Feldspar or Mill Stone Grit? Feldspar is a group of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals which make up about 60% of the Earth’s crust whilst gritstone is a fluvial sedimentary rock. Rock is not what you should expect with Feldspar in this case.
Feldspar is a four-piece acoustic band, writing and performing original songs with a folk-inspired sound. West Yorkshire lads Will Green – guitar, lead vocals and Ben Lloyd-Evans – piano, guitar, vocal harmony are joined by Ben Cashell – ‘cello and Rob Cope – soprano sax . They were performing at Otley Courthouse last night to launch their first CD ‘Bright Day’ The songs are all thoughtfully constructed and the live performance was a good show piece for the group who have been together in various guises for 5 years.
The Title track ‘Bright Day’ was inspired by J.B. Priestley’s Bright Day a huge critical and popular success that was partially autobiographical. Its message of hope and promise echoeing the expectations of a nation after the long dark years of war. It is a message that still resonates with our own troubled and changing times. “Bruddersford (the setting) always seemed to me to have the kind of ugliness that could not not only be tolerated but often enjoyed; it was grim but not mean.” J B Priestley 1946 in Bright Day.