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Voice of the Seven Woods


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Voice of the Seven Woods is the project of a Manchester based musician, Rick Tomlinson, who has released several 7” EPs and self-released CD-Rs. The band (with Chris Walmsley) is most commonly associated with the Manchester alternative music scene, and is regularly asssociated with the B-Music collective; a Manchester based DJ, Music and Arts collaboration that includes DJ Andy Votel, Super Furry Animals’s frontman Gruff Rhys and various other DJs & artists.

Rick Tomlinson began his association with Twisted Nerve Records[1] when he played guitar along side Dave Tyack[2] on various releases.

Rick’s debut album was released on 6th August 2007. Eponymously titled, it was released on both CD and Gatefold vinyl. The US version, distributed by B-Music, contains 2 bonus tracks. It is one of his few unlimited releases to date.

He has played several notable festivals including Green Man Festival in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, again in 2006 and 2007[3], and the Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham[4].

After a period of performing solo, the live band is currently a trio of Rick, Chris Walmsley on drums and Pete Hedley on bass.


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