Country Fuelled Southern Rock born in the Southwest of England. Square One have forged their sound and merged their influences to create huge stompin' rootsy riffs and songs you can't help but sing. Their live shows are energetic and powerful, bringing an all American party to this side of the pond. Influenced by artists like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean but inspired by all the classic rock music they grew up listening to Square One's sound packs a punch that'll get you moving.
“What makes Billy in the Lowground more accomplished than many other Folk-Rock bands is the quality of the songwriting, the exuberance of the arrangements and the skill and enthusiasm of the playing. Ruth Behan’s fiddle has a defiantly Irish sound that roots the rest of the band and underpins the Country feel to many of Chris Hibberd’s songs. This is Nashville relocated to the wilds of Somerset and performed with Joe Strummer’s heart and soul.” - Rock & Reel Magazine
"...The music can only be described as foot stomping greatness. The sheer energy and passion that pours from the band are matched only by their musical ability, and the songs themselves are the kind of short infectious pieces that grab you by the throat and demand that you move, without you really noticing. The twin melodies of violin and guitar swirl and twirl in and around each other with a grace that defies the relentless stomp of the bass and drums, while the acoustic and vocals work mercilessly away at your subconscious, making sure that the material haunts you for days." - Woolley Festival
"If the Levellers were moonshine-swigging Appalachian mountain folk instead of Guinness-swilling Brighton crusties, they would probably have sounded a lot like this." - Green Man
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James Hook is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Poole, Dorset. James began guitar almost 15 years ago and has performed in venues and on the streets across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. His honest and reflective lyrics are softly sung over a unique fingerpicking style, influenced heavily by Blues and Folk music. Throughout the last few months, James has been working on his EP 'Unlived Dreams', which is due for release in April 2019.