Founded in 2010 at Camberwell College of Arts London, collecting influences from a number of singer/songwriters from the 60’s and 70’s. Using harmonising vocals and a blend of different instruments they create their own mixture of alternative folk.
Whilst playing regularly around London and the rest of the UK including the Smugglers Sessions in Kent they released their first EP last year and completed a two month tour of Holland, Germany and France. This year they are set to play at a host of small independent festivals and we are proud to welcome them back to Folking Around!
Ghost Town Showdown
Having cut their teeth in various brass, jazz and indie bands, Ghost Town Showdown was formed when the trumpets, amps and drums were packed away and the acoustic stringed instruments were unleashed. Honing their sound by busking out on the London streets, the band has since gigged extensively throughout the UK. They have appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival, performed at opening night celebrity galas, and can often be found gigging around London and the south east. They write and perform their own songs.
In true bluegrass style of keeping-it-in-the-family (in a purely legal sense), they are brothers Colin and Phil Attrill, and cousin Simon Roberts.
Daniel Gadd is a songwriter from South Africa. He lived in Spain for a year before moving to London in 2015. Some of his biggest influences are Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon & The Tallest Man on Earth.
His first album ‘As if in a dream I drifted at sea’ was recorded by the ocean in Kalk Bay, Cape Town and sounds of the street, birds and passing trains can be heard blending into the songs. Best listened to when the rain is a-fallin’, the wind is a-howlin’ and your one true love just sailed away to Italy.