It started with a young man with a wise old head, who seemed possessed by the spirits of the great country singers of the past, writing and singing to ease the heartache.
Now The Most Ugly Child are a 6-piece country powerhouse, with rabble rousing fiddle breaks and pedal steel swells to make you weep. They can have you dancing on the tables or break your heart with a song.
Centered around the songwriting partnership of Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh goodison, who have been likened to some of the legendary country duos of yesteryear, the band is made up of some of the finest musicians in the Midlands. Current line up includes Matt Cutler and Max Johnson (The Broomhill String Band), the tightest rhythm section in town, Nicole J Terry (The Rip-Roaring Success) on fiddle and ‘Big’ Jim Widdop (The Sadies, Los Pacaminos, Cold Light Of Day, Buck Shot Soup) on pedal steel and dobro.
Their original material blends seamlessly with old country classics. With influences ranging from Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt and George Jones to Tom Waits and Led Zeppelin the band have a sound all of their own.
As comfortable on a festival stage as in the smallest of real ale taverns the bands live shows have captivated audiences across the UK and received kind praise from the likes of Ian Siegal, Mark Radcliffe and Chas Hodges.