A RYEDALE musician and his fellow band members have recorded their debut album at the Abbey Road Studios in London – where The Beatles famously produced their iconic album of the same name.

The former Fab Four cover band, One Iota, featuring drummer Phil Everard, who lives in Malton, collaborated with world-leading sound engineer, Chris Bolster, whose CV includes the Sir Paul McCartney, Oasis, and Radiohead, for their album ‘More Than You Take’.

Originally a three-piece named The Threetles, selling out shows across the region, One Iota’s popularity has helped them achieve new heights with this project.

Acoustic guitarist, James Brown, says it was “a dream come true” to record at Abbey Road, especially because of the band’s financial struggles.

Their Abbey Road experience was funded by fans who purchased the album in advance so they could afford to record their new material.

He added: “I certainly thought it was going to be hard but I was surprised and overwhelmed by how many people pre-ordered.”

Initially, the group intended to record a short EP with three songs but they actually wrote 14.

Andy Bowen, electric guitarist, said: “I definitely hit a purple patch in my creativity... possibly from not playing live during lockdown.”

The pandemic became a source of inspiration for the band, writing about the hard times but staying positive until better days came along.

They now say this is their most lyrically ambitious work yet.

“We’ve had the time to really take risks with the song writing – the songs are very catchy and easy on the ear,” says Adam.

“We agonised over the running order to make sure there is a ‘journey’.”

Unfortunately, One Iota aren’t completing a journey for a nationwide tour due to family commitments, but they will perform at the prestigious Joseph Rowntree Theatre on January 21 in a one-off show.

Their debut album, More Than You Take, will be released in the same month.