Genre: Acoustic / Folk
Location Newcastle upon Tyne, Northeast, Un
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Last Login: 3/31/2011
Member Since 9/27/2006
Record Label Fellside Recordings
Type of Label Indie
BioJoe (melodeon), Mat (guitar), Kev (fiddle) and David (fiddle) met when they were all members of Folkestra, a 17-piece band run by Kathryn Tickell at the Sage Gateshead. After putting together a set of tunes to record on a Folkestra CD, they realised that they loved playing together and decided to enter the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Having won this competition in 2007, they have played at some of the country’s major folk festivals including Cambridge and Fairport Convention’s Cropredy festival. They are also establishing themselves as a popular folk club and ceilidh band. Their debut CD ‘Last Orders’ was released in 2007 to critical acclaim. To book Last Orders please contact Charles Devlin from Cromulent Music, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Cromulent Music website at www.cromulentmusic.co.uk. Last Orders: ‘they have a maturity of style that belies their youth - a sound that is greater than the sum of its parts and best of all a joy in sharing their music with others.' John Tams (Award Winning British Folk Artist); ‘an exceptionally mature and accomplished band, and their self-titled debut album is one of the top English folk recordings this year.’ Songlines World Music Magazine (December 2007)
MembersJoe O'Connor on Melodeon, David Jones on Fiddle, Matthew Jones on Guitar, Kevin Lees on Fiddle.
InfluencesJOE'S INFLUENCES: Julian Sutton, Andy Cutting, Sharon Shannon, Tim Van Eyken, 422, The Old Rope String Band, The Unusual Suspects, Blazin' Fiddles and Jools Holland. MATTHEW'S INFLUENCES: Ian Stephenson, Ian Carr and Karen Tweed, The Two Duos, Stewart Hardy, 422, Kathryn Tickell, Flook, Berroguetto, Chris Wood, Salsa Celtica, Buena Vista Social Club. KEV'S INFLUENCES: Alistair Anderson, Aly Bain, Andy Cutting, Chris Wood, Flook, John McCusker, Kathryn Tickell, Ian Stephenson, Peter Tickell, Phil Cunningham, Shona Mooney, Stewart Hardy, The Two Duos Quartet. DAVID'S INFLUENCES: Stewart Hardy, Martin Hayes, Chris Stout, Chris Wood, Harald Haugaard, and The Kathryn Tickell Band.
3 Songs | Sep 21, 2008