Serious Child is songwriter and roots musician Alan Young from West Sussex. He draws from a wide range of acoustic musical influences from folk to pop to bossanova to explore the world around us with a poet’s ear for emotion and a comedian’s eye for everyday detail.
“brimming with vigour and style” ⭑⭑⭑⭑ RnR
“the year’s first home-grown album of depth, vision and commitment” ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Spiral Earth
“taking acoustic rock to new levels” ⭑⭑⭑⭑ Maverick
“a jamboree of versatility and melody” Featured Album of the Month, Folk Radio UK
Andy Ruddy is a 31-year old singer songwriter from Bradford, currently working for the charity Give A Song performing to vulnerable people in lockdown. In 2015 he released his debut album ‘Everything Is In Order’ with the help of ex-Shed Seven musician Fraser Smith. It was a surprise hit, peaking at No.6 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. The following year he was nominated for ‘Best Unsigned Male’ at the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards and by 2018 had released his second album ‘Vital Signs’ which charted at No.12. His more recent music has featured on the series finale of BBC1’s The Syndicate and been played at Bradford City, his beloved home team.
Somewhere between Jazz, Folk, Gospel and Americana there’s an area of music that doesn’t have a name. With a cartographer’s attention to detail, Kirsty McGee – a wandering maverick and spellbinding live performer with a voice that has been described as having the texture of smoke and velvet – has spent the past fifteen years and seven albums mapping this place, tracking the common origins of song.
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