“Some days ago a package arrived from fair Norfolk with a cd of lovely songs and fine singing and playing.
...now I have listened to Threescore (‘Making Waves’) two times and I think its a lovely album with good choices of traditional songs and your own Norfolk Giant which is a great song indeed. I think that the version of Banks of the Nile is wonderful and with great arrangement in the backing playing.
Its also lovely to hear an album which is so lovely and back to basic(s) like an old Shirley Collins album. (And)To add a song from one of my songwriting heroes Tom Waits is good taste indeed...“ Kurt from Sweden
From Local Parish Magazine November 2019:
"Making Waves: Threescore Our local folk band, who support The Matlaske Fete every year. have a wonderful new CD available called Making /Waves. Those of you who have seen Threescore at the fete, will be well aware of their high standard of musicianship. with Angie Crawley providing beautiful vocals, engendering comparison with the likes of Sandy Denny and Jacqui McShee, together with guitar and Anglo concertina. Mike Crawley, on accomplished Appalachian Dulcimer, String Fiddle and vocals and Pete Rushmer on sterling Guitar, Bouzouki and vocals. Together they have composed and arranged another remarkable set of songs and tunes, augmented with traditional arrangements. This CD will appeal to lovers of folk music, covering themes of historical and local interest.
Eliza Adams, written by Pete, is a moving and evocative piece, drawing from the disaster off Wells in 1880 and he has dedicated this to the "...courageous and selfless volunteer lifeboat crews everywhere”. Other local themes are covered in an interesting story of The Norfolk Giant based on the true story of Robert Hales of East Somerton. The Norfolk Song written by Angie is wistful and beautiful, recalling walks in the Norfolk countryside. Historical themes are explored in Bethany (RMS Titanic), Serving Girls Holiday/Bobbing Around, Banks of The Nile, The Gallant Hussar and Crossing the Bar with words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. There are observations of events within living memory too. Going Down The Pit Shaft written by Angie, was written during the miners' strike in 1972, Morning Tide was penned by Tony Hall, friend to the band, after The Falklands War in 1982 and recently gifted to Threescore to perform. The Briar & The Rose was written by the legendary Tom Waits. The CD has more excellent tracks in Worcester City, Bold Reynard, Dancing at Whitsun and Brodie's Bonnie Belle. The musicianship and vocals throughout are marvellous and the songs tell interesting stories, with themes that are thought provoking and resonant for today. If you are looking for a Christmas present, or enjoy music, please do give this CD a try and support our local band, in the way that they support our Matlaske Fete. You won't be disappointed! Making Waves is available for just £10 from Pete Rushmer who lives in Matlaske: tel 01263 577795.
"Many thanks ... for coming to the cabaret last night and contributing such a great set which got the evening going on a really good note. Starting the show can be daunting and difficult for some and it is an important element as it sets the tone for the evening. You carried it off delightfully."
Roger Young, Flitcham Cabaret Night, (April 2018)
"We jigged along to some very fine music played by local band 'Threescore'...." Itteringham Shop News, (Christmas event 2017)
"Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our party. You made the afternoon special" From everyone at Itteringham Shop, (Oct 2017)
" ...... a HUGE thank you for bringing the team to the fete and playing so beautifully. Everyone loves it and it adds so much to the day, Thank you.
" It was lovely to see everyone enjoying your music."
"I enjoyed Threescore at the fete ". "Absolutely beautiful". (Matlaske Fete 2016)