The debut solo album ‘Chewing The Fat‘ out now, explores Gavin’s musical heritage and actuality, navigating the lay-lines between the London Irish and Fermanagh.
The collection of originals and traditionals features guest musicians Tommie Black-Roff, Seamus Gavin, Jez Hellard, Dominic Henderson, J Eoin, Órlaith McAuliffe, Hugh O’Neill, Adrian Lever, Paddi Benson and Tad Sargent. Buy the new album on Bandcamp as a physical copy or download.
Folk trio TEYR evolved out of London’s thriving session scene, combining bothy ballads, focsle shanties, folk tunes and Irish poetry. Their unique blend of voices and instruments draws links between the many sounds of the Celtic and British isles. Featuring close vocal harmonies, fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, low whistle and accordion, and influenced by the great folk musicians who’ve come before, TEYR (‘3’ in the Cornish language) have honed their craft and thrive on weaving their diverse threads together.
Their acclaimed debut release Far From The Tree is a distillation of two years of playing, writing and wrangling. Recorded with the assistance of celebrated producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson), the “Excellent debut album” (The Independent) blends originals and reworked ballads, displaying the full breadth of the trio’s innovative and distinctive sound.
Described by Folk Radio UK as “High-energy brilliance”, James Gavin, Dominic Henderson and Tommie Black-Roff are three of London’s finest new breed of folk musician. After extensive touring in England, Scotland and Ireland, they look set to establish their name and unique musical mix on the world in the year to come.
The Rad Orchestra sing and play hypnotic tunes on guitar, ngoni, viola, violin, fiddle, bass and percussion. They take inspiration from time- honoured song writers, minimalism, global Folk, Blues & Soul.
Their self titled debut album will be released on the 30th of November 2018.
The Rad Orchestra consists of:
Amy Jane Hosken: Viola
Louise Gibbens: Violin
James Gavin: Violin, Mandolin , Guitar
Paul Greenstein: Guitar (via Australia)
Duncan Noble: Bass
Max André Rademacher: Vocals, Guitar, Ngoni
Lawrence Hill: Percussion
Richie Stevens: Drums