East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here(2015) was fRoots magazine ‘Album of the Year’ and a MOJO ‘Folk Album of the Year’, with four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. Known for Kearey’s fierce, authentic delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music with its roots firmly embedded in the genre’s traditional, working-class heritage. The group have been widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk, and their skill in telling stories through song that reconnect modern audiences to the past – drawing unexpected parallels between then and now.
“Britain’s most exciting new folk band.” UNCUT
“SITW have grown and blossomed without sacrificing an ounce of what made them exciting in the first place” MOJO
“A diamond hard machine” Songlines
"The 'Town Musicians of Bremen’ folk trio of Andrew Lowings (Bouzouki) Leon Gormley (Guitar & Cittern) and Lewis Jones (Nyckelharpa & Melodeon) play with soul, humour and dexterity, producing sounds which are equally traditional and contemporary, and immensely enjoyable. One of the must-see live outfits for 2018"