The Dunwell Brothers Band have finished recording their debut album with the Playing In Traffic label in America, and were due to return this weekend after spending a month in Texas.

But there was to be no rest for the band, as they were travelling straight to the Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire, where they were due to join big names such as James Blunt, Ray Davies, Status Quo, Imelda May, Cyndi Lauper and the recently reformed Faces.

The band will be playing the Cafe Nero stage, having completed a 40-gig tour of the UK late last year as Cafe Nero artist of the month.

The band were the stand-out performers of the Folk Alliance in Memphis in February, where they attracted the attention of a number of American labels.

They selected Playing In Traffic and have spent the last month in Willie Nelson’s studio in Austin, Texas, laying down their tracks.

A total of 15 songs have been recorded, with the label set to select 11 of them for the album.

The band comprises three former students at St Mary’s RC School, Menston, in Joseph Dunwell (lead vocals and guitar), his brother Dave Dunwell (vocals, guitar and keyboard) and Rob Clayton (bass guitar), as well as Rob’s cousin Jonny Lamb, from Yeadon, on drums and vocals and lead guitarist Dave Hanson, from Pudsey.

The band have a big following across the UK after constant gigging at venues from London to Glasgow.

They performed with Mumford and Sons at last September’s Triumph Live at Mallory Park and with Bob Dylan at last year’s Hop Farm Festival. They now expect to spend much of their time in America once the album is released.