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Jeremy Allingham

Jeremy Allingham
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Vancouver folkster Jeremy Allingham and frontman of alt-rock outfit Like A Martyr
and the rootsy Factories & Alleyways, is set to release his debut solo album
“THAT ONE SONG”. 

That One Song's title alludes to the fact that a couple of the songs borrow lyrics from
a John Denver song that Allingham was introduced to as a child by his father.
“I figure passing music along like that through a family is actually the true definition
of folk music”, says Allingham.
 
“In Your Eyes” is about the stress and anxiety that came with the decision to bring a
baby into the world (we did and it was a great choice!).
 
“The Zamboni Man” is about a former junior hockey great from a small Canadian town
who missed an open net in the championship game. Now, he gets drunk every day
and remembers missing that open net as he cleans the ice surface. “…I was king of
this old, forgotten town / I skated faster and was tougher pound-for-pound / on that
night their hearts were broken, frozen moment in time / I can’t forget…”
        
“On The Radio” is about a young kid who lives in a tiny village along the #3 Crow's
Nest highway in B.C. and listens to the CBC for company because he's lonely and
dreams of being a news reader.  “…and who needs real friends with you’ve got Stuart  
McLean / In my dreams I’m far away from here and when / I read the news to them,
the lonely get a friend…”
 
“My Old Man” is about watching my dad grow older and realizing that I am slowly
becoming more and more like him. 
THAT ONE SONG Track Listing:
          1. In Your Eyes 03:41
          2. The Zamboni Man 03:35
          3. On The Radio 06:11
          4. My Old Man 06:02
          5. Through the Darkness 04:38

More Artist Info, Song Downloads & Song Lyrics: 

http://jeremyallingham.bandcamp.com/

Album Credits
Songs written by Jeremy Allingham (SOCAN / ASCAP)
Produced by Jeremy Allingham and Jesse Gander (Japandroids, Pack AD, White Lung)
Mixed & engineered by Jesse Gander at Hive Creative Labs and Raincity Recorders.
Mastered by Stuart McKillop at Raincity Recorders
Copyright 2014 Jeremy Allingham - Fantasy Ranch Records

 
What Folks Are Saying About “THAT ONE SONG”:

“The songs mix Springsteen-esque rock with stripped-down folk balladry, while the lyrics address topics like having a child, listening to the CBC while growing up in a small town and the lost dreams of a former junior hockey hotshot.” -Exclaim! Magazine

 “This folk-rockin’ EP brings us five new tunes from Allingham, a Vancouver singer-songwriter with a knack for lightly Celtic-flavoured sing-alongs. The singer comes up with catchy melodies, but his strength is in the intimate stuff, like “My Old Man”, which helps explain That One Song as the kind of bedside closeness that keeps a family together.” – Georgia Straight

“Quintessential Canadian classic folk: songs about hockey, listening to the CBC, and small town life. The music is a mix of modern folk elements (Justin Rutledge, Royal Wood), but with strong roots in Springsteen inspiration. If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned folk record that pulls out all the regular stops, look no further!" - VancouverMusicReview.com 

 

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