Our music is about human connection, says Sarah Howells of Paper Aeroplanes. Not surprisingly the story of Paper Aeroplanes is as heartwarming and poignant as one of their songs. Vocalist Sarah Howells suffered a great personal loss, leading to her meeting guitarist Richard Llewellyn and their subsequent realisation that they were meant to make music together.
Birmingham quintet Boat To Row have earned an outstanding live reputation since their beginnings as a solo project in 2009. They combine a genuine ease in each other's musical company with an energetic, skilfully crafted sound. Their songs play host to winding tales, journeying through light and shade.
Formed in the autumn of 2009, Goodnight Lenin’s songs are reminiscent of the singer songwriters of the 1960s & 1970s, whilst still being relevant to the modern day listener. Inspired by Dylan, Young and Simon & Garfunkel, they constantly strive to deliver honest, experience based lyrics that flow along into their carefully crafted sound that seamlessly crosses genres.
The Travelling Band is an alternative folk band that formed in Manchester, UK, in 2006. The band consists of:
Adam Gorman: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Pump Organ, Accordion, Banjo, Harmonica, Percussion, Keys
Tom Williams and The Boat are a 6 piece anti-folk band from Tunbridge Wells best described as Bob Dylan meets Lightspeed Champion/Eugene McGuiness with the lyrical style of Regina Spektor or Win Butler.
Treetop Flyers are a London five-piece who specialise in rootsy, folk-tinged rock, that harks back to the golden age of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Since the release of their debut EP, To Bury The Past, in 2009 they have been gathering pace with a reputation for their live performances, which earned them the winning spot at this year's Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition.
Peggy Sue is a name of at least two artists: 1) An indie folk band, from Brighton, England (formerly known as Peggy Sue & the Pirates and Peggy Sue & the Pictures when they merged with Left With Pictures for The Body Parts EP in 2008). They have toured with a number of well-known artists in the UK, inc: Kate Nash, The Maccabees & Mumford & Sons.
Wise Children is an indie-folk band from the South Coast of England. It was originally created by Robin Warren-Adamson who mainly plays by himself but is sometimes accompanied by a band. www.wise-children.com