DKOS Artists 28th Jan 2024 :- Authentica. – Cody Feechan. – Emily Lockett. – Jack Houston & Band. – Mosaics
Authentica – Luxembourg
Authentica is the stage name of Martina Menichetti, a versatile singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who blends folk and global traditional music with an energetic stage presence. Her music serves as a cultural bridge, introducing Luxembourg’s folk music to international audiences. Martina explores ancient tunes, stories and legends with a contemporary perspective, infusing them with the richness of flutes, evocative soundscapes, guitars, and dance-inducing percussion. Strongly influenced by Celtic and Latin music, her sound is uniquely enriched by her fluency in seven languages.
Martina has performed with artists like Carlos Núñez, Dan Ar Braz, Anxo Lorenzo, she was a member of the band Dullemajik and has performed on stages like the Luxembourg Philharmonic Concert Hall, TEDx, and Zeltik Celebration, opening for artists like Sharon Shannon, Mànran, Skipinnish, and Red Cardell.
Cody Feechan is a singer-songwriter from Scotland who has been noticed for her unique, husky vocals and subtle Scottish lilt that shines through in her songs. Her music is best described as Folk Rock although some of her songs have been described as sounding a little Country!
Over the summer Cody has travelled all around the UK performing at festivals including Beautiful Days Festival, Fringe by the Sea, Celtic Connections, Butefest, Eilean Dorcha Festival, Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, to name a few. She also joined Peat & Diesel on the main stage at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival prior to Travis taking to the stage.
Emily is an independent British country pop/rock musician and singer/songwriter based in Stoke-on-Trent/ Manchester. She’s been described as a mix of Taylor Swift meets Avril Lavigne! Her original music has received praise from the likes of Maverick Music Magazine with her last 2 EP’s being awarded 5 stars (out of 5) and 8 out of 10. Emily was also a semi-finalist in the 2022 The Liverpool International Song Contest (a.k.a.The Road to Nashville) songwriting competition with my track “Do You Wanna Go Out?” making the top 50 out of 20,305 song submissions.
As regards live performances, she has opened for international and touring country/Americana and folk artists such as – The Hoosiers (UK), Robert Vincent (UK), Jessica Lynn (US), Emily Barker (Aus), Madison Violet (Can), The Sara Beth Trio/Royal South (US), The Devon Worley Band (US), Jess & The Bandits (US) and Morganway (UK).
Emily has performed at major festivals such as Latitude Festival, The Black Deer Festival, 110 Above Festival, The British Country Music Festival, Foodies Festival and Manchester International Festival.
Jack Houston & Band
Donegal fiddler, Jack Houston, has been surrounded by traditional music from a young age. His playing is heavily influenced by the fiddlers of Donegal, and a love for the shared culture and music of Donegal and Scotland inspired Jack to attend university in Glasgow, where he immersed himself in the Scottish traditional music scene.
In his multi-instrumental debut solo album, ‘Ómós’ (the Irish word for tribute), Jack plays traditional tunes and new compositions to pay homage to the people and places of his formative years. In December 2023, Jack and his friends from Donegal and Scotland brought his music to the live stage in extremely successful album launch gigs in both Donegal and Glasgow.
Mosaics is comprised of Alex Wilson (lead vocals), Liam Napier (drummer), Jack Bryce (rhythm guitarist), Roy Jarvis (lead guitarist), and Duncan Lawrie (bassist). The band got together at the end of 2019 and wrote their first EP in the months that followed. 2020 put all plans for gigs and recording on hold, but the self-titled EP was eventually released in the spring of 2021, with singles Next To You and Hula proving particular favourites.
Since then, the band have gone on to play all across the country, from King Tut’s in Glasgow to The King’s Theatre in their hometown of Kirkcaldy -supporting illustrious acts such as The Lottery Winners and Dancing onTables along the way. In the last year, mosaics filmed their first ever musicvideo for the single Can’t See You Tonight, and played their first big headline show at PJ Molloy’s at the start of 2023.
Looking forward, mosaics are beginning a new chapter with the release of Love Again and Part of You – the first two of three singles set to be released over the coming months. Add to the mix the announcement of another headline show at PJ Molloy’s, and the boys could not be more excited for the future.