A Minute in the Sun: “Busy, fractious compositions with sixties tinges... a good old fashioned wigout” - The Musician Magazine. 

Listen to The Blue Yellows on Spotify HERE and on Apple Music/iTunes HERE

Live Dates:

 Alsager Music Festival, Bar 6, August 22nd at 2pm

Nantwich - Applestump Records, September 11th, 4pm

Middlewich - The King’s Lock Marquee, September 25th, doors 7pm

Words and Music Festival Songwriter Sessions, October 11th, 7.30pm - Jonathan Tarplee with special guests Sam Lyon, Dayve Dean & Tiki Black
Red Cow, Nantwich 

The New EP ‘A Minute in the Sun’ is out everywhere now!

 “This will get in your head” – BBC Introducing.

“Vaudevillian garage-rock” – Here Comes the Flood.

“Joyous” – The Musician Magazine.

“A pronounced but un-histrionic soulfulness… commendably uninterested in fashion.. songs are passionate, humorous, communal sounding expressions, engaging”- Oliver Arditi.

 The Blue Yellows are an original alternative rock band of both intensity and tenderness with influences ranging from folk to grunge. They have performed many a venue and festival including the Words and Music Festival, The Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival, Nantwich Jazz Festival and many more.

New release ‘A Minute in the Sun’ finely produced by Manu Arteaga is a richly felt and executed EP considered by the band to be by far their best recorded work yet, described by The Musician Magazine as having “busy, fractious compositions with sixties tinges” and being a “good old fashioned wigout”, the fact that it was recorded one-by-one when Covid lockdown conditions allowed does not seem to have diminished it’s tenderness or richness of spirit.

This followed Kitchen Sessions which focused on live and session tracks recorded in a variety of locations often rehearsed and even mixed on one occasion in Keyboardist Em's kitchen, this being the follow up to their debut EP All These Things Right Now described by Here Comes the Flood as 'quirky rock from the UK with powerful voice and good-time backing vocals' and Radicals Rising as being 'stamped with affection and originality'.

Compared by others to... Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Dandy Warhols, The The, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Low, John Martyn.

Toast the Night.


Jonathan Tarplee-Guitar/Vocals

Emma Alcock- Keyboards/Accordion/Backing vocals

Simon Taylor- Bass

Dave Coomer - Drums/Backing vocals

Former band member; Hayley Worsdale- Drums/Backing vocals

Interestin' facts;

Jonathan lives on a boat, was a zoo-keeper at one time & also met the Dalai Lama unexpectedly.

Emma ran away to join the circus for a few years (no, really).

Simon's house is like a lab, he is working on perpetual motion & alchemy among other things.

Dave is officially described as a 'Ranger, author, druid & Rock God'.

Hayley ran a butterfly hospital as a child, and brought many of the critters "back to life".

L-R Em, Simon, Jonathan, Dave.

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