CHRIS BRAIN renders songs embedded in folk tradition and the pastoral, with a contemporary resonance. Drawing inspiration from the outdoors and song writers such as John Martyn, Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, Chris explores distinctive fingerpicking patterns and alternate tunings in his sound.
#22 The Official UK Folk Charts
Daily express ★★★★
Yorkshire Post ★★★★
AMY MAY ELLIS grew up in the middle of the North York Moors, it was there in a small venue called the Band Room that she played her first shows, guesting for artists such as Michael Chapman, Alessi’s Ark, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tiny Ruins, Ryley Walker and Willy Mason.
Since 2018, Ellis has released a series of 4 EPs, each exploring an element; ‘Weathered by Waves’, ‘We got Fire’,‘Where my Garden Lies’, and ‘When in the Wind’ which have all received support from BBC 6 Music, BBC introducing, and Rough Trade. These have fuelled headline tours around the UK and Ireland and landed Ellis a spot at Brighton’s Great Escape festival.
‘Amazing ethereal voice…exquisite’ – Tom Robinson
‘Amy reaches her arms around the world with a gentle strength that is soothing and inspiring. She is the reassuring voice by the fire that tells hard truths with a wry and loving smile’ – Willy Mason