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Arbelos is a four-piece band who play original songs and music.
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Arbelos are not easy to pigeon-hole: are they folk, folk-rock, prog rock, Space-folk, modern folk? Who knows. Their live sound features voices and harmonies, acoustic guitar, lead and rhythm guitar, bass, piano and keyboards and assorted percussion.

Their songs are often story-based, taking the listener on a voyage of exploration. Take a listen to Sunjammer, based on a story by Arthur C Clarke. Pause and reflect on Farewell to Tranquility, about leaving the Moon at the end of the Apollo space missions. Their second album, Songs of Apollo's Children was released to mark 40 years since the first Apollo landings. Currently, the band are working on new songs with a touch of the celtic woven in.

They have been likened to and influenced by bands such as Belle and Sebastian, the Incredible String Band, the Strawbs, for example. The band are not afraid to plunder the wealth of ideas from their prog-rock influences such as Yes and King Crimson as well as the traditional music of England and Scotland.

Their organic live sound, now with added piano and percussion, is evolving all the time.

Book the band for your festival, folk club, conference or event -- contact Mark or Noel. Arbelos is also available for House Concerts.

Arbelos, Edinburgh/dumfries

music type
folk, prog-folk, modern folk - Live originals band (4 members)
available for
Events, Festival, Corporate,
Edinburgh/dumfries, Lothian, EH14
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