Moseley Folk Festival Line Up for Friday

Moseley Folk 2017 - Amy MacDonald

AMY MACDONALD

Famous since the age of 18, Amy Macdonald’s ten years in music have seen her have 4 top 5 albums in the UK. Asked whether he had helped shape Macdonald’s public profile, her manager and first producer Pete Wilkinson told HitQuarters “girl sits at… Read more

Moseley Folk Festival 2017 - The Magic Numbers

THE MAGIC NUMBERS

The Magic Numbers hailed their arrival with a self-titled, Mercury-nominated debut in 2005. The album reached the top 10 and went double platinum, quickly making the band, who are formed of two brother-sister combos, a household name. On The Magic Numbers, Romeo Stodart took… Read more

Moseley Folk Festival 2017 - Seth Lakeman

SETH LAKEMAN

Barely anything used to be or still is written about Seth Lakeman without reference being made to his appearance. Nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2005 and winner of Singer of the Year and Best Album at the BBC Folk Awards, this unusually good looking chap… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Courtney Marie Andrews

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

Born in Arizona, and now settled in Washington State, Courtney Marie Andrews is still just 26 but ‘having begun touring in her teens and barely stopped since’ she carries herself with more confidence than many of her age. Her most recent album Honest Life,… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - John Moreland

JOHN MORELAND

Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, John Moreland produces music that is very influenced by his geographical and personal roots. Born in Texas and raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family, he moved to Oklahoma at a young age, via Kentucky. Having performing his first gig… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Nadia Reid

NADIA REID

In 2015 Auckland-based singer-songwriter Nadia Reid’s debut album, Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs dissected a recently ended relationship. Finding layers of failure and hidden motives, Reid’s outlook on love appeared somewhat hopeless but her lyrics were couched in a warm delivery and… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Nap Eyes

NAP EYES

Nap Eyes’ 2014 debut Whine of the Mystic was described by Pitchfork as “a drinker’s album, for the kind of drinker who does so alone, publicly, poring over popular 11th-century tomes”. Their reviewer went on to say of songwriter, singer, and rhythm guitarist Nigel Chapman’s… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - John J Presley

JOHN J. PRESLEY

John J Presley is a born raconteur who has been taking his tales on the road with the help of drummer Dan Maiden-Wood (ex-Anna Calvi). He’s caught the attention of DJs like Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens and has drawn plaudits aplenty in a… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Ren Harvieu

REN HARVIEU

Ren Harvieu was signed to Universal Music at the age of 18 after being introduced to Grammy-winning record producer Jimmy Hogarth of Amy Winehouse and Duffy fame. He produced her first album Through the Night, which was released in 2012 when she was 21… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Diabel Cissokho

DIABEL CISSOKHO

Hailing from Senegal, Diabel Cissokho is from a long line of griots and with his family band has performed with such esteemed artists as Fela Kuti, Youssou N’Dour and Manu Dibango. In West Africa, a griot is a member of a class of travelling… Read more

Moseley Folk 2017 - Culture Dub Orchestra

CULTURE DUB ORCHESTRA

Condensed down from Culture Dub Orchestra, a large World Roots Dub band based in the Midlands, with influences from all parts of the globe, CDO (Quartet) looks at the genre through a new lens. With dub still firmly at its core, this smaller ensemble… Read more

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THE COMMENTATORS

The Commentators say it as they see it – all the world as sport. Once The Commentators’ radio commentary brought major sporting events into the nation’s living rooms. Now, having fallen on hard times, they bring their same unquenchable optimism to commentating on anything and everything except professional… Read more

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ASHLAND

Ashland is a Midlands based acoustic, folk and roots duo with Kathryn Marsh on vocals and David Sutherland on guitar/vocals. The idea for the duo came from Kathryn’s search for a musician willing to learn songs penned by her father; songs which helped form many… Read more

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ALICE DILLON

Alice Dillon is a folk and traditional artist born and raised in Kings Heath, where she also recorded her debut album, On a Green Growing Tree. In 2016 she was selected for the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards and has since been played… Read more