FLEETWOOD CAVE: New traditions from Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave

Date/Time Sun 19 Feb 2017 7:45 PM

Price Online - £10 + £1 booking fee; On The Door - £10

Website: http://www.fleetwoodcave.com/

Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr. They share a love of performing live and for honest, expressive and original interpretations of traditional music from around the UK, combined with their own original material. They have between them played festivals and clubs across the country and overseas solo and with bands including TRADarrr, the Jigantics, Cave, ColvinQuarmby, Little Johnny England and Feast of Fiddles.

Marion Fleetwood (previously with ColvinQuarmby, Little Johnny England etc and currently The Jigantics, Feast of Fiddles and TRADarrr), released her first solo album last year, Holding Space, which received 5 star reviews in Fatea and Folk and Roots amongst many others and has had international and UK air play.
She is a multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter and has played many folk and roots festivals including Fairport Convention’s Cropredy, Broadstairs, Warwick, Ely etc as well as folk clubs all over the country and overseas, either in one of the bands she has been or is part of or as a solo artist. Her voice has been described as mesmerising and Ashley Hutchings MBE has said ‘she ranks as one of the finest singers in the country.’

She has joined forces with fellow TRADarrr member and singer songwriter Gregg Cave, who also released his solo album Old England Grown New last year (also receiving great reviews) to form Fleetwood Cave.  Gregg has appeared on BBC introducing (‘very special’) and has performed as part of Cave at venues throughout England. He is currently lead male vocalist with TRADarrr, who opened Cropredy festival in 2015 to great acclaim (certainly from the TwickFolk volunteer in the audience).

Their debut album as a duo, ‘People Like Us’, was Crowdfunded in 8 weeks and recorded over 5 days in a village hall in Northampton. It includes new material from both Marion and Gregg, along with one cover – Fairport Convention track ‘Wizard of the Worldly Game. Friends of the pair joined them to complete the recording and include Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Anna Ryder, Edwina Hayes, Debs Earl and Chris Cleverley.