Artists information for Sunday
FEAST OF FIDDLES -
Feast of Fiddles has become a national folk-
Whoever is involved, it’s a big sound which encompasses everything from Glenn Miller to Led Zeppelin, Mark Knopfler to Richard Rodgers, and of course a load of beefed up traditional music along the way. Each fiddle player brings their own unique style but it isn’t just a backline accompaniment to fiddle music, it’s a big show band of friends enjoying each other’s company and music to the full. “No other entertainment like it on the circuit” according to Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre manager Charlie North-
THE GERRY COLVIN BAND -
The hardest act to follow since the feeding of the 5,000!' Keith Donnelly
In the 1970’s Gerry joined pop band ‘The Man Upstairs’. They released three singles and toured with ‘The Smiths’.
In the early 1980's he co-
In 2010 Cherry Red released ‘Let’s Get the Hell Back to Lubbock’, the definitive ‘Terry and Gerry’ compilation
In the early 1990’s Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-
In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-
In 1995 Gerry co-
In 2014 Gerry released a self-
In 2015 Gerry reformed ‘Terry and Gerry’ and was invited to support Status Quo on a nationwide tour. Terry and Gerry also appeared at Glastonbury that year following the release of their new EP ‘Dear John’.
As well as his new album Gerry’s book ‘The Rabbits of Zakynthos’ is due to be published later this year.
The Gerry Colvin band were delighted to be invited to apprear at Cropredy Festival 2017 to celebrate 50 years of Fairport Convention!! They received a standing ovation!!
The new CD 'Back and Forth' was launched at Cropredy and is available from
The Gerry Colvin Band are: Gerry Colvin (guitar) Jerome Davies (double Bass) Trish Power (accordion) Michael Keelan (fiddle) and Lyndon Webb (guitar)
CHRIS LESLIE -
He has played and recorded with, amongst others: Steve Ashley, the Albion Band, Jez Lowe, Ian Anderson, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Whippersnapper, Alan Stivell, Feast of Fiddles and St. Agnes Fountain.
Chris has provided music for a number of Radio Four plays and classic serials. His fiddle playing has also been heard on the TV series Heartbeat, Midsommer Murders and Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland.
Chris plays: fiddle, mandolin, tenor guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, banjo, oud, whistle and Native American flute.
Since their formation in 2014, Tenderlore have been gigging widely across the south of the UK and Ireland, at festivals and folk clubs, and have supported a number of acclaimed artists including Spiro, Lindisfarne, Brother & Bones and Martin Simpson.
All three members contribute songs, rooted in folk but with an engaging pop sensibility, drawing influences from artists like Crosby, Stills and Nash, Laura Marling and Richard Thompson. Released in 2015, their eponymous debut album sees the trio augmenting their sound with drums, bass and strings.
MATT BLACK -
Matt is from nearby Bournemouth and in the 20 years, and more, spent earning a living in the entertainment world, he has consistently altered his stage persona to meet the requirements of his audience, be they guests at a society wedding, delegates at a business conference or corporate dinner, or bikers attending a rally or even The New Forest Folk Festival. That is why he has been able to perform for Royalty, celebrity, and just about everybody and his aunty. Matt is also a highly acclaimed producer with his own “Hangover Hill” studio.
DEAN FRIEDMAN -
Friedman scored again with the release of his follow up album, “Well, Well,” Said the Rocking Chair’, and the now classic hit single, Lucky Stars. This magical duet, performed with singer, Denise Marsa, zoomed to the top of the UK singles charts, going instantly gold. Lucky Stars paved the way for a slew of Friedman hits, including familiar radio staples such as Lydia, Rocking Chair, McDonald’s Girl and Woman of Mine.
Friedman’s consummate songwriting and performing, have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith.
“Stunning Musicianship” -
Friedman’s recent run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival garnered similar critical praise:
“Every song in this Edinburgh show is a classic. You won't see a better show.” – London Theatre Guide. "Sophisticated and humorous work from an old master!" Scotland on Sunday. “With his mix of jaunty ditties, sentimental ballads and bashful charm, Friedman is the pop troubadour of choice.” The Scotsman. “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant” – ThreeWeeks.
Though Friedman’s next single, McDonald's Girl was officially banned by the BBC for mentioning the tradename of the fast food restaurant, the irrepressible pop song has been successfully covered by a number of acclaimed contemporary bands including the Blenders (Universal) and top canadian band, Barenaked Ladies [WEA]. (BNL member, Steve Page, sings background vocals on Dean’s recent double album.) The song has become a viral YouTube video hit, and a staple of high-
Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including five seasons of Central TV's hit series BOON and the soundtrack to the underground cult horror film classic I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle [Hobo Films/U.K.]. Other credits include Nickelodeon, NBC, BBC and FUJI TV.
Despite Friedman's apparent absence from the popular music scene, evidence that his name and music have made a lasting impact on pop music can be found repeatedly in popular media: The British band Half Man Half Biscuit released a best selling EP containing the oddly titled, The Bastard Son of Dean Friedman. (Dean emphatically denies this claim.) Friedman extracts his revenge on his CD, Submarine Races with his song, A Baker's Tale, the hitherto untold story of Nigel Blackwell's dubious origins. With his influence evident in the music of contemporary bands like Barenaked Ladies, the Blenders and Ben Folds Five, Friedman states, ‘It’s nice to see my music has made an impact on a new generation of artists.’
Friedman also produced and presented BBC Radio Scotland’s acclaimed radio series, ‘Real American Folk’, which has featured American Folk icons such as Christine Lavin, David Bromberg, John Prine and Steve Forbert.
Friedman’s latest CD, '12 Songs', has been receiving rave reviews from fans and critics, alike. The long awaited, fan-
Friedman, 62, makes his home in Peekskill, NY where he lives with his wife, Alison, and Lola, the smallest dog in the world.
LITTLE JOHNNY ENGLAND -
Acknowledged for giving folk-
All of the band's members have returned to NFFF on a number of occasions in different line-
Gareth Turner (melodeon) from the Northamptonshire village of Moulton, whose strong Morris tradition has produced several box-
Before forming LJE with Gareth, Mat Davies (bass) was a member of Oxfordshire folk-
PJ (guitar) is one of the most respected electric slide guitarists in the country and currently tours with Fairport's rhythm section and Steve Gibbons as the Dylan Project, TRADarrr, 15-
Guy Fletcher (fiddle/mandolin) has enjoyed a wide and varied career as a multi-
Mark Stevens (drums) was the last to join LJE, employing his producer/engineer and drum talents (Annie Lennox, Kid Creole and Marc Almond OBE!) on their excellent swansong CD Tournament of Shadows, going on to form what was initially a studio project, TRADarrr, with co-