30/08/2012

SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION


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“If the Beatles and Stones robbed rock'n'roll music and merged it into a global sound, the Southern Tenant Folk Union does it with bluegrass music.”
-Tom Keller, www.folkworld.de
„…diese Mischung berührt nicht nur dem Genre geneigte Ohren. Das liegt vor allem an der einfühlsamen Stimme von Frontmann und Sänger Pat McGarvey…“,
-Annika Schulze, Kulturkalender 2009

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Formed by Belfast born five-string banjo player Pat McGarvey and taking their name from the groundbreaking multi-racial union of sharecroppers and non-landowning tenant farmers founded in Arkansas in the 1930’s, the Southern Tenant Folk Union are an explosive new London-based folk and bluegrass outfit.
Pat McGarvey served his musical apprenticeship touring the world and recording a number of albums with UK/US Americana band The Coal Porters.
Keen to find a more personal outlet for his writing, in early 2006, McGarvey gathered a collective of like minded musicians that share his love of traditional music, but each with their own individual take on such tradition; Oliver Talkes (guitar), whose unique, soulful voice is at the heart of the band’s sound, Pete Gow (guitar), of the alt. country band Case Hardin who has performed with the likes of Chris Mills, Stacey Earle and Caitlin Cary, Frances Vaux (fiddle) with her background in jazz and Irish Folk and two stalwarts of the London folk scene, Eamonn Flynn (mandolin) and Matt Lloyd (upright bass).
Once up and running, Southern Tenant Folk Union released their debut album of original material in January 2007 to acclaim, positive reviews and national radio play. The rest of the year saw them playing festivals, arts centres and clubs around the UK and Ireland and only a little more than twelve months after the self-titled LP a follow-up was released. ‘Revivals, Rituals & Union Songs’ – a real step forward for them with its strong, confident tone and the darkly reflective yet heart-warming nature of the eleven brand new songs presented.

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Die Southern Tenant Folk Union aus London berührt mit ihrer feinfühligen Kollektion aus Bluegrass-, Country- und Gospelsongs nicht nur dem Genre geneigte Ohren. Dies liegt vor allem an der einfühlsamen Stimme von Frontman und Sänger Pat Mc Garvey, der die Band gründete. Er ist ebenfalls Mitglied der UK/US Americana Band „The Coal Porters“ und arbeitet mit zahlreichen anderen Musikern zusammen. Darauf aufbauend entwickelte McGarvey den ungewöhnlichen Sound von The Southern Tenant Folk Union, der durch das Zusammenspiel von Gitarren, Vocals, Bass, Violine und Mandoline entsteht.

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PRESS KIT (EPK): www.mediafire.com/folder/38l92kojd33p1/Southern_Tenant_Folk_Union
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CONTACT:
southerntentantfolkunion@songsandwhispers.com
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28/08/2012

THE CEDAR









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“Utilising an assortment of instruments, from ukeleles to clarinets to glockenspiels, The Cedar are a group with a beautiful ear for melody"
- Scott Johnson, eGigs


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The four members from The Cedar come from Bath and Bristol, UK, their music is a mixture between Folk and Indie, influenced by Pink Floyd, Radiohead and The Beatles. The extraordinary sound of The Cedar comes from the variety of instruments they use like ukuleles, clarinets and glockenspiels.
The contemplative lyrics from the singer Neil Gay and the soft sounds of his band members Emma Hooper, Ben Goode and Ben Hostler cause a relaxing atmosphere. Neils breathy and fragile voice combined with the musical genius of the other members make every concert to an unforgetable event.

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The Cedar ist eine 4-köpfige Band aus Bath und Bristol, die eine Mischung aus Folk und Indie mit Einflüssen von Pink Floyd, Radiohead und den Beatles spielt. Ihr außergewöhnlicher Sound besticht besonders durch eine Vielzahl an eingesetzten Instrumenten wie Ukulele, Banjo und Glockenspiel.
Durch nachdenkliche Texte des Sängers Neil Gay und sanfte Klänge seiner Bandmitglieder Emma Hooper, Ben Goode und Ben Hostler entsteht eine Atmosphäre, die zum Entspannen einlädt. Neils rauchige und zerbrechliche Stimme und das musikalische Können von The Cedar lassen jeden Auftritt zu einem unvergessenen Ereignis werden.

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CONTACT: thecedar@songsandwhispers.com
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