Folk Bands and Artists
Oka Vanga (Angela Meyer & William Cox) are an award winning Folk & Roots duo. Whether singing, playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin , their relaxed banter and gift for story telling makes their music both interesting and memorable. Coupled with great musicianship, fans of both Folk & Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music.
Their much anticipated second album ‘Dance of the Copper Trail’ (2017) is being hailed as their best work yet and an ‘outstanding album‘. It follows on from their debut album ‘Pilgrim’ (2014) which was awarded Best Instrumental Album by FATEA magazine. Receiving extensive radio play, it was also shortlisted for numerous other awards.
A short EP ‘Tales of Eyam’ was released in 2015 to great reviews and critical acclaim. This EP, for the first time, showcased Angie’s songwriting and hidden singing voice as well as Will’s talents as a talented multi- instrumentalist.
Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, Angie was a keen guitarist by the age of six. A well travelled musician, she has worked as both a freelance musician and secondary school Head of Music. Keen to pursue her own creative projects, she eventually took the decision to return to writing and performing her own music and formed Oka Vanga with husband and multi-instrumentalist William Cox. Hailing from London, William was already an established musician and guitar teacher and wasted no time in recording a demo for the pair.
Their distinctive style of guitar playing together resulted in them being invited to represent the UK at the International Madame Guitar Festival in Tricesimo, Italy in 2013 alongside guitar luminaries such as Ralph Towner (USA) and Clive Carroll (UK). Shortly thereafter they released their debut album ‘Pilgrim’ to critical acclaim.
Most recently, collaborations have included working with Patsy Reid and producer Mark Tucker on their second album Dance Of The Copper Trail. Their lineup has also expanded to include (when busy schedules allow!) Oliver Copeland on Double Bass.
GIGS COMING UP
Royston Folk Club
- Live in Royston - (Rest of the UK)
Friday 29th March · 7:00PM · The Old Bull Inn · Royston · £13