If you have frequented some of Bournemouth most popular music venues over the last 12 months you cannot have failed to have seen up and coming Surf Folk band “Willowen”, they have been working hard putting in some Sterling performances impressing an ever growing legion of fans. November sees the release of their 2nd EP ‘The Orange Moon Beach Party’, a five track EP featuring some great songs that the band’s latest addition Jasmine on violin, who ably contributes to their sound.

The band have simple set up with just a Cajon with an acoustic guitar along with their voices which give a really effective method of producing and performing some well written infectious songs. The EP takes you on a short journey and gives you an exciting insight into Willowen’s dreamy nautical fluffy sugar coated world. The EP is available to download for free from the bands website http://willowen.bandcamp.com for a limited period, you can catch the band live in a host of venues around Bournemouth in November, December and January.


1. Pink Sky
2. Right For Her
3. Dan’s House
4. Night Beach
5. Bear & The Octopus

Jonny Phillips- Vocals, Guitar
George Fullerton- Cajon, Vocals
Jasmine Watkiss- Violin , Vocals



Live Dates
26th November – The Inferno, Bournemouth(EP Launch Show)
23rd December – Smokin’ Aces, Bournemouth
27th November- Champions, Bournemouth
30th December- On The Rocks, Bournemouth
2nd Jan- Cellar Bar, Boscombe
5th Jan – Bar Xtreme, Bournemouth

Contact : willowen-uk@hotmail.com


Review by Dave Chinery (Chinners)

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