“Powerful stuff” Steve Wright BBC Radio 2
“Pretty damned impressive” Simon Mayo / BBC Radio 2
“One of the most beautiful session ever, stunning” Bob Harris
“They just blew me away…” James Santer / BBC Introducing
“Cambridge show stealers… the real deal” Mark Radcliffe
Wildwood Kin are an acclaimed anglo/americana trio from Exeter in Devon comprising of two sisters, Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney. The music is a mix of their own beautiful and thought provoking original songs with a few stunning arrangements of some better known covers. Their voices meld perfectly in effortless and sublime close harmony and they accompany themselves on a range of acoustic instruments.
In 2015 the girls were shortlisted for a major BBC Radio Music Award and in 2016 their debut single Warrior Daughter spent several weeks on the Radio 2 playlist. Their tracks have notched several million streams on Spotify.
They also feature on every track on Seth Lakeman’s top 2016 top 20 album “Ballads of the Broken Few” produced by the legendary Ethan Johns.
They headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Somersault festival and played numerous festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Beautiful Days as well as a headline tour in the Alps. This year they toured extensively and supported Texan band “The Oh Hellos” and UK Folk Legend “Seth Lakeman”and they start 2017 at Celtic Connections in Scotland.
Having just completed a UK wide support tour with Ward Thomas, they have a busy summer of festivals in Summer 2017 including the Avalon stage at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and the Blue Balls festival in Switzerland.
Having just signed to Sony’s newly revived “Silvertone” label, hey are currently recording their own album due for release in 2017.
Known throughout the industry as an accomplished songwriter, Clara has collaborated with numerous chart topping writers and artists. Having honed and developed her skills both as a creator of expertly crafted music and as a captivating live performer, it is now Clara’s turn to take her place in the limelight, showcasing her outstanding vocal ability and story telling prowess, seamlessly delivered with personality and flair.
Clara Bond has built a loyal and dedicated international fanbase, most notably through her videos of cover versions performed in her own inimitable way. Her videos attracted the attention of the EMMY award winning American presenter and broadcaster Ryan Seacrest, who described Clara as having ‘one of the best covers on Youtube’.
This ongoing digital buzz soon led to a full live band performance for BBC Introducing, an exclusive appearance for The Telegraph and her music being featured in work displayed at the Cannes Film Festival. 2017 has already seen Clara perform with her band at the C2C festival at the O2 Arena and added to the longlist for the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Artist Competition. Although Clara’s sound can be interpreted in many different ways, her songs retain a wide appeal that can be enjoyed by music lovers across the board.
LUCY & THE CATERPILLAR
Lucy & the Caterpillar is a name you might be familiar with, having been a regular around the north’s music scene a few years ago, earning herself much mainstream press in the process and playing alongside the likes of Adele, Florence and Laura Marling among others. After taking a brief hiatus, spending time opening her own vintage boutique shop in Hebden Bridge – which is also named ‘Lucy and the Caterpillar’ – and launching her own clothing label ‘Lucille’, Lucy is now back with new music, and better than ever. The first tracks included on the forthcoming “Coming Back Home” EP demonstrate a refined vocal and Lucy’s most intimate lyrics to-date. An impressive return.