The Amateurs are a 6 piece band from Edinburgh. They are in the indie folk niche, a bit of a cross between Fairport Convention and the Handsome Family. Main man is Seth Chanas who has been playing in bands longer than he cares to remember. Their album Hongu Kongu has just been released on Letterbox Records. To celebrate you can now download both tracks from their Things You Only Know If You Don't Drive b/w Cool By Me single for free.
Seth Chanas: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, hawaiian guitar, ukulele, violin, trumpet
Damian Malone: drums
Ina Hanisch: bass guitar, violin, acoustic guitar, recorder
Sarah Weatherston: vocals, acoustic guitar, xylophone
Simon Chanas: electric guitar