Fran Wyburn

Fran Wyburn’s music is characterized by charming melodies and subtle instrumentation that provide a dreamy backdrop to her poetic lyrics and quirky story telling tales. Inspired by the 1960’s folk revival, her style is current, original and spirited. She has been gigging across the UK over the last 18 months charming audiences with her unique blend of folk and  warm personality and have collected a strong and passionate fan base.

April 2016 has seen the release of her much antipicated second EP ‘Postcards’ written as the Trio outfit of ‘Fran Wyburn and the Indigos; which is a beautiful collection of pensive and uplifting songs with harmonies to die for, melodies that dance the soul and lyrics that will speak straight to your heart.

Fran came to music after working in London for several years as a theatre practitioner and then setting off around the globe with her guitar on her back, returning a fully fledged songwriter. She further honed her skills at the prestigious Leeds College of Music, where worked with Ivor Novello Award winning Iain Archer (Jake Bugg, Gabrielle Aplin, Snow Patrol)

“Fran Wyburn has a unique, engaging voice and lyrical tales to share, a rising Yorkshire talent”

BBC Introducing West Yorkshire

“It’s a captivating listen and one I could happily lose myself in and well beyond the five tracks on offer on this EP”

Folk Radio Uk

Links:

http://www.franwyburn.com/

https://www.facebook.com/FranWyburn/

Emma Black

For a number of years, Emma hitched and busked her way around mainland Europe honing her craft on the streets, in the bars and on the club circuit. A singer and piano player since early childhood, her new found passion for the guitar helped her quickly develop a confident style, coupled with a particular love for blues and folk music the path of songwriter and troubadour was set.

It’s a path that Emma has never really deviated from. Pretty much every review you read about her will comment on the beauty and clarity of her voice, her skill as a songwriter, the feeling in her playing. It is these attributes that have allowed her to work as a musician for nearly two decades. Firmly established on mainland Europe’s Roots Music scene, Emma tours consistently both as a solo artist and with her wide pool of musicians throughout The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium as well as performing in The UK, France and Scandinavia.

Playing all original songs and recognised as a musician who can deliver, Emma Black has been chosen to open for a huge range of bands and players including The Indigo Girls, Hugh Maskela, John Renbourne and Dr Feelgood and is often called in to guest with some of the finest blues and folk musicians playing in the UK and Europe today.

Links:

http://www.emmablack.com/home.html

https://www.facebook.com/EmmaBlackMusic/

Reggae Take Over

Reggae Take Over is a tireless reggae sound with a mission of unity. First taking to the stage in early 2009, they have since played all over the UK and even Australia, ramming venues with diverse and energetic crowds. The crew has been privileged to support reggae artists like Frankie Paul and Marcia Griffiths as well as artists from the wider musical sphere, including Faithless and Zero 7.

Take Over love to provide a platform for artists, recently hosting roadblock sessions with big names like Macka B, Janet Kay, Nanci and Phoebe, Dawn Penn, General Levy, Top Cat, Tippa Irie, Brother Culture, Exodus, Naturalites, Daddy Freddy, Solo Banton, YT And Peppery.

Links:

http://www.reggaetakeover.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/reggaetakeover

Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson is a folk singer songwriter from Knutsford Cheshire. With a history in the business as a backing vocalist, she decided to finally debut her own songs in 2014. With an eclectic mix of beautiful
folk songs with a spiritually uplifting message, Helen is becoming a much sought after live artist at local festivals and gatherings. Helen performs live, both solo with a guitar, and occasionally with a larger live band. Rainbow of Colour is her signature track and it showcases her lyrical skill and beautiful melodic writing.

Links:

http://www.helenwilsonmusic.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/in-the-words…-ep/id898305082

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Helen-WIlson-1504153343134229

 

Radio Partizan

Radio Partizan are a Leeds based three piece band who play punk, post punk, new wave dub type stuff. They’re into trying to write sharp songs with great guitar riffs and radical politics.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Radio-Partizan-341398845676

 

https://radiopartizan.bandcamp.com/

Radio Partizan

Good Earth Collective

Folk, country, americana, skiffle, rock and punk… the Songs of Steve Ansell (star|man|crow, Steve Ansell & the Truth) sound like nobody else. Legendary promoter John F Keenan described Steve’s music as quirky, catchy and peculiarly English. Steve describes it as ‘Anglicana’ but whatever you call it Good Earth Collective’s rich harmonies, big melodies, mighty hooks, and warm humour have made them friends wherever they play.

“Warm, funny and a brilliant entertainer,Steve Ansell engages his audience on many levels.”

(Georgie Hilton, Bakewell Festival)

Steve is joined in the Collective by:
Jan Wilson (Vocals, Melodica, Uke) 
Julie Harris (Vocals, Bass, Uke)
Carl Butterworth (Vocals, Cajon)
Roger Smith (Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin)

Links

http://www.goodearthcollective.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/goodearthcollective/

Boom Bike Bourée

“Medieval Hip Hop with hurdy-gurdy, beatboxing, accordion, trombone”

Boom Bike Bourrée play processional music through the Boom Bike mobile sound system, built by Dan Fox of Sound Intervention.   Featuring Paul Sherwood on hurdy-gurdy, Sian Phillips on accordion, Dan Fox on Trombone and percussion and beat-boxer Ash Murphy

Links:

www.boombikebouree.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/boombikebourree

Jiggery Folkery

“Folk ‘n’ Roll”

Jiggery Folkery are a rather good four-piece covers band, made up of vocals, and various instruments including acoustic bass, acoustic guitars and mandolin, banjo and harmonica. They are pioneers of the folk ‘n’ roll genre, and do their own versions of everything from Johnny Cash to The Mavericks, and The Clash to Van Morrison.

They have a good sense of fun, and aim to get your crowd on their feet and dancing. They are in high demand for birthday parties (especially 40th, 50th, and all points North and South!), wedding functions, beer festivals and outdoor events. They have played most of the well-known music venues around the midlands, as well as Derby Folk Festival, all of the big local food and ale fairs, and have even headlined the Ashleyhay Festival and the Kings Clipstone Beer Festival.

Links:

https://www.jiggeryfolkery.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/jiggeryfolkery2321312

 

Kate Goes

“Gawky Girl Pop Trio from Birmingham”

‘Art goblins with catchy tunes and a flaky whimsical charm’ B13 Magazine.

“3 piece girl group with tightly knitted harmonies that we’ll smother your face with while dressed as narwhals and nebulae.”

Now reformed as a scrunchy faced-pop trio from Birmingham, KateGoes started in 2005 as a bonkers, 5 piece pop band. Playing IndieTracks, Latitude Festival and Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2008 on the introducing stages and getting airtime on Radio 6 from Chris Hawkins and Huw Stevens who they recorded a Maida Vale Session for. By invitation they supported Misty’s Big Adventure (on two UK tours), Jeffrey Lewis and Haiku Salut. Writing the theme tune to a BBC3 sitcom ‘Coming of Age’ receiving over 19,000 listens on the Myspace of myth and legend. Restlessly eclectic and imaginative, they veer from chaotic pop to anarchic folk, whilst squeaking dog toys, bashing bongos and singing about yeast infections.

www.kategoes.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/KateGoess/