Singer and multi-instrumentalist Richard Lomax is working on his second album with his band The Tontine. The lead single I Cycle is a folkie declaration of doing things in your own way. The world's your oyster when you ride your bike - defiance wrapped in a joyous tune.
The song is based on the true story of suffragette Edith Rigby who pissed off the authorities by riding her bike in Preston in an age where women weren't supposed to do that. Lomax paints a picture of a bygone era, when standing up for equal rights was frowned upon at best. "Though people will talk//I Cycle//They may want me to walk but//I Cycle". The song features the sound of his own bike, setting up a dialogue with the bass and drums.
Richard Lomax & The Tontine:
Richard Lomax: vocals, guitar, bicycle
Dave Bertram: guitar
Si Borkin: electric bass
Oli Hughes: drums
- 02/06 Nambucca, London
- 02/08 Liverpool Acoustic, Liverpool
- 02/12 Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
- 02/16 The Tap, Hull
- 02/18 The Castle Manchester
- 02/23 The Fox, Shipley
- 02/26 The Washington, Sheffield
His latest album Down There For Dancing is on HCTF's best of 2015 list.
HCTF review of Down There For Dancing.