After playing a blistering set at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival in January alongside some impressive company, The Terraplanes have been appearing at some of the best clubs and festivals throughout 2023. Their electric live sound has seen a whole new league of fans and followers of the band. There are still some amazing venues to come!...check out the SHOWS page for all gig listings.
MEET THE BAND
EDUARDO ALLEN HARMONICA
THE STORY SO FAR....
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.
Tom Turner played his first gig with the band in 2015 and has been the permanent drummer ever since. 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.
The Midnight Train E.P hit #4 in the IBBA Blues Chart on it's release in May 2020
The third single THE RAMBLER saw the band start to produce their own music videos
In August 2020 the band were featured in BLUES IN BRITAIN magazine for the first time in a UK publication.
At the same time they were featured in the U.S publicaton of Rock Cellar Magazine.
The Terraplanes co-presented The Totally Blues Radio Show with Geoff Campbell in November 2020
In December 2020 the band appeared on the pages of BLUES MATTERS magazine on their Discover The Undiscovered section.
Jan 2021 the single Catfish became the fifth single in a row to be played on BBC Upload
London's longest running blues club, Gaz's Rockin' Blues, St Moritz welcomes the band for a sold out show, July 2021
The Terraplanes made their first appearance at a UK Blues Festival playing at Tangled Up In Blues, Somerset, Aug 2021
August 2021 the band head to Foel Studio, Wales to lay down the songs for their debut album
January 2022 The Terraplanes appear at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Butlins, Skegness
March 2022 the band's debut album Stepping Stones is released
Stepping Stones hits #5 in the IBBA blues radio chart April 2022
The album is selected as Pick Of The Month by the IBBA UK April 2022
The Terraplanes appear in the June edition of BLUES IN BRITAIN magazine with a three page interview
October the band play Emsworth Music Club
The album Stepping Stones ends up #14 across the whole of 2022 on the IBBA charts
Jan 2023 The Terraplanes steal the show at Skegness with a blistering, unforgettable performance
April 2023 The Terraplanes kick off their first full tour at the sold out York Blues Festival
2023 UK Blues Awards. The Terraplanes shortlisted as one the top 20 blues bands in the country
2023 UK Blues Awards. the band is named as a finalist in the Emerging Act Of The Year category
The rest is blues history.........