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Earth Prayer

Earth Prayer release their debut album Nine Days this autumn.

With influences from the Stones, Janis Joplin, Thin Lizzy , Deep Purple & many more musical greats, this 4 piece rock band from London are on a mission to bring back Rock n' Roll in its truest form, add to it a fresh spark of life from a new generation of warriors and you have Earth Prayer.

Pure energy Rock n Roll with powerful / soulful vocals, killer guitar riffs & and an ace driving backline, with songs about
life ,love, pain, strength & truth & always a positive message carried through each song. The Name comes from an old American Indian Prayer ‘Earth Prayer and the Sunset.

Anglo-American Heidi Jo Hines met Londoner Ian Montlake at an open mic in Camden town, after asking if anyone in the audience could play the guitar. Ian got on stage, and they jammed in true rock n roll style as if they’d known each other for years .Instantly there was a musical chemistry which led to them forming their first band together. Within their first year they took the British music scene by storm with gigs at the 100 club, Proud Gallery, Pop Overthrow festival at Liverpool’s famous Cavern & many more London shows.

Their first demo was so highly received that many online and local FM stations were asking to play their songs & put them on their top playlists. Sue Marchant from BBC radio Cambridge shire was one of the first to play their single Cruel and journalist Georgina little John said after one of their gigs "Earth Prayer are one of the best new bands I've seen in a long time …Rock roll!

In the summer of 2010 they sealed two slots at the Rhythm festival in Bedfordshire, playing the main & alternative stages which they received a brilliant review for with Altsounds. At the end of the year they played a private party at Scar studios Camden which saw them reel in fans from the set of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie with whom they had met at a one of their previous shows at Camden Rock.

Preparing to record their debut album the band met producer Chuck Sabo through a friend. He was so impressed with the band he agreed to produce their album which they called ‘Nine Days’ which was incidentally took 9 days to record. With the album finished they were raring to go.

Their first gig of the year was a support slot for ‘Heavens Basement’ at the Underworld in Camden, where they met a DJ from Total Rock Radio who asked for a promo to play on his show.  June 1st they held a Album Preview Party at Heroes in Kentish town which went down a storm. Producer Pedro Ferreira (Darkness) came to see them and was so impressed, they are now in talks  about working with them on their next album.

With a dedicated team behind them and a heavy fan base growing by the gig, Earth Prayer is on the up, this is only the beginning for Earth Prayer.

Earth Prayer are :
Heidi Jo Hines (lead vocals) / Ian Montlake (guitar) / Geoff Halden (bass) / Pete Cowan (drums)


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