Folk & Roots
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Seth Bye - Fiddle, Accordion, Vocals
Chris Roberts - Guitar, vocals
Contemporary Celtic Folk:
The music of Filkin’s Drift takes inspiration from medieval monks, Africa, Cuba and their native folk traditions of Wales and Gloucestershire. Seth Bye (fiddle) and Chris Roberts (guitar) began working together in 2018 and were quickly accepted onto the esteemed Live Music Now and Music in Hospitals and Care programs. Their unique writing style has rapidly seen them becoming one of the most sought after duos in the West Midlands.The duo are currently recording an EP of self-penned tunes to be released in 2020. They have been fortunate in receiving mentoring from folk greats including Joe Broughton (Urban Folk Quartet, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and Dylan Fowler (Alaw, Celtic Guitar Journeys, Taith). This versatile talented duo will undoubtedly become a festival favourite.
Seth Bye - Violin
Dan Cippico - Bass
Sam Baldwin - Electric Guitar
Alexander Hernshaw - Cajon
"A fine new folk/fusion band with fantastic fiddle-driven energy and musicianship. Not to be missed!" - Johnny Coppin - singer/songwriter and presenter of the Acoustic Show on BBC Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire
Gathering Tides have a completely fresh approach to traditional and contemporary music from around the world. Weaving together folk, jazz, rock and more, this young and innovative band transcend genre labels. Their unique lineup of fiddle, electric guitar, bass and cajon means they slip effortlessly from heavy riffs to fiery fiddle tunes, or from smooth improvisation to klezmer.
Meeting at the prestigious Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, each band member brings a unique palette of sound to the band. Seth Bye (fiddle) has been performing on the folk music scene for many years, bringing the foot-stopping fiddle tunes to Gathering Tides. Sam Baldwin (electric guitar) has roots in progressive rock music, bringing power and drive to the band's sound. Dan Cippico (bass) has a wide compositional practice, including electronic recording, free improvisation and songwriting, he brings the jazz and feel-good vibes to Gathering Tides. Alexander Henshaw (cajon) has a passion for funk, folk and samba music, bringing the groove to the band.