Dubliner ROB CORCORAN has sailed the high seas of love, heartbreak and excess, and (so far) lives to tell, through his gripping, visceral persona. His latest album ‘Inverse Alchemy’, recorded with his band ‘Rob Corcoran & the Necessary Evils” has been widely praised.
“…honest, relatable, lived, and the musicianship is almost without fault, making for a fantastically constructed piece of art.” – Folking.com
“A fine collection of modern folk songs beautifully realised / that weave their spell in intricate and intimate ways. 8/10″. – Americana-uk.com
‘From the moment he steps on stage perspires authenticity in that fluid way that a thousand record execs have tried and failed to manufacture”. – Anne Frankenstein, Jazz Fm
JASON MCNIFF is a troubadour who has made five albums which people call Folk, or Americana, or Alt. Country. There is an Englishness in his guitar playing however, and you might like to think of Bert Jansch or Wizz Jones meeting John Prine & Townes Van Zandt. Time Out once wrote, “McNiff’s quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world– an almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues.” He is often touted as one of the UK’s most overlooked musical treasures, as a songwriter and finger picker. His album, April Cruel (Fledg’ling) was nominated for best album in the Alt.Country category at the Independent Music Awards, while a double CD anthology called ‘Rain Dries Your Eyes’ was issued in 2017. A new record is ready for release and will be coming soon.
One of the UK’s best kept secret – Mojo ****
A triumph of English-Americana – Time Out ****
The nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band -Sean Rowley BBC Radio London
A troubadour and one of the best singer/songwriters we have in this country – Morning Star *****