Following the release of his Changing EP last summer, singer-songwriter Harry Pane has released the first track ‘Fletcher Bay’ from his upcoming EP The Wild Winds, due April 7th. LISTEN HERE
Named after the idyllic place at the end of the winding Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, ‘Fletcher Bay’ is a heart-warming tribute to Harry’s father who tragically passed away last year. The song ‘Changing’ from the last EP was written about his father’s battle with mental health and how he was improving but things took on a new meaning after his father’s sudden passing. Pane returned to Fletcher Bay at the end of 2016 to scatter the ashes of his late father.
That trip is the inspiration behind the song as he sings; “But I’ve returned to say, that I will leave and you will stay, your heart, your soul belongs at Fletcher Bay.”
The Wild Winds EP was recorded with Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini, REM, Snow Patrol) in Valencia at the start of the year. It was funded by Island Records after Harry was picked as the winner of #Roadtothe100Club, a competition organised by PRS for Music, with judges including former PRS chairman Guy Fletcher O.B.E and Annie Christensen (A&R Island Records).
The EP details an emotional journey of grief and finally acceptance. It is a love story with a difference and features artwork created using string, resembling the idea of how long is life. It follows the acclaimed EP Changing which saw him championed by the likes of BBC Introducing London, BBC Northampton and John Kennedy at Radio X.
Throughout 2016 Harry clocked-up over 200 shows including performances at SXSW Festival, multiple Glastonbury stages, Big Feastival, CarFest and regular shows at Soho Farmhouse & Home House as well as sold-out headline shows across London and in his hometown.
Continuing to bring his stunningly effortless performance and distinctive tone to stages across the country, Harry will be playing at Paper Dress Vintage on March 7th at the SESAC showcase. He then heads off on a run of UK headline dates in support of The Wild Winds EP, which includes a show London’s The Bedford on March 30th. Full dates below with more to be announced.
Fri 3rd – The Sound Lounge, London (supporting Megan O’Neill)
Tues 7th – SESAC Presents, Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney
Fri 17th – Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry
Fri 30th – The Bedford, London (headline)
Weds 5th – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (headline)
Thur 6th – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (headline)
Fri 7th – The Rowbarge, Guildford (headline)
Mon 10th – Zigfrid Von Underbelly, London (I Luv Live)
Sun 16th – Also Known As, Banbury (headline)
Tues 18th – Gwdihw, Cardiff (headline)
Weds 19th – The Crofters Rights, Bristol (headline)
Sat 29th – City Sound Project, Canterbury
Sun 30th – The Mad Hatter, Oxford (headline)
Tues 3rd – O2 Priority Lounge, London
Wed 4th – The Railway, Winchester
Sat 20th – The Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham (headline)