Category Folk

Kalibé – The Latest World Music Phenomenon

India Mãe da Lua, a multi-instrumentalist with no formal music training of any kind, is the focus of a new album from Kalibé , a musical collective who have been mentioned in the same breath as Grammy-guzzling, World Music phenomenon, The Buena Vista Social Club. We spoke to the album’s producer, Matteo Crugnola about the difficulties […]

GET TO KNOW: Mark L Oakes

When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you? I’ve always been passionate about arts and music. I started playing drums at the age of 16 and quickly felt the need to turn my own words (poems and lyrics) into melodies. I fell in love with guitar playing and my first real musical […]

Introducing Tuffet Bunnies, aka Clem Darling…

When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you? My parents and relatives loved listening to music while I was growing up. A lot of Tom Petty. My first concert that I remember was a Tom Petty concert. I started playing guitar because I wanted to play Green Day songs. My Dad bought […]

Stephen Harrison – Interview

1– When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you? From my old brothers who already had guitars. I was tremendously impressed by them, and their interest in music scene in London in the late 1960’s and early 70s. One of my brothers gave me a Yamaha FG140 acoustic guitar which I still have. They […]

Fireproof Giant

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you? We’ve all been playing music from a very young age and grew up playing in various circumstances. Gareth taught himself on his grandmother’s piano, Ash and Joel come from classical and jazz musical backgrounds and Cat also comes from a classical […]

Colin Clyne

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you? Probably about 14, the whole Manchester scene inspired me to want to play guitar. 2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now? When I was a kid there was a lot […]

Kelly Oliver

Having only started gigging in May last year, folk singer-songwriter Kelly Oliver has made quite an impact. Within months of starting she found herself invited to open Folkstock Festival before, incredibly, bagging herself a spot at the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival. It marks a mighty rise for someone who has been on the circuit for […]