Welcome to Agent Starling, Lou Loudhailer and Quentin Budworth’s new musical collaborative adventure.
Agent Starling are purveyors of catchy hurdy gurdy tunes, new songs, hypnotic drones, live bass grooves & strings, all accessible sounds with an experimental edge.
Debut album European Howl now available from Bandcamp here: https://loudhaileruk.bandcamp.com/album/european-howl
Loudhailer Electric Company captain Lou has teamed up with Celtarabia chief Quentin who spent the year before lockdown touring Europe meeting with other top hurdy-gurdy players exchanging tunes, techniques and experiences.
Hurdy-gurdy by Quentin Budworth, other instruments and voices by Lou Loudhailer.
This is our first album preview track, Drive the Cold Winter Away also featuring Dexter Duffy-Howard on violin & cello. Immerse yourself in the snow scenes of Quentin’s captivating video to illustrate the tune from Playford’s Dancing Master.
Our composition, inspired by Greek tales of old …
Inspired by the glorious gurdy tune …
And for when you feel like dancing, our arrangement of the French folk tune Il N’est Plus Temps composed by Michel Pichon. The video photography is by Richard Duffy-Howard:
“This is wonderful. It has a feeling of antiquity and a feeling of something new. The music is a blast and the images are a constant wow.” Dan Kellaway (Luthier)
“Great video and what a wonderful, unusual sound.” Aine Kennedy
“Beautiful in every way. The music, the playing and the photography are all amazing.” Richard Harries
“Love this stuff soul-moving.” Kelvin Richmond
“This is wonderful. Love the fluid bass figures.” Landi Michaels