Folk Bands and Artists
Stanlaey is currently a trio led by Bethany Stenning (vocals, electric guitar) with Ed Holland (Bass, soundscapes), and Ben Docwra (drum-kit, congas, percussion) where the band´s soundscape has developed in a diverse genre pool of folk/jazz/pop, drawing influence from artists such as Joanna Newsom, Dirty Projectors and Kate Bush.
Stanlaey has previously performed live in venues in the Southampton, Bristol, Bath, Dublin and London scenes, and last year she took her 2017 album Ouroboros on a successful Girl Power Tour in celebration of female musicians where Bethany performed arrangements of the album with her Seaweed String Quartet (a live album was recorded of the tour which is available via bandcamp). Since, Bethany has been working on upcoming album and film The Human Project.
Bethany’s experimental song-writing topics (seaweed snakes, mannequins coming to life, growing into mountains), and soundscapes that meld genres together (Ice-chambers, bi-polar folk songs, obscure melodies) are made extra special by the unique and ethereal nature of Bethany’s voice, and the nebulous developing textures of the band.
GIGS COMING UP
Ear Trumpet Music
- Live in Bristol - (Bristol and Bath)
Sunday 7th April · 8:00PM · The Wardrobe Theatre · Old Market, Bristol · £12.50 - £15