The Apple Beggars


KENNY HERBERT & RAB HOWAT
wrote a 14 track album entitled ‘ANOTHER POSITIVE LINE‘. Under the concept name of THE APPLE BEGGARS, they have written a collection of melodic and heartfelt songs. Over the last few years Kenny and Rab have written and recorded albums, recording sometimes at their spriritual home of Abbey Road 2. To create their original songs they have pulled on all their lives┬áto come up with melodies and lyrics that reflect their own feelings of everyday life, and that of their great heroes ‘The Beatles’. After being invited a couple of times by Spencer Leigh to perform on BBC Radio Merseyside in Liverpool they recorded their albums ‘The last song in Abbey Road’, ‘Songs of our lives’ and ‘Famous Faces on a Bar Room Wall’. The ‘Famous Faces’ title coming from a pilgrimage that they make to Liverpool each year to play a ‘live session’ on the last Sunday in August at the world famous ‘WHITE STAR BAR’ in Mathew Street, Liverpool. David Paton produced their last 3 albums and along with David’s brilliant playing and production and a couple of his own compositions you have a set of excellent albums of original songs considered timeless and endearing to the listener, a listening must for anyones collection. Recorded over the years at various studios including ‘Abbey Road 2 these albums are a real listening pleasure. Their originality and quality of the honest writing, excellent performances and production create the finished article, which is a real reflection of how timeless pop songs should be. They were delighted to have been one of the 5 nominees for the Frankie Miller ‘Scottish Songwriter of the Year’ award at The SCOTTISH NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS 2011 in Glasgow. Unfortunately they did not win this time, but will be back in contention in the coming years.

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“Full of classic harmonies; catchy, extremely well-written classic pop songs; and a whole lot of heart,the works of Kenny Herbert and Rab Howat are golden examples of how to wear your influences on your sleeve and stillcome up with songs that are wholly original, breathtaking creations. Any of these releases are worthy of your purchase, but, really, you ought to get them all, don’t you think”?
Alan Haber Pure Pop/buhdge Alexandria, USA

For further information or Bookings for The Apple Beggars please email: kenny@kennyherbertmusic.co.uk