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Folk Bands and Artists

Astrakan

Astrakan

Brittany

Astrakan are French duo Simone Alves and Yann Gourvil. Their music combines the Breton Celtic folk tradition with strong Arabic and Middle Eastern influences. Based prediminately around folk texts (so…

 

Astrakan Project

Astrakan Project

Plougras, Brittany, France

Astrakan Project are a world music band who juggle Breton ballroom dance, 1930s rhythmic march song, ancient laments, songs of tragic romance, Kurdish improvisational stylings, mystic voice play and m…

 

Asya Satti

Asya Satti

Having spent her formative years travelling between Sweden, Egypt and London, Asya´s musical style flows seamlessly between blues and soul with a contemporary twist influenced by her African and Middl…

 

Athea

Paul Bradley (Organelles, Bradley Bros, Three Cane Whale) and his new duo with excellent drummer/percussionist Emma Holbrook. This is improvised music of beauty, invention and virtuosity.

 

Atlantic Soul Orchestra

Atlantic Soul Orchestra

Soul band playing the best of Stax and Atlantic Soul.

 

Atlum Schema

Leamington Spa

Atlum Schema is the music-moniker of Midlands-based artist, Andy Mort. His music is seasoned with a rawness and vulnerability combined with lyrics that bear his soul and dance with the fragile and hau…

 

Atongo Zimba

Atongo Zimba was born in Ghana in 1967. His grandfather taught him how to build and play his koliko, a two-stringed calabash lute, and the first songs he learned were rooted firmly in tradition. He wa…

 

Aubin Vanns Trio

Half a half-dozen jazz musicians playing original music. AVT blends dynamic melodicism with vibrant sensitivity to create beautiful and engaging music. Guitar – Aubin Vanns Bass – Simon Read Drums …

 

August & After

August & After

London

Vedantha Kumar and co-vocalist, Ned Mortimer, became close friends at university, bonding over a mutual preference for songwriting over essay writing. They forged an immediate musical chemistry, playi…

 

Augustana

Augustana

After spending 12 years as the creative force behind American roots rock band Augustana, singer/songwriter/ guitarist Dan Layus will emerge with his debut solo album, Dangerous Things (due October …

 

Auld Hat, New Heids

Auld Hat, New Heids

Four of Scotland’s most famous musicians have teamed up to produce a show of Scottish songs now seldom heard but once the basis of the folk revival in the 1960’s and 70’s. At that time folk music was …

 

Aurelien Bouly

Aurélien Bouly: world-renowned gypsy guitarist (& cousin of Django Rheinhardt).

 

Automatic Sam

Automatic Sam

  Who is Automatic Sam? Honestly, we’ve got no clue. But when you listen to Captain Beefheart singing about this man in his song Tarotplane, it sounds like Sam’s a pretty cool dude with a great sense…

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Autumnmusic

Autumnmusic

Music, writing, music writing

 

Avanti Hydromania

Described as an "outdoor spectacular of giant water features. A multi textured display combining the lyrical qualities of water with light and pyrotechnics" , this is a highly entertaining performance…

 

Avellana

Avellana

A four piece jazz band from Bristol lead by Sax player Simon Greening. Simon Greening - Saxophones John Lambert - Piano Adrian Smith - Double Bass Greg White - Drums

 

Avisya Rhythm

Avisya Rhythm

AVISYA RHYTHM is a collaborative project that has grown out of exploring exciting ways of using rhythm in writing and playing music. Their influences span across the world including old and new jazz a…

 

Awalé

Awalé

London

Formed in London in 2009, Awalé is a reflection of London’s multiculturalism.They take influences come from Afrobeat, Balkan music, North African Amazigh music, Congolese Rhumba, Ethio Funk, Jazz and …

 

Awkward Family Portraits

Glasgow

With a roguish charm, Awkward Family Portraits have been bringing contemporary folk and Americana to the streets of Glasgow since 2016.

 

Ayo Awosika

Ayo Awosika

New York

Often described as a “songstress“, Ayo Awosika is much more than just a woman who sings and writes songs. With diverse training that spans from the classical to the jazz realm, she has happily lived …

 

B-Sydes

B-SYDES (AKA Ben Sydes) became a solo singer-songwriter after becoming disillusioned with the unpredictability of playing in band after band. He decided to strike out on his own in 2009 and is yet to…

 

B. Moody & The Sky Pilots

B. Moody & The Sky Pilots

B. Moody and the Sky Pilots delve deep into the pockets of American religious music,blending the blues with old-time gospel, European folk and more exotic sounds besides. Complete with rag-tag choir, …

 

B.A. Johnston

B.A. Johnston has been playing music in Canada, pretty much since the dawn of time. He is best known for his hit song “Deep Fryer in my Bedroom” and for once having crashed a snowmobile into the Canad…

 

Babajack

A unique blend of roots/blues/folk fusion described as “an intoxicating brew” makes for a dynamic show combining great musicianship, passion and energy. BabaJack’s approach to their music is recognisa…

 

Babar Luck

Babar Luck is something that is a multicultural mix he calls himself a Britishtaanee a Jamaicanstaanee a Englishtaanee and naturally a worldcitizen. Babar was born in Pakisthan (Quetta) and came to…

 

Baby Copperhead

New York

Building on his “otherworldly” folk roots, Brooklyn-based Ben Lee (a.k.a. Baby Copperhead) explores of a broken, dissonant sort of Americana, one in which repressed elements from our cultural past—the…

 

Bad Girl´s Groove

3 female vocalists front this 8 piece band putting an original twist on funk, r&b and blues song. Their strength lies in their musicality with plenty of smooth three part harmonies, percussion, breakd…

 

Badger Badger Band

A percussion-heavy ensemble who are restoring the live musical experience back to its raw animalistic source. Their feverish improvisations journey through the spectrum of music and dance, from dubste…

 

Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy

Manchester

The discography of English alternative music singer / songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (real name Damon Gough) includes eight studio albums (including two soundtracks), one compilation, six extended plays a…

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