison. An absolute must!”

“It’s like coming across a Californian radio station from the 70s where one gem follows another…song after song sounds like an instant classic.”

“A real renaissance for this singer-songwriter whose voice takes us on a mesmerising journey through these gorgeous songs.”

“A flamboyant album…radiant songs. It would appear that the shortest route to California is via the village of Barton Hartshorn. »