Saturday 10th May
Polly Paulusma & band, Jane Taylor and John Ward & Mario Price
We've known about Lowestoft based John Ward for some time now as he has built up an enviable live reputation from performances in countless venues all over Britain, Germany and Southern Ireland. Highlights include a spot on the television coverage of the Cambridge Folk Festival as well as numerous radio appearances.
John has been described as an energetic, passionate and spirited performer who successfully combines a good deal of humour with some very thought-provoking songs. But while he has built up a reputation as a fine solo performer he has also worked for the last ten years as a duo with outstanding violinist Mario Price. A talented musician since childhood his inventive improvisation and sensitive harmonies are a wonderful accompaniment to John's songs.
"His recent 'Water on the Stone' showed a songwriter and performer of maturity and depth" - Time Out
Jane Taylor has a voice that literally leaves your spine tingling. Since launching a solo career in January 2002 at Bohemia’s “Acoustix” Club, this Bristol based singer-songwriter has been receiving a good deal of attention for her unique style of acoustic folk-jazz-pop, hypnotic vocals and introspective lyrics.
The Bristol Music magazine, Decode, included her single, ‘Blowing this Candle Out’ on their compilation CD. It was recorded at Channel House Studios in Bristol, and offered her a chance to work with one or two of the most respected musicians in Bristol, including Massive Attack’s guitarist Angelo Bruschini. Her EP, “Barefoot” has just been released and has received great reviews all round. The icing on the cake was being invited to play at Glastonbury Festival as part of her UK tour.
"…with only a guitar for protection, an angelic voice and a twinkle in her eye, she had us in the palm of her hand, as she played to a stunned silence…simply outstanding." - Get Rhythm
Please visit the various artists' websites and check out their releases and upcoming gigs. If CD sales at the end of the gigs are any judge of quality, you will not be disappointed.