BALSAMO DEIGHTON –
Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton met over 10 years ago at Grammy award winning producer Martin Terefe’s London recording studio where he was working on their respective major label debut albums. Bonding over a love of 70’s singer/songwriters, country music and cake, they vowed one day to record together as they felt their voices would blend and give what Emmylou Harris calls ‘the rub’. Several times around the world in various musical guises and Balsamo Deighton’s paths crossed again when Rosalie supported Steve’s highly regarded country/rock band The Storys. Having returned from touring with the likes of Elton John, Santana, Celine Dion and Joe Cocker, The Storys asked Rosalie to join and help write and record for their 3rd album, ‘Luck’. When The Storys decided to call it a day, Steve and Rosalie took it as a sign that the time was right to make some music together. They called on friend and ace songwriter Julian Wilson of Grand Drive, and slowly and quietly kicked some ideas around at his South London studio. These initial sessions were inspiring, fun and very rewarding and all three realised that indeed they had found ‘the rub’.Recording began in earnest with producer and songwriterJohn Reynolds, who has worked with Sinead O’Connor, The Indigo Girls and U2, tracking the first song ideas at his North London studio. Influenced by everyone from Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, Crowded House, Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Bryan Adams and Douglas Adams, Balsamo Deighton’s songs pretty much nod and wink to them all. The album was finished in Soho and Wales, with Balsamo Deighton helping Ben Robbins and Tim Hammil with production duties. Balsamo Deighton’s debut album, Unfolding is now available worldwide on the earMUSIC label.
“A masterclass in closely harmonised, West Coast-style rock” – Sunday Express ”The voices are infallible, the musicianship remarkable and the potential abounding” – Maverick ”Expect to find yourself singing along at the top of your voice after just a couple of plays” – Hi-Fi News ”Production slick enough to turn Lindsey Buckingham’s cheeks red picks out some stylish playing and harmonies so close there’s barely a Rizla between their voices” – Mojo Please visit www.balsamodeighton.com