Hailing from the sleepy village of St Germans in South East Cornwall, Wurlitza formed in 2006 after a friend suggested putting live soundtracks to silent films might make a fun hobby.
Initially with just Piccadilly and Sunrise in their repertoire, the band performed around Devon and Cornwall for several years before adding Diary Of A Lost Girl to their list in 2014 and A Cottage on Dartmoor in 2016.
As word spread so did Wurlitza's reach across the country, with performances taking them to Blackpool, Cumbria, Herefordshire and the holy grail of Glastonbury Festival.
After the pandemic-imposed break, 2022 brought Wurlitza back to live performance , which they are excited to coninute into 2023 and beyond.
Each film soundtrack is an absolute labour of love, with feature-lengths taking on average about 2 years to compile. Once planned out and relatively familiar, the band start performing and ironing out what truly works and what doesn't.
The band are often asked how on earth they come up with their soundtracks, and the answer simply is a diverse interest in music and a lot of trial and error. The band usually sit and watch a new film together, making notes and suggesting songs and music, before heading into the practice room and trying it all out.
Claire Abbott: Drums and Vocals
Lil Lanyon: Guitar and Vocals
Kath Revell: Guitars and Vocals
Dave Stroud: Bass Guitar and Vocals
Lizzy Stroud: Piano, Clarinet and Vocals
Ray Clarke: Soundman Extraordinaire
And it all fits in one van!