23rd February 2020: John Mosedale / The Old Grey Dogs / Eva Rose / The Stiff Cats
John Mosedale is a songwriter and guitarist who burst onto the folk scene in 2018 at an age when many people are considering retirement. His first full year on the circuit saw him perform at Banbury, Cromer & Charmouth Folk Festivals, Worcester Music Festival and Brecon Fringe Festival, as well as host of folk clubs and other venues up and down the country.
His all original set is a blend of funny songs and more thought-provoking autobiographical material. Each song has a story behind it, with audiences turning into a sea of nodding heads as they relate to the stories being told and the finely crafted songs that follow. His warm and cuddly personality is endearing and he says he makes a room full of new friends wherever he plays. Some say he is Herefordshire’s best kept secret (his wife would certainly like to keep it that way as she features in several of his songs!). The last twelve months have seen him develop a bit of a reputation – a good one – around the folk clubs. It’s unlikely he’ll be a secret for much longer.
“No frills, honest, singalong folk songs” – FATEA Magazine
Eva Rose a 14-year-old singer-songwriter from Rutland. Eva has already this year played the O2 in Islington and had two of her songs played on the Radio2 Country Show. Eva has been described as one of the most up-and-coming country artists and one to watch for the future. Eva is soon releasing her 3rd single called "moving on" and is the supporting act for Scouting For Girls and the Hoosiers this summer.
The Stiff Cats
With Dan Perrin on acoustic guitar and vocals, Paul Hemmings on acoustic lead guitar and Sam Barker on the cajon, The Stiff Cats play a mixture of rock and classic anthems ranging from the verve, to stereophonics to Florence and the machine.
The Old Grey Dogs
The Old Grey Dogs are considered to be the top bluegrass band in the UK today, playing a mixture of old and modern bluegrass and Newgrass from such artists as Bela Fleck, the Kruger Brothers and many others. They are in continual demand year upon year with the festival circuit, both bluegrass and folk festivals. The standard of musicianship is of the highest level and Barry Ford..fiddle and mandolin and Joe McIilvenny...banjo are both hailed as British masters on their instruments. Joined with Kevin McNally on Dobro and Ian Stark on guitar making for a great outfit.
The band has a thirty year history and continues to go from strength to strength, they are particularly known for their instrumental work going from bluegrass through to jazz, hard driving and exiting, a band not to miss!