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The Miserable Rich


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Brighton, United Kingdom (2007 – present)

The Miserable Rich are a Brighton, UK, quintet, formed in 2007 and comprised of: Will Calderbank (cello), James de Malplaquet (vocals), Mike Siddell (violin), Ricky Pritchard (acoustic guitar, piano) and Rhys Lovell (double bass). Their latest album is “Miss You In The Days” (Oct 2011, Humble Soul).

“deserves to eat your soul on the long, burning road to Hell” - Mark Beaumont, BBC Music.
“with this third album they’ve produced something of a masterpiece” - The Word.

Tinkering with a winning formula can be a dangerous tactic, but after two critically lauded albums and three years of touring, The Miserable Rich decided that their third album warranted a different approach. So they holed themselves up in a stately home in Norfolk to write and record, bringing in a recording engineer and a drummer. Blickling Hall, the haunted ancestral home of the Boleyn family, provided the setting, and they spent a dark, bitter month isolated from the outside world, putting together the new tracks.

Miss You In The Days adds drums, electric guitar and piano to the band’s more recognizable core of violin, cello and double bass, achieving the desired heavier, more rhythmic sound (yes, now you can dance to The Miserable Rich!), and lyrically the songs play with themes of sex, death and possession.

The resultant album was unveiled at Halloween 2011 to immediate critical acclaim at home, in Europe and across the internet, making several critics’ top tens of the year.


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