In no particular order, Megan’s first. Since entering the BBC Young Folk Award with her brother back in 2009 – and winning the award – Megan’s songwriting has gone from strength to strength.
With three albums to her name, along with collaborative EPs and shows with folk stalwart Jackie Oates and with celtic folk bard Findlay Napier, she has also written with a variety of other artists and her compositions are everywhere.
Leading to a maturity and variety that has moved her way beyond ‘folk’. Rooted in it, but certainly not bound by it…
Jarrod & Dean I Monster
And then there’s these two
hard boys Sheffield-based electronic pioneers. Little did we know that the guys in this old photo were about to fashion one of the most enduring electronic hits of the 21st century.
They have continued to write great songs and make innovative and ground-breaking music ever since. Both as I Monster and on their separate projects. Jarrod Gosling with his prog band Cobalt Chapel and Dean Honer with The Eccentonic Research Council, Moonlandingz, International Teachers of Pop – all of which feature heavily and regularly on BBC 6 Music – and his latest collaborative incarnation Another New Thing.
If one thing’s for sure, there’s more to come from these two. Watch and learn…
Here’s another writer/artist we’ve been working with for many years. Four albums in and working on his fifth as we speak.
His music has graced many a TV show over the years including the soundtrack to Amazon Prime’s series FLACK. He has also written music for and performed in two award-winning touring stage productions; The Trench and Alice’s Adventures Underground.
Listen on Spotify.
Cunning Folk is George Hoyle. George is an historian and auteur and has been exploring nay, pushing, the boundaries of folk for a few years now.
He curates the Bermondsey Folk Festival along with many events around South East London where he regularly gives talks on a variety of subjects such as folklore, paganism, you name it.
The brainchild of London-based producer, mix engineer, accomplished guitarist and songwriter Santi Arribas.
Santi has been making records with other people for a good while but his best known association is with the band Gang of Four and its mainstay the late, great Andy Gill, with whom he worked closely for many years.
The Roadside Bandits Project is part-blues, part-rock and part-electronic and beautifully showcases Santi’s songwriting (and not insignificant guitar prowess). The album features many of his previous collaborators.
MORE TO COME ….WORK IN PROGRESS … PLEASE BEAR WITH US