Current cover stars of fRoots magazine, Stick In The Wheel are a uniquely English folk trio. Featuring multi instrumentalist Ian Carter and singers Rachel Davies and Nicola Kearey, they specialise in distinctly London-centric, rarely heard traditional British folk songs- their repertoire includes pieces up to 400 years old. They seamlessly combine this deep link to the past with their own compositions- it’s the second time we’ve had them at our Sunday Sessions, we hope to see a lot more of them.
Stick In The Wheel onstage at 9.15 pm
Hickory Signals are Brighton-based Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti. They take inspiration from the folk music of Britain and Ireland and the USA. Performing original music as well as interpretations of traditional tunes. Citing influence from Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Lady The Moullettes, O’Hooley and Tidow amongst others, they use a combination of vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel and percussion to create their unique take on a traditional folk sound.
Hickory Signals onstage at 8.15 pm
Inspired by musicians Andy McKee, John Smith and Paul Curreri, Nick Harris combines delicate finger picking and percussive guitar playing with distinctive lyrical storytelling. Harris’ vocal style is warm and emotive, and his guitar playing highly technical, yet melodic. His recent debut album “Chimera’ features collaborations with Ted Dwane of Mumford and Sons and Emma Gatrill of Mariner’s Children, and brought him successful appearances at Glastonbury and Wilderness festivals.
Nick Harris onstage at 7.15 pm