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24th September: 2Steps 4Words / Jess Orestano / Nick Corney and The Buzz Rats

Jess Orestano
Originally from Northamptonshire, Jess Orestano now lives in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk.  This picturesque setting is the theme for many of her self-penned songs, as well as personal experiences, fictional stories and caricatures of things or people.  Drawing inspiration from a range of artists and genres, such as Eva Cassidy, Laura Marling, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Chvrches and the 1975, Jess has way of telling stories through song that will leave you wanting more.  Jess also has a repertoire of over 50 covers, ranging from Van Morrison, Michael Jackson and Jon Denver to Jamie T, Muse, Kings of Leon and Justin Timberlake, in the hope of playing something that will please 
everyone and also to explore her vocal abilities and guitar technique.  With such versatility, Jess enjoys playing at gigs of all kinds for 
people of all ages and backgrounds.

2Steps 4Words
2Steps 4Words are an acoustic music collective from the edge of the Fens in the East of England (Warboys, Ramsey and Sawtry). The music (according to those in the know) comes under the Alternative Folk/Acoustic indie bracket- double bass, 12 and 6 string acoustic, vocal harmonies, light percussion and the odd other instrument thrown in and is delivered with a sense of humour. Currently consisting of three main
members Richard, Rob and Stephen. Additional and occasional members include Shaun on vocals, 6 string and harmonica with Edlynn providing female vocals on some recorded songs.

The band have just released their first album which will be available via the band web site around the end of September in both CD and digital download format. A fair amount of tea was consumed during the recording process and all the instruments are still intact. A donation from the sale of each album is being made to the East of England Apples and Orchard Project.
We think the music itself tells the rest of the story…….

Main 2Steps 4Words band web site:

2Steps 4Words playing the Song Count to 10, Live Glasshouse acoustic sessions 2016:

2Steps 4Words YouTube Channel:

2Steps 4Words Facebook page:
Nick Corney and The Buzz Rats
'Nick Corney & The Buzz Rats, a cracking new band from Peterborough, who are making a serious impression at venues on their home turf.  As well as getting considerable airplay and rave reviews on local radio they are now moving further afield to conquer territories new. With intelligent, catchy, hook-laden songs that span the emotional spectrum, plus Nick's fantastic voice and some great playing, this is a band that will surely go far. Well worth checking out.'
Kevin Buxton - Kontra Roots

'Nick originally performed as a solo act and released his debut EP, “Signs of Life”, but for his second EP he formed his 4 piece outfit. I’ve been fortunate enough to listen to the new band EP 'The Perfect Landing', and it is absolutely wonderful !
If you’re interested in seeing Nick Corney and The Buzz Rats for yourself – I reckon you’ll love ’em!"
Fi Stimpson - musicvstheworld​