The Southern Companion will be releasing their new album “Shine A Little Light” on 25th January 2019 on their own label, Eleven33 Records. Pre order will be available from 21st November 2018 and when purchased digitally you will receive “Songbird” as an instant gratification download.
The band will be supporting the release with their first UK headline tour during February and March 2019. Dates to be announced shortly.
Fronted by singer/songwriter and guitarist Darren Hodson, The Southern Companion are made up of some of the UK’s finest session musicians , some of whom first met in the music room at school. Their CV’s include industry big hitters Tom Jones, Take That, Mel C, Lulu, Rumer, James Morrison, Pete Townsend, Dire Straits, Amy MacDonald, the list goes on and on.
After recording an “Under The Apple Tree” session for Bob Harris in 2016, an appearance at the C2C festival in London soon followed and a string of UK festivals that summer brought The Southern Companion firmly into the hearts of Country & Americana fans.
2 years of UK, European and USA tour dates came next supporting songstress Rumer and 60’s legend Lulu.
Multiple British CMA Awards, Live shows for The AMA-UK, National air play on BBC Radio 2 from Bob Harris, as well as a featured song in the upcoming smash hit movie “Wild Rose” feat. Jessie Buckley & Julie Walters, 2019 looks set to be a big year for the band.
“Americana blend that delivers a lot of impressive moments” – Maverick Magazine
“Wonderful band, I really enjoyed their set, We all love that song here” – Bob Harris – BBCR2
“A Mid-Atlantic Sonic Whirlpool where the US & UK currents meet” – AmericanaUK
“In a different place and time Darren’s voice would have made him a 90’s “modern rock” god and that’s a wonderful thing as far as I’m concerned” – Baylen Leonard / Bluegrass Situation