Headed up by singer/songwriters Dave Lawrence & James Davey.
"Drawing on classic Folk, Country, Trad Rock and Americana influences - Fans of beautiful songwriting will enjoy Kornastone'" - Gavin Monaghan (Magic Garden Studio)
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.
Gavin and Joe from Magic Garden Studios were very enthusiastic about the songs and worked with Dave and Jamie to make some fantastic recordings of the latest tunes.
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. Since then all tracks from the new album”Oh My Days” have had continual monthly plays across a range of UK radio stations including monthly plays on both BBC Introducing Shropshire and WM.
With the success of the album in 2018 a new EP is being recorded for release in spring 2019.
Kornastone are: Dave Lawrence - James Davey - Martin Ratcliffe - Stuart Ward - Keith Allen - Jadie Carey - Alfie Nemo