‘Lungfull’ is a five track EP of original songs, recorded in 2014 in Manchester by Biff Roxby. With musical contributions from Ellis Davies, Ríoghnach Connolly (The Breath), Angus Fairbairn (Alabaster Deplume), and Phil Howley. It is available to listen and download from Bandcamp.
Band of Burns – singer, cellist, vocal harmony arrangements
“Centered on arresting new versions of classic Burns songs, the band’s material also takes in original compositions and instrumental sets, delivered by an array of compelling vocalists, together with fiddle, bagpipes, and rhythm section. Their crowdfunded debut album, Live at the Union Chapel, thrillingly captures the magic of that triumphant London première.” – Celtic Connections
“A shimmering collection … that does full justice to the poet’s humane vision” – The Times
“Band of Burns take few prisoners with their often raucous, partying dance tunes but are also capable of softer, more reflective moments” – The Herald
“Nourishing stuff beyond its times, a warm, welcoming stew to feed the bones” – The Guardian
“Exemplary musicianship, exemplary lead playing with a real respect for the tradition shining from every song” –Fatea Magazine
Nick Hart and Dominie Hooper – singer
Nick Hart & Dominie Hooper are a captivating new duo who debuted on the folk scene in 2017. They present folk songs collected from around Britain, with stunningly clear vocal harmonies and the thoughtful accompaniment of Nick’s subtle, finger-picked guitar. Expect charming and informative insights into the often obscured genre of English Traditional Song.
Brooke Sharkey – cello and backing vocals
“Her tracks ‘Your tomorrow’, ‘Faces’ and ‘Bottletop Blues’ have been played on BBC radio 2, Radio 6, BBC Scotland, Radio FIP and Radio 1 Belgium with live sessions on NPO Radio 1 and 2 in The Netherlands. She has also captured the attention of The Guardian, Loud And Quiet magazine, Acoustic magazine and Maverick magazine. She has supported artists such as Thomas Dybdahl, Ben Watt and french artist Tété. Brooke’s last London show was The Union Chapel in Co- headline with Cameroonian artist BLICK BASSY on 17th November 2017.”
I am available as a session singer and able perform in a number of styles depending on the requirements of the project. I started my vocal training at the age of nine, and as well as being a lead vocalist, I have worked extensively as a singer in a number of supporting roles. I have always paid great attention to the complex requirements of harmony singing, with emphasis on tone-matching, phrasing and dynamics.
If you would like to talk to me about a project, please get in touch via the contact page.
Image below – Yola Carter, Spring 2017. Photography by John Morgan.