His folk opera ‘The Butcher’ won 4star/ album of the year accolades from BBC6 Music,The Quietus and Q magazine and his theatre composition work includes ‘The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat’ by Julia ‘The Gruffallo’ Donaldson for Little Angel Theatre and ‘Meadow’ for Iceland’s Handbendi Bruouleikhus which won special commendation for composition in the Festival Valusr in Łomza, Poland 2021.’A darkened folk masterpiece, somewhere between Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson’ ****’ The Quietus
‘Sometimes disturbing magic realist folk pop. Excellent ****’ Q Magazine
‘What a voice!’ Jools Holland‘Broken and beautiful, thoughtful and catchy…Tom Waits meets the Muppets ****’ NME
‘This is great modern folk writing ****’ FolkRadioUK
NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots music scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserve – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.
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