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Booking Agent - Tour Support


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The original and greatest British Folk Rock Act, Fairport Convention celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2017 and are still touring extensivly (c.90 shows a year) and recording regularly (50:50@50 released 2017). Their 'Fairport's Cropredy Convention', a 3 day Music festival in North Oxfordshire, draws 20,000 fans. 

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Jacqui McShee's Pentangle

Iconic artist Jacqui McShee's beautiful crystal-clear vocals set the standard for female British folk and the band was legendary on the folk-rock scene with virtuoso guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, Danny Thompson and Terry Cox.

 

Jacqui McShee's Pentangle features saxophonist Gary Foote, bassist & guitarist Alan Thompson, drummer & percussionist Gerry Conway and Spencer Cozens on keyboards. The original Pentangle expanded the frontiers of Folk in the 1960s and '70s. Since then, Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle has progressed and expanded the original concept and continues to make groundbreaking music.


Jacqui also has a trio 'TAKE 3' featuring Alan Thompson & Gerry Conway. The trio allows Jacqui to revisit some of her favourite Pentangle songs in a more acoustic manner, as well as songs not performed by Pentangle.

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Ashley Hutchings MBE

Ashley Hutchings MBE, known as the Guv'nor of Folk Rock in this country, is involved in many creative projects, both live & recorded. Most recently he has put together a new and entertaining words and music show entitled The Beginnings of Fairport Convention.


As a leading founder member of Fairport back in 1967 (below left) he is in a great position to tell the story of the start of Britain's favourite folk-rock band. 


Ashley has freshly formed a five-piece group of talented friends (below right) to present this show which is informative, funny and full of wonderful music. Ashley has thrown in some great stories of the music scene in London in the late sixties. Stories which include Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Beatles Sergeant Pepper album, and much else besides. 

 

A "Tribute" act with a unique presentation... with the man who started it all at the helm.

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The Ric Sanders Trio

Former Soft Machine and current Fairport Convention violinist Ric Sanders' latest project is Americana Blues at heart. Stepping away from the jazz and folk influences of previous projects, Ric is joined by much loved cohorts Vo Fletcher (guitar & vocals) and Michael Gregory (Percussion) and believes in this lineup and genre he's found what he loves playing the most.


Their beautiful arrangments and choice of material along with the fun they have on stage means they are becoming one of the most popular, audience friendly acts on the UK Acoustic music scene. Ideal for Festivals and concert venues, this Trio really are a joy to watch.


Check out 'Standin' on the Corner' the Trio's wonderful album by going to the Dotted line shop.

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THE 4 OF US are one of the most acclaimed bands in Ireland, having been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over 25 years.

 

Blending contemporary roots with rock, the award-winning band was formed by brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy from the border town of Newry in Northern Ireland.

 

Their truly unique sound has garnered a large and loyal fan base and an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six Top 20 Irish charting albums and several hit singles. Regulars on Irish radio playlists, their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.


"There’s no polemic at work here, just a clutch of great songs telling it like it was, performed with an honesty that makes this rather special."

 ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

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Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac are two multi-instrumentalists who have been seamlessly crossing genres with their flawless harmonies and heart wrenching songwriting for nearly 2 decades. The duo met in Toronto in 1999, only to find out that their fathers sat next to each other in high school, nearly 2000 kms away. That longstanding history has been what ties the duo's harmonies as tight as only family can sing. With the storytelling of folk, the rhythms of Americana and the clever hooks of pop, Madison Violet is sure to win over any audience with their unbridled musical connection and their exciting live show.


Madison Violet have released 8 albums, including one live recording. They have toured extensively across Canada, the UK Europe, Australia and the United States.


“Heartaching harmonies and tunes make Madison Violet a must-see act.”
The Independent

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With a NEW lineup and their latest album 'A New Ground' now available (click the shop link to order your copy), Home Service are back on the touring scene and eager to bring their unique and much loved sound to you. With Home Service you get a full Rock Folk rhythm section of Drums, Bass and Electric Guitar, with Keys and Brass Section, all topped off by new member John Kirkpatrick's vocals and squeezeboxes. It's an immense sound. Home Service are an ideal Festival band and tour Art Centers and Concert Halls around the UK and beyond!

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Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and dance calling. They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds. Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.


Banter brings songs that are barking social comment with pop beats, irony and ridiculously danceable tunes!

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Growing out of the "Cautionary Tales" folk-rock big-band studio project produced by Mark Stevens and PJ Wright, TRADarrr has grown into the onstage eight (at one point, fourteen) musicians that so impressed the Cropredy 2015 audience with their rocking, very musical set. 


With a pedigree rooted in folk and rock music and an exciting palette of influences and flavours, the band explores traditional English material with 21st Century ears.


Their second album, 'Further tales of Love! Death! and Treachory! is out now.

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Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess

Benji was a member of recently disbanded folk trailblazers Bellowhead; is a third of the power folk trio Faustus; spent 3 years in Seth Lakeman’s band and has always performed as a solo artist. Benji deftly picks his way up and down the frets of the bouzouki, guitar, mandolin and banjo and with his 2015 release Hendrix Songs he tackles the songs of his hero, Jimi Hendrix, in stripped back, purely acoustic and thoroughly original style. His 2008 Navigator label release, Boomerang, showcased his unique song writing talents and he has worked alongside Maddy Prior and Oysterband to name but a few. Benji is currently out performing as a solo artist and with his fabulous new trio, The Excess.

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Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels is a BBC award winning folk musician and singer who has performed with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Cara Dillon and De Dannan. Currently folk musician in residence of the National Museum of Rural Life, a tutor on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s traditional music course and a soloist on The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit soundtracks. 


His latest album features new original songs and instrumental music composed for Polyphon machine. Having written pieces for an original Victorian machine, for which many popular folk tunes were arranged in the late 19th century, he combines digital audio with the machine’s acoustic clockwork mechanism and live performance creating music spanning the earliest form of recorded music with the very latest technology.

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MARTIN BARRE (Jethro Tull)

Martin Barre, famous for his guitar work in Jethro Tull for over 40 years and with countless millions of album sales under his belt, is now taking the Rock Club circuit by storm with The Martin Barre Band. 


Touring the UK, Europe and America, The band has been delighting audiences and promoters with a mixture of Martin's own work, Tull classics and rarities, and some rock standards, all given the Barre treatment!

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FolkLaw aren't just another band, they’re a full show. A true cross-genre acoustic group, these talented musicians combine their experience of the live music circuit, festivals and folk scene to create a vibrant stage show that wins them loyal fans wherever they go.



"acoustic New Model Army!" FolkWorld


"a touch of magic" Bright Young Folk


"whirling jigs and lyrics that bite!" fRoots


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Acts I currently tour with

I've been the Front of House Sound engineer for Larkin Poe (USA) since early 2013. I'm also occasionally their Tour Manager when the wonderful Rebecca Kemp from 'On tour logistics' is unavailable. 


All territories outside of the USA.

UK Booking Agent, Front of House Sound Engineer and Tour Manager for Madison Violet (Canada) since 2014. 


All territories outside of the North America.

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I've worked for Fairport Convention and their Cropredy Festival since 1999. Having started as a Backline Technician, I have been Stage Manager since 2007.