Bella Hardy Trio, George Montague, Steve Stylusboy, Iwan Huws
Bella Hardy Trio
Bella Hardy’s seventh solo album With The Dawn – her first since being named BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year in 2014– isn’t just the latest collection of songs from this prolific and ingenious artist. The album is an account of one year of her life. Where previously Bella has adapted and explored traditional ballads and fables to tell her contemporary folk tales, the stories that inspired these songs are her own experiences: good and bad, happy or sad.
This piano-hitting, string-twanging, gravity-defying singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist with five million views on YouTube is playing residencies, gigs and festivals throughout London and the ‘shires. Full of beans and known for entertaining and rousing enthusiastic audiences in song with his exciting live energy and countless contagious original songs, George plays piano, guitar and ukulele, live-sampling and looping his beatboxing and vocal harmonies with his dynamic original music
Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates lo-fi folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. He has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported Newton Faulkner, Nizlopi, Lucy Ward, Paper Aeroplanes and Danny and the Champions of the World.
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog are a folk band consisting of three brothers from Rhos Botwnnog, between the villages of Botwnnog and Llaniestyn in the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales, and accompanying musicians and singers.