SINNOBER is the mercurial jazz-folk-rock fusionist creation of multi-instrumentalist song writers Sebastian & Natalie Brice. Their 2015 eponymous debut LP was swiftly followed up by 2016’s Little Wars and the duo soon began to grace the UK’s most essential playlists – including BBC Radio 6 Music – whilst cutting a swathe of passionate reviews in the process of national touring. Promptly claimed as BBC Introducing’s Artist of the Week following the release of their latest album, Projection (Indefra Records), SINNOBER’s new LP features guest drummer Dave Smith (Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters) and cellist/composer Heather Truesdall. This vividly personal work of poignant simplicity and unaffected charm exposes the unabashed eloquence of bare bones songwriting distilled into its most vital form.
23rd March @ Shaftesbury Arts Centre, UK
26th May @ Fire FOLK Bath, UK
Co-founded by Heather and formed in 2008, Jetsam is a five piece ensemble with a distinctive sound which draws on backgrounds in classical contemporary music, electronic and dance music and songwriting. Over the past seven years, Jetsam has developed a unique approach to composition, collaboration and performance which is responsive and collaborative; we create bespoke, distinctive pieces which are rooted within a particular context and respond to people, places, relationships, ideas, briefs and commissions. The range of our work is broad and diverse. Our first EP Tides was inspired by time spent as an ensemble in Bali, the Gambia and Japan. This EP represents a period in which we developed our sound, formed our identity as an ensemble and honed a unique approach to group composition. The commission of Disruption enabled us to experiment with a more integrated approach to electronics, dance music and acoustic sound. This work was a collaboration with dancers, fashion designers and concepts of Japanese aesthetics which resulted in a second recorded album as well as live performances. Our most recent project is a collaboration with writer and psychogeographer Gareth Rees. A Dreamlife of Hackney Marshes is an exploration of place through spoken word, song, improvisation and a more intimate approach to electronic and acoustic sound.
Corner Pieces is made up of 6 like-minded musicians who have made the west country their home. They bring together a wide range of musical experiences having toured with Robert Plant, The Puppini Sisters and Valerie June. Featuring originals, Americana, folk and jazz standards that are full of melody, grooves and sonic possibility!
Rosanna Schura - vocals, Martin Kolarides - guitar, Sam Crockatt - sax, Dave Smith - drums, Will Harris - bass, Heather Truesdall - cello
Heather has played with Welsh singer/songwriter Deborah Rose, whose emotive, timeless voice has been described by folk legend Judy Collins as “one of the finest I’ve heard”. In 2014 they played together at Cropredy Festival and recorded a session for Whispering Bob's Under the Apple Tree.
More about Deborah Rose here
Heather has recorded two albums with singer/songwriter Caddy Cooper, Outside the Wire and Snapshot. Caddy Cooper is a West Australian acoustic blues and folk singer songwriter. This self confessed troubadour weaves an irresistible tapestry with vivacious melodies and poignant stories of the souls encountered on her travels. Caddy entices her audience into the most intimate and exhilarating of emotional landscapes with tales of life, love, loss and the fragility of the human condition.
More about Caddy Cooper here