“Luxuriate in the gentle warmth, subtlety and natural contours of its suitably organic sound – the six men make some very sweet music” – God Is In The TV Zine
“Dry humour and anecdotes of awkwardness and heartbreak help create an intimate, playing-in-your-front-room feel. Quietly spellbinding.” – Soundblab
Matthew Sturgess, who performs as 'The Silver Reserve', plays delicate, sparse music on a classical guitar with songs about out-of-body experiences, monogamy, small-town community Facebook pages and much more. Backed by his band they create dense, layered atmospherics around the tender songs at their core. It's music that doesn't rush and takes its sweet, sad time to unfurl and sneak under the skin.
FAVELA & KLUSKA
With poems and rhymes set to jangly guitar rhythms and often a cappella, confidently spitting out thoughtful observations of life and the people and the town he loves, he holds attention effortlessly.
Although not as political, there’s resemblance to Billy Bragg and to Sleaford Mods. With Hip Hop influence he also draws influence from such as Bob Marley, Jeff Buckley, Lou Reed, Pattie Smith and Richard Ashcroft.
Expect a chaotic beautiful display as he invites you into his world.
He will be accompanied by the talented Lucy Kluska on violin she brings a depth and almost haunting element to the songs and has written some new materiel to add to the set.
'Could be lost Muddy Waters, Tom Waits or even Elvis tapes that he has unearthed and passed off as his own'.
A soulful, passionate and gritty singer-songwriter, with a powerful vocal and a unique song writing talent he is not to be missed and his future looks set to be a bright one. Signing to Ajar Records for his debut eponymous album released in 2017 he has been very busy ever gigging around the country ever since! 2019 looks set to be another big year for Mark who is currently working on his second album and there are lots of gigs and festival appearances scheduled in the build up to it’s big release
Edie Boon (guitar, vocals) and Lucy Bacon (violin, vocals) combine vocal harmonies, powerful violin melodies and gentle guitar to make a sound which has been described as 'summat a bit different’. Just emerging onto the Leeds scene, Blue Nudes are a best friend duo who met studying music at Leeds Uni. Describing themselves as' sad boi folk', their set contains a combination of originals and traditional folk songs from the UK and US, with themes including queerness, powerful women, and birdwatching.