Ottery band are Sidmouth FolkWeek hit

PUBLISHED: 12:49 15 August 2009 | UPDATED: 09:57 18 June 2010

AN Ottery band drew in bumper crowds during Sidmouth FolkWeek, boosting sales of their first album.

AN Ottery band drew in bumper crowds during Sidmouth FolkWeek, boosting sales of their first album.

OchreLane attracted nearly 500 revellers to packed sea-front venue Dukes last Thursday, selling 60 copies of debut CD Scribbled Pavements in just two hours.

The Ottery-based band, led by singer Jai Darke, her guitar-playing Sidbury boyfriend and fellow vocalist Dan Prettejohn, drummer sibling Pete Darke and bass-player Ian Pring, have since notched up a string of rave-reviews on social networking site Facebook. Fans labelled their acoustic, folk rock exploits as "awesome".

Bassist Ian, 21, of Coleridge Road, said: "It was one of the best gigs I have ever played and epitomised FolkWeek. The crowd responded really well to us, they were singing along and even dancing on the tables."

Music-lovers can preview OcreLane's album at www.myspace.com/ochrelanemusic or visit www.OchreLane.com to buy it.


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