Soulful folk from the valleys of Kent…

ARCELIA (pronounced Ah-KELL-ia – meaning ‘treasure chest’ in old Spanish) are songwriter Gavin Alexander (co-wrote the theme tune to Studio Ghibli’s Emmy award winning TV series, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter), voice artist Teresa Gallagher (Octonauts, Thunderbirds, Thomas & Friends) and Flying Picket Simon Foster. Together they create an exquisite sound which has been likened to Crosby Stills & Nash, America, Paul Simon and Squeeze (they regularly perform and tour with Chris Difford). They have also been in demand as a support act for the likes of Scott Matthews, Oysterband, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Michele Stodart and Maddy Prior and recently played on the Leonard Cohen tribute concert for the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival in Hull curated by Kathryn Williams.

“Wonderfully warm harmonies” – MOJO Magazine

“With this kind of talent on display expectations are high, and they are resoundingly met on each track.” – R’n’R Magazine

“Songwriting and singing of the very highest order..” 9/10 Americana

“Trailblazing a new genre” – Classic Rock Society

How Now Records will release the 5 track EP “ Pick Up the Pieces” on 12th July 2019 from soulful folk trio Arcelia.


“Just stunning music” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“Gorgeous voice” Q Magazine

“A fine voice… a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive” The Telegraph