Depot are a three piece acoustic blues band comprising:
Faul Bradley: guitar, vocal
Mat Walklate: harmonica, vocal, flute, guitar, uilleann pipes.
Anthony Haller: double bass.
Available for gigs and festivals in the UK and abroad.
We are currently in the studio recording and mixing the new Depot album. It's working title is "Diamond Joe" and it will be a mix of original and traditional material. We will have some special guests on the album including Senegalese drummer/singer Koulaty Kabo. Listen to some rough mixes of the new tracks here.
We are currently writing and rehearsing material for a new album.
Marc Frijlink - Blues Train Radio, the Netherlands
"It is a great album and it is also good to hear that good blues is still coming from Europe! I love the traditional approach of Depot have and the Chicago touch on Payday."
Ashwyn Smyth - Digital Blues & Blues Matters Magazine
"…very good harp.." " ..a raw, front porch on a hot night feel…"
"I liked these four tracks; only wish there were more. I enjoyed the stripped down feel & loved the interplay between the two members of the duo and their instruments. This is blues with a very authentic, old style feel but with the inclusion of a flute, with a modern twist.
Kjell Andreassen - Radio Holstebro, Denmark
"When I got the CD I thought, blues and flute, can that go together? And let me say at once, yes it can. Andy is playing a great guitar, which goes very good with Mat's voice."
Mike Butler - City Life, Manchester
"..it hits you between the eyes with it's vitality and freshness." "The songs are uniformly great." "..manages to be exultant and down-to-earth at the same time."
"Mat and Andy's taste in blues obscurities is matched by their skills of execution."
Tom Ellis III - Dallas TX
"Nice country feel. Like the flute and the mix of chromo and diatonic….good guitar player, too!
" I like the raw quality and the energy to the music."
Franky Bruneel - Back To The Roots, Belgium.
" I like the playing of Jazz Gillum and your music sometimes remember me of him."
"Keep on continuing the good work!"
Rien Wisse - Block Magazine, The Netherlands
"YES!" " Sounds very original." " I would suggest that you make a full album."
Nico Bravenboer - Radio Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
" The CD from 'Depot' consist four music tracks who are beautiful by their simplicity." "No superfluous new technics but right to the point."
"Mat Walklate has got a nice voice which is not obtrusive, but calls your attention for what he has to say."
" Depot, as a duo, deserve a place in the Blues scene from England, but not at the least on the European Continent."
Charlie Hussey - Bluestrain-Anna Livia FMDublin
".. strong vocals and some good harp playing.."
Jorge Pintos - Rapsodya FM, Argentina
"..your CD is excellent, a good selection of songs, very good played and with a lot of feeling, I like it so much."
Vicente "Harmonica" Zumel - La Hora Del Blues, Barcelona
"The great knowledge Depot show about all classic blues in and outs, together with the personal way they have to play blues, make them become a very refreshing band, full of interesting nuances to discover, they give an attractive genuine laid out feel to the blue they play."
Jim Moore - J & B Blues Speysound Radio
"Excellent." "All music should be this good. I wish."
Friedrich Svacina - www.bluesartstudio.at
"On all this 4 songs is a very good presented harpplayer and vocalist, "Mat". This music is a sounding like a special part of the bluesscene about 50'-60' years. Great,then this time is good bluesmusic hard to find."
Blues News Finland
"The guitars and harmonicas work well, especially the singing is excellent. All the four songs are full of good humour, they sound original and familiar enough at the same time, so one bothers to listen them through again and again."