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Solid Air flow revolves around the nucleus of Sam Web page and Allegra Broughton, musicians who 1st joined forces like a duo in 1983. Web page contributes vocals and takes on acoustic and electrical bass, while Broughton also sings furthermore to playing your guitar. The duo allowed their cooperation to evolve right into a four-man music group in 1990 with the help of drummer Rick Cutler and Steve Barbieri, who sings and takes on harmonica and acoustic guitar. Two years later on, the music group gained a nomination for SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Weekly’s Alternate Music Awards, also called Wammies. Broughton, who pens a lot of Solid Air’s tunes, 1st stepped onto a stage in 1976, performing her own materials. Web page offers collaborated with a number of different artists, included in this Steve Baughman, a Celtic musician; Platero, a music group from Paraguay; and Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, a vocalist/songwriter who comes from the Lone Celebrity state. Making use of their fellow Solid Air flow members, Web page and Broughton possess distributed a stage with such performers as Maria Muldaur, Leon Russell, Arlo Guthrie, Louden Wainwright III, Taj Mahal, John Sebastian, the Sundogs, and Donovan. The music group has performed in the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, as well as the Napa Valley Music Festival, the Strawberry Music Festival, as well as the Sausalito Artwork Festival, all in California, among additional events. Within the stage from the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, the music group opened up for Peter Rowan, because they do for John Stewart and Karla Bonoff at the fantastic American Music Hall in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

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Full Name Solid Air
Music Songs Solid Air, Over the Hill, Don't Want to Know, I'd Rather Be the Devil, Go Down Easy, Dreams by the Sea, May You Never, The Man in the Station, The Easy Blues


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1 Belfast, Northern Ireland [December 2008]
2 He was the first white act signed to Chris Blackwell's Island Records.
3 He moved to London in his late teens, and had a steady gig at Les Cousins, a Soho club that was prominent in the folk scene.
4 His childhood was divided between his mother's houseboat in England and his father's home in Scotland. He heard music in both the Presbyterian church and the English music halls.
5 He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music.
6 He was a friend of Nick Drake.
7 His song "May You Never" was recorded by Eric Clapton on his 1977 album "Slowhand".
8 Winner of the lifetime achievement award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, presented to him by Phil Collins. (4th February 2008).
9 Beth Orton, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland and Fish are all fans of his music.
10 Plays acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and harmonica.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hit and Run 2012 performer: "Over the Hill" / writer: "Over the Hill"
Parenthood 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Colombiana 2011 performer: "Glory Box"
Waveriders 2008 Documentary performer: "OVER THE HILL"
Skins 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
24 Hour Party People 2002 performer: "Solid Air" / writer: "Solid Air"
Vinyl 2000 Documentary performer: "Over The Rainbow"
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 performer: "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS" / producer: "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS"
Scrapple 1998 music: "Over the Hill"
Titanic Town 1998 performer: "Go Down Easy", "Solid Air", "Back Down the River", "Easy Blues", "May You Never", "Over the Hill" / writer: "Go Down Easy", "Solid Air", "Back Down the River", "Easy Blues", "May You Never", "Over the Hill"
The Rachel Papers 1989 performer: "HEAD AND HEART"
Square Dance 1987 performer: "LONELY LOVE"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Avenged 1998
The Last Kill 1996
In Search of Anna 1978
The Making of Anna 1978

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Human Remains: The Fonte Bund Band Live 2003 Video short composer: title music
The Making of Anna 1978 music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Human Remains: The Fonte Bund Band Live 2003 Video short grateful thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Folk Britannia 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1992-2004 TV Series Himself
Àngel Casas Show 1986 TV Series Himself
Pop Quiz 1983-1984 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 1979 TV Series documentary Himself - Music Performer
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1975 TV Series Performer

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