Merely seventy-five square miles with a population of 168,000, the Channel Islands are an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies that lie adjacent to the French coast in the English Channel. The Islands are mainly famous for their aesthetic beauty, breeds of cattle, and for the export of fruit, flowers, tomatoes, and potatoes. The affluent yet humble Islands will soon enough be known for raising the talented Lloyd Yates, who hails from the more southern island of Jersey. Yates’ music is seasoned with experience that transcends the confines of a small island and his gravelly yet warm vocals and steady, melodic guitar strumming caught my ears just recently. A world traveller, life-long surfer, and a father, Yates might be one of the most interesting artists I have encountered.
– Roger (@ZanzibarRog)