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

mega

Mega is one of the strongest voices to surface from the contemporary soul scene in London. Making an instant impact with her debut single ‘Chariot’– which has already amassed nearly 6 million combined streams– she’s been quick to cement her status as a star. She’s gained the early support of influential online platforms Mahogany, NME, Wonderland Magazine, The Clash … 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

ANAÏS MITCHELL

ANAÏS MITCHELL is a Vermont-based singer-songwriter, and the Tony and Grammy award-winning creator of the Broadway musical Hadestown for which she wrote the book, music and lyrics. She was named to TIME’s prestigious TIME100 list in 2020, and her first book, Working on a Song – The Lyrics of Hadestown was published by Penguin/Plume 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

faustus

‘So stunning live’ says Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music), Faustus are known for captivating audiences with their sheer room-shaking power, vocal precision and instrumental mastery. Put simply, this band has complete command on stage and in the studio. Their live act is recognised worldwide as well as in the UK and Europe; early 2020 saw … Read More

Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Glasgow based, Orkney born musician. He has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts, including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and … Read More

The people versus

Formed in 2019, THE PEOPLE VERSUS borrow from a variety of genres and traditions. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice Edwards. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, with many inspired by Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare. With a … 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