Archive for April, 2013

Polly Barrett

PollyWe’re delighted to welcome Polly over from Cork, Ireland.  Saw her play a few times last year and she has the most beautiful voice with a lovely Irish lilt, she plays mostly her own songs all of which have that instant likeability factor!

Polly Barrett is the new jewel of Irish folk-pop’……Music Week Magazine
‘Classic and beautiful folk-pop with an Irish flavour’…..Crazewire
‘Mr. Bookshop is a fine introduction to a real talent’……..Hot Press Magazine
‘Gorgeous songs, a quality debut that hints at a long musical career’…..2UIBestow
‘Polly captures the true beauty of love and nature in her lyrics and that’s what makes this album stand out from the crowd’ 6 out of 6….MusicReviewUnsigned


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bateleursBateleurs are an exciting contemporary Folk/Rock band.  Central to their sound is the distinctive dual lead vocals & harmonies of Daryl Ball & Sean Amor.  Daryl’s vocals are smooth with an Irish inflection. Sean’s voice is tender with a plaintiff, jagged edge, which cuts right through and suits their music perfectly.  In 2011 they brought in a permanent and accomplished rhythm section with Chris McCormack (drums & percussion) and Nick Wall (bass) joining the band, which also helped to broaden their authentic sound. Anna Wall has also joined recently to play fiddle and provide backing vocals. Bateleurs employ numerous instruments in addition to the standard guitar, bass, and drums. These include mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, harmonica, piano and cajon.  The band’s set is delicate in parts, raucous in others, but the intensity in each song, matched by the band’s obvious delight in entertaining, never wavers with a change in style and tempo. In summer 2010 they released their ‘New Dar Rising’ EP. The band is popular on the South West music scene and the guys are veterans of summer festivals.  Bateleurs cover songs from a diverse range of new and established artists in their own inimitable style, and they have been favourably compared to the Waterboys, Mumford and Son, The Levellers, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.  In August 2011 they released their debut album ‘All in the Past’ to critical acclaim.   See them at www.bateleurs.co.uk

Joining us for the half hour support slot this week is another local band The Box Standard fronted by Abi Leeder who has a stunning voice.

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