Folk Bands and Artists
Born of a transatlantic relationship, James Riley grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s America. His guitar became the tool for surviving the tumult of a nowhere place, and helped James find somewhere he felt he belonged. In his early twenties, he took off hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul, writing songs along the way. Back in the UK, these songs became a band- the songs progressed and James moved on once agin to Nashville, Tennessee. Here he found his producer and they set about making the album which had travelled with him to his maternal homeland, where it could finally get free.
“Awesome… like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions” Laura Marling
“One of my highlights of the year“ Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3
“It hooked us on first listen…from the harmonies to the guitar work there’s nothing to not like” Folk Radio UK
GIGS COMING UP
Friday 8th March · 8:15PM · The Old Cranleighan Club · Thames Ditton, Surrey · £9 members / £10 non-members