Live At The Hothouse

Local bands take over the Hothouse

Fri 20 February, 8.30pm

Live At The Hothouse

Philip James Turner & The Crow Mandala, Ryan Wallace (The Heartbreaks) and Liam Browne and The Love.

Tickets cost £1 on the door.


Philip James Turner & The Crow Mandala is a Morecambe based five piece alternative country band that leans heavily on an indie soul crutch. The Crows formed late 2014 as a vehicle for Turner to perform his material at a series of outdoor summer shows, primarily as a one off adventure. The reaction to these performances was so positive that it was obvious The Crow Mandala was immediately intrinsic to the songs.

Moving swiftly, a single was recorded and released digitally on iTunes, Spotify et al. Julie spins into the realm of Northern Soul; with its Mo town beats and big piano it has quickly become a set favourite that commands crowd participation.

On the coat-tails of ‘Julie’ and new in Jan 2015 comes the debut EP ‘Some Day, Away’. The three track CD features The Kilcawley Family songbird Louiza Kilcawley on the lead track ‘Old Dog Country’. Available on limited run CD and digitally via the usual outlets.
At time of writing the band are working hard on an album whilst performing live around the North West.

Philip James Turner: Guitar & Vocals
Grahem Simpson: Keys
Duane Chappel: Guitar
Anthony Gregson: Bass
Adam Lucas: Drums


"I am a man for whom songwriting is a therapeutic compulsion.

Long, cold walks down the promenade, alcoholism and marital turbulence eventually spill over the sides in the form of violent, naked dance and honest, heart-born songs.

I can't imagine anyone would enjoy the dance but I am prepared to play the songs."


Liam Browne and The LOVE are Singer/Writer Liam and Producer/Musician James Fraser. Liam provides the lyrics and James creates the music. Liam’s background is Acting (brilliantlove/Cache/Coronation Street ). He is currently writing a book which the album he is working on with the LOVE will be the soundtrack to. Liam also performs poetry and teaches Yoga in Lancaster. James fronts his other band Greenheart and has been a member of the highly regarded Milltown Brothers since its formation in 1989 when Liam was aged 7. James also teaches meditation in his spare time. Liam and James met at a Shamanic Ceremony in mid 2014, since then they have been making music together. They are currently working their first album and putting together their live show for when they start gigging at the end of February.