Artist management and project management for a growing roster of emerging artists spanning the folk / roots and pop genres.
Past and present roster includes:
Nina Harries, double bass-wielding folk-punk mastress.
Barely at the beginning of her solo career, Nina Harries has been making waves with her genre-breaking show, incorporating comedy narrative songs with experimental improvisation all focussing around her life experience as a musician and the sometimes fraught relationship she has with her beloved instrument. Her extensive knowledge of classical harmony and instrumentation fuels her work, creating sound worlds rarely used in modern song-writing as she brings a century-long neglected instrument into the forefront of performance. Her first ever video, recorded live at The Preservation Room, went viral on Facebook, attracting over 70k views and more than 1K shares in a week. She was recently awarded PRS Women Make Music funding to record her debut album. Read more …
Young Waters’ twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical violin solos and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. Winners of the Bath Folk Festival 2016 New Shoots Competition, this young band are set to make a big impact in 2017 with a new album recorded at Peter Gabriel’s RealWorld studios. Read more …
“As adventurous as it is accessible,The Counsel of Owls is a splendidly idiosyncratic record from a original talent” -5/5 fROOTS magazine.
Mikey Kenney has been playing fiddle since the age of six. Originally classically trained, he eventually found his way towards his true love for Irish dance music. He moved to a bungalow on the edge of the North Lancashire moors where he would he compose his two acclaimed albums of ‘Ottersgear’ songs about life in the Trough of Bowland; ‘The Quest for Rest’ and ‘The Counsel of Owls’. Read more …
“If we’re talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly …. sparkles with vigour” Nialler9
The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan. Already known in their native Ireland, and having supported a formidable roll call of artists such This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty, Pictish Trail, RM Hubbert, and Cass McCombs, they are ready to make their UK debut with a tour in May / June 2018. Read more …
“Gorgeous” Mara Carlyle – The Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
Nominally, The Nightjar are an experimental folk band, with roots in traditional music. Stunning three-part harmonies combine with interlocking sparse guitars, field recordings and electronics. The intensity of lead singer Mo Kirby’s vocals takes the listener into a dreamlike world that is often eerie and haunting. Their debut album ‘Objects’ was released this year to widespread critical acclaim. Read more …
“Sure to stop you in your tracks…Really is so beautiful…” Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6
Introspective sound adorned with emotional vocals and sliding string sections that create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly, Brooke Sharkey oozes a creativity that radiates emotion. Named as one of the Guardian’s future 50 rising stars.
A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing’ – Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland
Minor ballads and moody blues are the hallmark of Adam Beattie’s sound. Beautiful melodies combine with thoughtful lyrics. With his exquisite voice and intricate guitar work, it’s no wonder Adam Beattie’s latest album ‘The Road Not Taken’ launched to critical acclaim and a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall.
“The quality of the songwriting is exceptional” – Bruce MacGregor, Travelling Folk, BBC Radio Scotland
Sharp lyrics, a deft ear for melody and a knack for a killer hook. Founder of legendary music nights Woodburner, Theo is a leading figure in the East London music scene. Skilled lyricist and multi-instrumentalist, his songs are always delivered in the direct and frank narrative style that marks him out as an exceptional songwriter.
Cable Street Rag Band
True to the music of the early jazz age, the Cable Street Rag Band’s energetic repertoire covers early ragtime, blues and swing, country fiddle rags, beguines from Martinique and polkas from Poland and Russia. With their vibrant energy, virtuosic music skills and the beguiling vocals of Louisa Jones and Dakota Jim, they thrill and delight jazz and swing dance enthusiasts wherever they go.
International musical collective bring together exciting traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles and original compositions, to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots. We worked with the Turbans on a crowdfunding campaign for a new album, raising more than £20,000.
“Combining the raucous energy of an impromptu pub session with the style and sophistication of the concert hall, ZRI’s unique and endlessly captivating performance had our festival audience raring for more” – Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2016
ZRI stands for ‘Zum Roten Igel’ – the ‘Red Hedgehog Tavern’ – a 19th century Viennese hub of socialising, beer-drinking, and of music. Both Brahms and Schubert went there to hear gypsy musicians play, and their influence found its way into their writing, most closely in the Brahms Clarinet Quintet and the Schubert C Major Quintet. ZRI re-scored both master works to bring them into a folk and gypsy soundworld, interweaving Klezmer and gypsy melodies into the original fabric of the score.
Felix Hagan and the Family
“Great. My new favourite band” Frank Turner
Seven-piece beast made of makeup, hairspray and rock and roll. They fuse punk, rock, pop and musical theatre into a seamless, high-energy blend of genres, all held together by masterful musicianship and an outrageous desire to entertain. Toured the UK with Frank Turner at the end of 2016.