Folk Bands and Artists
Simon O´Grady also makes his second TOTHAS appearance in less than a year. Simon started the evening off last summer with an assured cool set of guitar mastery and chilled vocals. His set included The Coming Of The Snow, Fashion Found Him, Pure As Goodbye, We Will Not Forget You [my favourite], Your Eyes Turn Up and New Year Shoes. It´s good to get Simon back again as he has just released his debut solo release, the “Sleep Tight EP“! Simon uses a mix of open tunings, folk-inspired melodies and thoughtful lyrics. His previous projects include folk/jazz band Grand Union and Soukous band Taxi Pata-Pata. Since going solo he has been playing acoustic venues around London, performing finger-picking style guitar to warm and dark songs. Here´s Simon´s rendition of a Scottish folk ballad...