The Love Child Electric

Birmingham, West Midlands GB

Bio: The Love Child Electric’s debut album ‘Lovers, Thinkers & Fakers’ is out now and available on iTunes.
This left field Birmingham collective have independently recorded, produced and released their first album. The last twelve
months has seen the 5 piece combo comprising Paul, Adam, Reed, Kiki and Simon work hard to create an album worthy of
record shop shelves, iTunes and most importantly - their listeners.
Each of The Love Child Electric boasts a different musical origin and individually they contribute to the diverse mix of musical
styles in this album and the bands charismatic sound. Lovers, Thinkers and Fakers is a collection of distinctive songs that weave
seamlessly revealing stories of friendship, hope and fear, anxiety, narcissism, love, abuse, passion and provocation. Inspired by
real-life, the album title tries to classify aspects of personal emotion.
Songwriting credits fall mainly to the lead singer Paul Griffin, whilst the band works collectively on instrumental parts,
arrangement and dynamics. With Reed and Paul at the desk recording and mixing, production began in February 2009 at the
band’s studio in The Custard Factory. Other musical talents were drafted in for String and Brass arrangements - Cellist, Mike
Nowland and Birmingham Trumpeter and Saxophonist Alvin Davis.
Calling upon the talents of some creative friends in the visual arts, the impressive sleeve art was the conception of Daniel Stone,
a Newcastle-based artist and illustrator, then finally artworked and typeset by Birmingham designer George Aytoun.
Lead singer and songwriter Paul Griffin started writing and composing as a youngster - his first musical recordings at only 11
years of age. Having studied classical piano, Paul leans towards the guitar to perform and provides a distinctive and sincere
voice for the band's material. Believing that music should heal, enlighten and excite; Paul’s songs are about everything inspiring
and passionate in life. Most recently Paul was one of 60 finalists shortlisted from over 3000 entrants to attend BBC New Talent’s
Songwriting Master Class. His song “Find Me, Keep Me” from ‘Lovers. Thinkers and Fakers’ secured him the place.
The rhythm for The LCE is found in the form of Adam Roberts, who first picked up his sticks 7 years ago, taking lessons from
Kenny Clare Award Winner, Carl Hemmingsley. Drumming has greatly influenced his life and the music he listens to. He is
able to express versatility in drumming dexterously and sympathetically and he enjoys the company of like-minded musicians
who care about the music as well as each other.
Reed is a charismatic, eclectic and experienced musician. After graduating from the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire
with a first-class Bachelors degree in music he embarked upon a career as a session musician touring with Virgin Records’
favourites band, Day-One and later recording with Lighthouse Family, Mis-Teeq and teenage phenomena Busted. An artist in
his own right, he has collaborated with the likes of Soweto Kinch and Jazz-fusion supremo Konig.
Bringing texture, sentiment and spirit, the violin of Taiwanese-born Kiki Chen helps to define The Love Child Electric’s
unique sound. Learning Piano and Violin from the age of 8, Kiki completed her Masters degree in 2008 at the Birmingham
Conservatoire and received the 2006 Herbert Lumby Prize for violinists. This year she has been accepted into the City of
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra training scheme as a first violinist. She likes all kinds of music and enjoys the different
challenges playing in The Love Child Electric brings.
Playing the piano as early as 4, Simon Davies pursued his passion training classically through his formative years and
currently broadening his musical scope with Jazz and Latin styles. Greatly influenced by Jeff Buckley and The Beatles, Simon
has been writing songs for most of his life and strives to better himself technically as well as musically. Also a guitarist and
vocalist, Simon performs with other musicians namely LP45 and occasional solo performances.
Influences: ELO, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, M, Guillemots, Rufus Wainwright, James Taylor, Chris Cornell
More Cheeba, Mr. Hudson and The Library, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and Jeff Buckley.
“Impressively talented. Pure musical brilliance.”
Jack Molloy – Brum Live
“The Love Child Electric offer a fresh and distinctive sound in the often monotonous world of guitar based music.”
Birmingham University Student Paper - music critic.

Lovers, Thinkers & Fakers - {in no particular order}
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