DKOS Artists 29th Jan 2024 :- Bartok Thins. – Arthur Coates & Kerran Cotterell. – Justine Beverley. – Haver Quartet. – Venue As A Boy
Peter Lennon and Helen Frater Lennon. Returned to Glasgow in 2017 after working and performing in Southern California with the band Soundlounge, including, appearing at festivals and venues across the state of California, including, Mammoth Blusapaloosa, Beverlyt Holls Concert Series and Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles, and on their return, as, Bartok Thins, performing on stages at a number of venues and festivals across the West of Scotland. Last year we were invited to interview on Celtic Music Radio and perform a live set, as part of Celtic Connections and last year, opening for HORSE McDonald on her Same Sky Album tour
Bartok Thins write and perform, all original material, and have previously individually toured with, and supported acts such as, Bert Jansch, Paul Jones & The Blues Band, Dave Kelly Band, Manny Charlton, John Martin, Sensational Partyboys Dave Arcari and Gun.
Arthur Coates & Kerran Cotterell
Arthur and Kerran are carving out a name for themselves with their unique style, rooted in Quebecois traditional music fused with songs from around the British Isles and North America. Their creative choices and syncopated melodic rhythms are a testament to their talent and great synergy. These multi-instrumentalists and vocalists are making music that is thoughtful, conscious, and driven. They excite, motivate, inspire, comfort, and spread love and joy to all those that hear them.
Arthur Coates is an acclaimed UK award-nominated musician who began
playing the Violin at the age of 7. He later attended the ‘Aberdeen City Music School where he studied Violin and Piano. Arthur eventually found his
calling for Quebecois traditional music which he continues to chase. He released his debut solo album ‘Focus’ in June 2019, a project that heavily featured original material.
Kerran Cotterell is an energetic and melodic Guitar player who leans on his vast and varied musical experience to create timeless works of art that are refreshingly unique but are still deeply grounded in traditional folk music. He has garnered plaudits having performed on the main stage of the Cambridge Folk Festival, as well as the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.
Together, Arthur & Kerran produce a versatile mix of sound through instrumentals and song featuring various instruments, including Fiddle,
Guitar, Bouzouki & Feet Percussion. They create a sound that is often surprising to the ear but still remains true to the roots of traditional music.
Born in France in the early nineties, she fell in love with country music at a young age, influenced by her mother’s taste in music. Country music took on more significance on an end-of-high-school family roadtrip across the West Coast of the United States, where it was non-arguably the soundtrack of their summer. Since then, country music has been evocative of adventurous holidays, wide-open spaces, and an encompassing sense of honest storytelling.
While on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia, Justine participated in Open Mics over the country, acquiring a certain taste for live performing. Upon her return, she took it upon herself to learn how to play the guitar, but it took a few years for her to gather the courage to perform in Glasgow, her new playground. Over the past year, shes become part of the supportive Glaswegian music community, and taken inspiration from her favourite singer-songwriters over the world to write her own songs in both French and English.
Charlotte Perkins – Brianna Berman. – Sagnick Mukherjee – Peter Phelan
Haver Quartet is a genre-defying ensemble committed to bringing the joy of live music to as many people as possible across Scotland. The group formed in January 2023, having met in Nevis Ensemble, a radical street orchestra. Known for engaging performances, innovative arrangements, and a down-to-earth style, Haver Quartet pushes the boundaries of quartet playing, juxtaposing classical repertoire with original tunes and fresh takes on folk music from around the world.
Committed to community music-making, the quartet brings performances and workshops to people wherever they are, from schools and museums to traditional concert series.
Venus As A Boy
Venus as a Boy aka Cameron Phair is a singer songwriter born and based in Edinburgh , Scotland. his writing style reflects his surroundings growing up on the beach front of Portobello Edinburghs seaside.Swooshing waves of vocal melody and harmony would suit a description of his sound with atmospheric acoustic overtones that have been likened to Del amitri , Crowded house and Aztec camera .with a rip tide of of influences such as Jeff Buckley, The smiths, and Bruce springsteen and and zero 7. Cameron cut his teeth in the singer song writer scene of Edinburghs Old town, auld reekie as he likes to call it. one of his most familiar songs shares the same name, it’s an Edinburgh anthem. spaces to play and to listen were scarce but he was asked to utilise a space unused in a hide away bar down a side street you would miss if you blinked. Live @ the Loft was born and has been a nursery for Edinburgh’s up and coming songwriters now for coming on Ten years currently recording his debut album cameron continues to tickle our tympanic membranes by releasing singles as often as he can until the album is ready for release in the new year.with three albums chalked up so far his current single ADHD is a tribute to his late dingoes of ADHD / ASD Aspergers ,he is raising money for Autism initiatives Scotland