Old Time Sailors / Matthew Gibb / Lucy Shau / BrothersSea / The Meadows
Old Time Sailors Fri 22nd Jan 2021
Old Time Sailors are a flashmob musical show designed to take the audience back in time through an unforgettable trip to the 19th century. We offer every member of the audience a copy of the Sunday Sailor, our own newspaper shaped program which includes the lyrics to all our songs (plus personalized postal stamps!) in order to sing along and become a Sailor for one epic night! Our crew is composed of 17 musicians playing fully unplugged to ensure the most authentic experience (we can also play plugged). We offer a 3 hour show including intermissions to relax and have dinner with friends and family (the show can always be shorter if needed). Over 40 songs and tunes where the audience will sing and dance surrounded by drunken Sailors, witnessing an astounding show unmatched in this music genre. Everything will take place within our magnificent stage set, designed to give the audience the sensation of being inside a 19th century vessel (the show also works perfectly fine without the stage set).
Matthew Gibb Fri 22nd Jan. 2021
18 year old Matthew Gibb has a voice beyond his years and is an adept guitarist. He’s a crowd pleasing entertainer
who has proved popular with audiences wherever he’s played. Over the past 6 years he has busked and played in
venues in the UK and Ireland. His experience includes
- Winning the inaugural Jim Diamond award for best young Scottish musician
- Played live on BBC Radio 1
- Played at Stirling Castle’s Hogmanay 2017
- Appeared on STV Glasgow’s Riverside show
- Performed at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last 6 consecutive years
- Finalist in the Young Scot Awards 2015
Lucy Shaw Fri 22nd Feb 2021
Lucy Shaw is a 21 year old singer songwriter and guitarist from Birmingham. She has already accumulated a wealth of experience in the music industry, including performing at festivals such as: BBC CarFest North and South (2017, 2019), HowTheLightGetsIn Festival 2019, Statfold Barn Festival 2019, Lunar Festival 2018, Gilwell 24 Festival 2019, Worcester Music Festival 2018 and more. Lucy has headlined her own shows, performed around the country and been a support act for established artists on their European and Nationwide tours including Mahalia, Jerry Williams and Ben Ottewell. She seeks to take her audience on a story telling journey through her acoustic folk-pop style.
Lucy has released four singles on Spotify and is set to release two more over the next six months. These tracks have received national radio play from stations such as BBC Introducing West Midlands, BBC Introducing Hereford and Worcester, Touch FM Radio, Switch Radio, Brum Radio, Island Radio and many more.
Lucy was a winner of GT’s Records ‘Young Entertainer of the Year’ (2015), finished in 6th place out of 96 entries in the national ‘Stripped Back’ singer-songwriter competition (2016), and finished in 4th place out of 100 entrants in the national ‘Search for a Star’ competition (2018). Lucy has been likened to artists such as Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift, Lucy Spraggan and Kate Nash.
Brother Sea Fri 22nd Jan 2021
Kris Lannen /Harbottle & Jonas / Richard Trethewey
Kris Lannen is a singer-songwriter from Scotland who has lived in Cornwall for the last 20 years. His song-writing could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through his now home turf of Cornwall where he adds a sense of his own ties to the region and especially its deep Celtic heritage. His last band, The Grenaways, won Kan Rag Kernow (Song For Cornwall) in 2017, with a song Kris wrote called, Ster Kosel, which means, Quiet Stars, in the Cornish language. The Grenaways have also toured extensively around the UK and Ireland and represented Cornwall at the Interceltique Festival De Lorient in 2017.
Kris recently formed, Brother Sea, a collaboration with the acclaimed Devon based folk duo, Harbottle & Jonas, and, Richard Trethewey, a prolific Cornish song-writer and multi-instrumentalist. They are touring Scotland together in March this year.
Kris will be joined on the Danny Kyle Stage of Celtic Connections on Friday 1 February by Cornwall’s, Lizzie Pidmore, on fiddle and the talented double bassist, David Bowden, from Glasgow.
The Meadows Fri 22nd Jan. 2021
Melody Meadows/ Fantasia Meadows / Harvey Meadows / Titania Meadows
The Meadows are a Wales-based multi-instrumentalist Folk band. Their album, ‘Force of the Tide’ was awarded Fatea Debut Album of the Year 2019 along with receiving a nomination for Best Album at the Sound Board Magazine Awards.
During 2019 to early 2020, the band took to the road with their ‘Force of the Tide’ debut album tour which received high critical acclaim, with the siblings weaving between lively reels and rich vocal harmonies. Delving into the seafaring heritage of the British Isles, the album ranges from the beautiful Welsh language maritime lullaby ‘Si Hei Lwli Mabi’ to reimagined sea shanties and uptempo instrumental tunes. Curtailed by lockdown, the band changed direction to focus upon recording an original album for 2021 release, alongside working in the studio with the legendary Steve Balsamo who has written a standalone single for the band.
While unable to go and see the artists live during lockdown they are still able to bring you their music via all their social media so please go and check out how busy they have been writing and performing their music during this difficult time for all artists