Nick Scrase - Guitar/Vocals
Eduardo Allen - Harmonica
Tom Turner - Drums
Andy Wood - Bass
Hailing from Bristol UK, The Terraplanes Blues Band have established themselves as a force on the UK blues scene. Following their first show in London (Gaz Mayall's Rockin' Blues Club, Soho) and appearance at The Radford Mill Rhythm & Blues Festival alongside The Milk Men and Kyla Brox, the band headed to Foel studio, Wales this summer to record their first full album. 12 original tracks full of swagger and style, reminiscent of the British R'n'B boom of the 1960's. This band have a sound that's unmatched in the current era of blues music..a sound that has seen their popularity grow massively in the last 18 months.
Formed in 2013 as a duo, Nick Scrase and Eduardo Allen shared a love of authentic delta blues when they met during an open mic night in Bristol. The pair took their name from the first record ever released by legendary bluesman and huge influence of both..Robert Johnson. Luckily for them, Bristol has a great amount of venues for all genres and they quickly started making appearances at small pubs and acoustic showcases. In 2014 Nick and Ed had residency at Under The Stars, a harbourside boat/bar, played the Oxjam Festival and the famous MOLES club in Bath. Around the end of 2014, the songs that Scrase was writing were more suited to a four piece so they started to look for musicians to form the band.
Jiri Holec, a Czech double bass player joined the band in 2014, joined by Mark Liam on the drums. The local music circuit is where they cut their teeth. The first songs written by The Terraplanes were The Rambler and Voodoo Blues. These two tracks became the staple Terraplanes sound and would go on to be part of the Midnight Train E.P released May 2020. A very early recording of another (unreleased track) "TELL ME" is available here to listen to.
The next two years would see Jiri and Mark depart from the band. Tom Turner (drums) joined in 2015 and Andy Wood (bass) in 2016.
More original songs were coming regularly into the live sets with Midnight Train, Catfish, Ain't Had No Lovin' and Get Along helping to build the sound and make the band believe there could be more to come.
The ambition of the band then was to record..an E.P maybe. In 2019 The Terraplanes applied and were accepted onto an artist development programme. Under the wing of MAS Records, a scheme with patrons like Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, the band gained mentorship and guidance in helping them achieve their goal of getting their music out into the world.
At the end of 2019, Andy Wood unexpectedly left the band and was replaced by Mark Clark on the bass. In February 2020, The Terraplanes recorded their debut release at Factory Studios, Bristol. A five song E.P titled Midnight Train. The E.P was sent to radio stations in the hope it might get some airplay. On it's release of 9th May it hit the top 5 spot on The Independent Blues Broadcasters Association Chart and stayed in the top 5 for two months.
The record continued to be played throughout the year and was #10 for the whole of 2020 for independent uk blues radio plays. All five singles were also played by Adam Crowther on BBC Upload.
Midnight Train has been played on radio shows across four continents and still gets regular airplay.
Andy Wood rejoined the band permanently in September 2021 as the band put the final touches to their eagerly awaited debut album. The band are working again with Richard Parsons to produce the new album.
The Terraplanes debut E.P Midnight Train enters the IBBA Blues Chart at #5 May 2020
Midnight Train rises to #4 June 2020
Nick and Eduardo did a Q&A on a podcast for Bristol Made Music.
The Simon Campbell Incident, June 2020
Nick Scrase was interviewed by Claire Cavanagh on BBC Radio Bristol June 2020
The Terraplanes were featured in Reckless Tram Magazine June 2020
(Pages 33, 34, 35)
The band were featured in Blues In Britain Magazine August 2020
The Terraplanes were reviewed for Under The Spotlight Music Promotion 2020
The band were featured in Rock Cellar Magazine (USA) august 2020
The band filmed and produced a mini documentary "Devilment In Mind" about the making of their
first music video The Rambler
The Terraplanes were featured in the Blue Bloods section of
Blues Matters Magazine December 2020
The Terraplanes music has been played on radio shows across the UK, in North & South America, Europe and Australia
The whole band co-presented The Totally Blues Show on Sterling City Radio
with Geoff Campbell
The Independent Blues Broadcasters Association chart for 2020 sees The Terraplanes at #10
for radio plays across the whole year
The band collaberated with Californian film maker Sheldon Snow for their video of Voodoo Blues (2021)
Nick Scrase was interviewed by Colin Campbell for
Blues Matters Magazine May 2021
The Terraplanes first London show was featured on the website for
Top Talent Promotions July 2021
Nick Scrase recorded a podcast with Andrew Durning for The Mental Ginger Show
talking about his story and the upcoming release.
The Terraplanes are set to appear at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival,
Butlins, Skegness alongside some of the worlds best blues acts. January 2022
"The Terraplanes have a raw, authentic tone carefully built into their DNA.
A heady mix of driven & laid back blues..what's not to like?"
- SHAUN FREKE, BLUES IN BRITAIN MAGAZINE
BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM