Filta is a keyboard led band that is changing the way in which dance music and pop reach live audiences.
Filta was formed by keyboard player Huw Weston in 2015.
We are very excited to announce that Dan Rossiter is now joining us as our new drummer, alongside Huw on keyboards, Callum Meenan Fry on bass guitar culminating with the amazing vocals of Joe Taylor.
Filta have evolved over the past few years from bringing those dance music covers to really exploring their own sound and are now in a place where their creativity is flying. With the launch of their debut album in September 2018 “Running from the Truth”, this has seen huge crowds at regional festivals singing along to their own songs. “I found Someone” seems to be the current big favourite in getting the crowds to jump, sing and interact with the band. This song has allowed Filta to become part of their audience and vice versa. This feeling has ignited the band to further push boundaries and bring this fusion of piano led tunes with the strong raw vocals of Joe to really start to write the music they have always wanted to write.
Of course Filta will always add some of those favourite covers that the band has built their reputation on into the set but now is the time for Filta to drive forward their contemporary evolution and their singer/song writing ability. Filta are very excited to be writing a new album that pushes boundaries and really pushes forward that piano led sound. Kicking off this month sees the release of the brand new single, “Drunk on you” from the forth coming album. This album encompasses everything that makes Filta a fascinating prospect, angular, sharp and ambitious with piano led melodies coupled with observational, questioning and socially engaging lyrics. Lyrics that find beauty in the everyday and ultimately translate deeply personal experiences into something universal. Huw from the band recently stated “This is a new sound that we’ve been searching for since our coming together and really showcases what Joe can do vocally but also the tunes we are producing allow us as a band to really believe in what we are doing as every beat, note etc is part of us. It is an exciting time and a time that audiences will see the real us. We want our audiences to have a great time at our gigs and that is why we do what we do and why delivering our sound live is of the utmost importance to us. “
We are so looking forward to playing new venues, sold out venues and ultimately a summer run of summer festivals including Watchet festival, Dorset Volksfest along with a number of well known festivals soon to be announced.
Look out for a special Valentines single release from us, one of the most beautiful melodic and heartfelt songs the band have produced.
Please see below the tour dates so far for 2019:
Feb 2- Elliot’s Touch Ball, Somerset CC
Feb 9- Bar 27, Bridgwater
Feb 16-The Spinning Wheel, Paignton
Feb 23-The Palladium Bideford
March 1-Bierkeller Exeter
March 2-Anthony Nolan Ball, Somerset CC
March 8-South West YF Party
March 16- Get Home Safe, Taunton RFC
March 23-Bierkeller, Taunton
March 30- Filta and friends at Wellington RFC
April 5- Chicago Rocks, Yeovil
April 13-The York, Torquay
April 26-The Grapevine, Exmouth
May 25- Flashback Festival
June 1st-Party at the Port
June 15- Festival TBA
June 22- Festival TBA
June 29- Festival TBA
July 6-Festival TBA
July 12- Dorset Volksfest
July 13-Festival TBA. 5.30pm
July 27-Festival TBA
August 23- WATCHET FESTIVAL
August 24- Cornwall VW Festival
August 25-Festival TBA
August 31-Festival TBA
September 14-Festival TBA
A new year …. A new sound …… A new us.
A FEW SELECT TUNES
Newt Festival (Headline) Welliestock Festival (Headline) Blackdown Festival (Headline) Sheppyfest
Dorset Volksfest (Headline) Cornwall VW Jamboree Festival (Headline) Watchet Festival Godney Gathering Flashback Festival
Curry Rivel Live(Headline) Release of Debut Album “Running From The Truth” Music played on a number of radio stations.