Track of the Week: The Mighty Oaks – Just One Day

Mighty OaksPhoto: Bella Lieberberg

Three young men, from three countries, combining three part harmonies, resulting in one unique sound. This Berlin based indie-folk band comprised of Ian Hooper (US), Claudio Donzelli (Italy), and Craig Saunders (UK) writes honest, authentic and emotionally driven songs. Acoustic guitars and mandolins form the centre of their sound, layers of electric guitars create space and depth, rounded off through solid bass lines and the heartbeat of a simple drum. The music sets the perfect scene for the lyrics, which often draw their inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, the birthplace of Hooper. Set amidst these wonderful landscapes come tales of love, loss and the beauty of all that surrounds.

In 2010 the band released a self-produced self-titled EP, recorded in Donzelli’s apartment, which has since gone on to earn them over 60,000 fans and 370,000 plays on SoundCloud. In the middle of 2012 they shifted their focus fully to the band, and spent the summer recording their first studio production. In a short space of time they’ve gathered support from both fans and industry people alike.


They’ve shared the stage with Dry The River, First Aid Kid, toured with Shout Out Louds in Europe, hit the road with Chvrches as part of the INTRODUCING! Tour in Germany, and opened for Kings of Leon at the Waldbühne in Berlin. Their debut studio EP “Just One Day” was released on July 5th.

One thought on “Track of the Week: The Mighty Oaks – Just One Day

  1. brew1b August 31, 2013 / 11:14 am

    The one thing I really liked about this track and video is how happy they seem. Full of joy and enjoying life. Of course, with a Pacific Northwest tie in, that helps me to relate. Nice.

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