Ward and Parker are John Parker previously of JCB song fame in Nizlopi and Cliff Ward, founding member of folk super group The Willows. After being thrown together by Stu Hanna to form The Megson Band back in 2016 the duo now seem like an act destiny brought together.
Between them hold many years experience on the stage and are excited to be performing together. JP has worked with a huge number of acts over the years and performed extensively all over the world with acts such as Ed Sheeran, Kate Rusby, Newton Faulkner, Nick Cave, Polly Paulusma and Jake Morley
to name but a few!
After many years compiling a long list of songs Cliff felt the time was right to start going out playing them and John was onboard from the outset. The combination of JP’s beautiful soaring double bass and beatboxing style accompanying Ward’s songs and guitar playing is the perfect mix and is not to be missed.
“Your voice was sweet and joyful. Bass playing was remarkable. Overall sound great. Best act for me at the festival!” – Ian Murray, Ely Folk Festival 2018
Alternative, acoustic, jazz, folk pop with influences from John Martyn, John Butler, Newton Faulkner and more… Expect a diverse set from upbeat pop to soul searching songs of love and loss and all performed with fine musicality and a real sense of two musicians both performing in the moment.
Ted Jevans is a singer-songwriter performing original material influenced by blues, folk and punk. After releasing his latest record, Plein Air, he is now touring new and old material with his new backing band, The Underpaid.
With support from Emma Spray
Keston Cobblers Club return after a two year Hiatus with a special, intimate UK headline tour to celebrate the release of their fourth studio album ‘Siren’. Join them on the 4th of April at The Portland arms for a night of foot tapping and Rambunctious folk.
“What a fantastic discovery” Bob Harris, BBC / legend
“Rambunctious folk and joyous elemental pop” The Guardian
“Ear-worm melodies” Financial Times
“Wondrous….hugely accomplished” fRoots
“Every song is an absolute killer…They’re terrific” Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
“One of the best new discoveries I’ve made” Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music