Kornastone Biography - 2018
Headed up by Wolverhampton singer/songwriters Dave Lawrence & James Davey.
After leaving school in the late 1970's, Dave and Jamie formed a band and started writing original songs. A few live shows were performed and the band generated interest from EMI Records following demo recordings being made at Zella Studio Edgbaston. However, due to changes in the band's circumstances the decision was made to put things on the back burner for a little while.
Dave and Jamie continued writing songs and performed as a duo, often joining other artists on tour such as Raymond Froggatt. Jamie also became friends with the legendary songwriter Clifford T. Ward and performed many shows and wrote songs with him,
Dave continued songwriting too and attained several awards for his songs. Despite their individual ventures, the duo continued to write and record songs together over a 30 year period.
In January 2018, the duo were asked to record some of their songs with top producer Gavin Monaghan.
Two of the songs were put on social media (spring 2018) and generated an amazing response - with BBC Introducing Shropshire making “Taxi Rank” record of the week in March 2018.
Their debut album “Oh My Days” was then released in the summer of 2018. With all tracks from the album being featured by BBC Introducing as well as many independent radio stallions across the UK.
To promote the album at live shows Dave & Jamie were joined by local Wolverhampton musicians Stuart Ward, Martin Ratcliffe and Keith Allen - all of whom have now become integral members of the group writing, recording and playing live.
The band went back into the studio in December 2018 to record new 5 track EP ‘Beautiful Day’ which was released April 2019.
They will be back in the Studio in December 2019 to record a new album to be released 2020.
"Drawing on classic Folk, Country, Trad Rock and Americana influences - Fans of beautiful songwriting will enjoy Kornastone'" - Gavin Monaghan (Magic Garden Studio)