In 2014, Brighton-based troubadour Jinnwoo (aka Ben Webb) released his debut ‘Your Baby’ E.P. and a string of singles, title track ‘Your Baby’ as well as ‘Solo Man’, ‘You Should Be Feeling This Elliott’ and ‘I Am, I Am The World’s Oldest Man.’ The releases collectively garnered coverage across The Guardian Guide, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, 405, For Folk Sake – among many others – all accumulating in Jinnwoo being named one of The Independent’s ‘Faces to Watch 2015’.
Jinnwoo’s charms are evident immediately on listening to his spooked folk songs. His distinctive, fragile vocal and confessional reel are laid bare on stark folk soundscapes which glisten with carefully placed haunting string arrangements and Jinnwoo’s exceptional acoustic guitar work.
His debut album 'Strangers Bring Me No Light' released 2nd September through Cargo Records.
"Jinnwoo: the most singular new folk talent I've heard in some time..." - The Independent
"Jinnwoo: confessional gothic Folk..." - The Guardian
"Jinnwoo: a true original!" - Clash
Sussex-based folk duo fast making its mark on the local music scene. Atmospheric songs inspired by everything from sea shanties to Child's Ballads.
"Laura had the audience spellbound with her astounding vocal range."" - Bill Brown, Shoreham Herald
"It's raw folk music pulsing through the woodland and echoing from the top of a hill" - Paul Tyldesley, storyteller
"Lead singer Laura Ward has one of the most pure and beautiful folk sounds I’ve heard in a long time. With a lineup of banjo, flute, guitar, harmonica and vocals Hickory Signals quickly became one of my most exciting finds this month. With the delicate musical orchestration which gently cradled the purest vocals of Laura Ward, Hickory Signals drew the whole audience in to the story, lyrics and instrumentation of their set." - Eva Howells, Brighton's Finest
Classically trained Double Bassist and Mezzo Nina Harries combines songwriting with avant garde improvisation and dark comedy to create a theatrical and very weird one woman show.
"Both the operatic and the f*cking weird!" "Come and discover what one woman and her double bass can do! " - Woodburner