Fusing powerful song writing with musical flare, Hatful of Rain combine English, Celtic and American traditions.
Formed in 2011, Hatful of Rain were quickly signed to the Folk/Americana label Union Music Store. The band’s first album ‘Way Up on the Hill’, led to a session on the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris Saturday show. A second album, ‘The Morning Key’ followed in 2014 and was warmly received by the roots music world with the Hatfuls nominated to perform at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville and as Best Group in the Spiral Earth Awards.
In 2016 the band set about exploring the music that had influenced them in their early musical careers. Released on their own label Long Way Home Music their EP brought together new arrangements of traditional UK and US songs.
Titled ‘Songs of the Lost and Found’ the band’s third album was officially released on 1st July 2018
The album is full of original songs that speak of ‘today’; responding to the modern world’s experiences of loss, redemption, migration, identity and austerity.
Support from JONNY WILLIAMS
Jonny is a charismatic welsh singer songwriter who lives in Norfolk but comes from the valleys of South Wales. His music reveals diverse influences across folk, blues, country and related genres but most of all reflects his roots and cultural identity in the industrial heartland.
Jonny’s songs are individually crafted with freedom to express the singular emotions of a man reflecting upon his life and a world full of ambiguity and uncertainty. His resonant voice adds to the effect creating passionate, heartfelt music.
Jonny has just released his first solo album ‘East of the Rising’ with Long Way Home Music