Rob Deering

 ‘Rob Deering – a musical comedian who can very much fill a tent with lols – returns to Towersey Festival. Luckily his one-man band was able to continue rehearsing and performing throughout lockdown – because, of course, it’s just him. ‘As sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army knife’ – The Independent

The Longest Johns

The Longest Johns, the trailblazing band at the forefront of the recent transatlantic resurgence of sea shanties – being the instigators of the TikTok phenomenon and chart hit, Wellerman “From the very moment we met The Longest Johns they have brought pure joy and happiness to the label with their music, and all-round creativity. To … Read More

Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch

THE “ Titan of Twang “ and the “ Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new folk/acoustic duo . GEOFF LAKEMAN, patriarch of a folk dynasty – as dad of Seth,Sean and Sam and father-in-law of Cara Dillon and Kathryn Roberts – teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his … Read More

Solstice

‘ What a delight it is to welcome old friends Solstice back to the forefront of progressive music’ – PROG After 40 years, 2020 feels like we’re just starting out. It really does. Our 6th studio album, Sia, is out soon on GEP, recorded with our incredible new vocalist, Jess Holland. Although recorded remotely, Sia … Read More

Ferocious Dog

They’ve been hailed as “a representation of our gut feeling, savage and merciless” and at the same time, called “folk in the grand tradition of it being the peoples sound.” Ferocious Dog, however are all those things. More than a band, they are a family. “To listen to the Ferocious Dog as it snarls and … Read More

Urban folk theory

A quick introduction to The Urban Folk Theory… Created in 2011, They have since been emerging into the folk world creating Ceilidhs and Concerts where fantastic folk musicianship meets technology, sweeping you into the next generation of full-tilt, late night Concert or Ceilidh extravaganzas. All with a dance band that’s put some serious work in … Read More

banter

Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass, vocals and dance calling. Three fine musicians who’s roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits. Formed in 2015, due to a happy accident, they immediately realised their common love for English traditional song and dance and began to … Read More

painted sky

Painted Sky have only recently emerged onto the UK folk scene, but they have already made a lasting impression with their progressive acoustic sound. Original material thoughtfully balances the duo’s roots in traditional English music. They seamlessly blend tunes from further afield too, from the complex rhythms of Eastern Europe to the fiddle stomping tunes … Read More

Awkward Family Portraits

Covering a jump jive leap that spans rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, classic country and western swing to manouche gypsy jazz and cool ‘50s lounge lizard grooviness, reviewers have picked up on the obvious points of reference such as Carl Perkins or Louis Jordan. But with influences proudly up front and enthusiastically celebrated, Awkward Family Portraits … Read More

Flowers and Frolics

This UK outfit specialized in English country dance music and music hall songs. Flowers And Frolics formed in 1974, but at the time they had no official name so were credited as the Graeme Smith Band, for a gig announced in Melody Maker. Their moniker was taken from the name of original member Graeme Smith … Read More