Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2016 – Friday Night Concert
Start your 2016 Festival weekend with a night out at our Friday Concert, Tickets £10 from www.strawbear.org.uk
In concert this year are three great acts:
SUNJAY – You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 22 years.
Exposure Music Awards Triple Nominee 2014
British Blues Awards Nominee 2014
“Sunjay is very much the man of the moment. Not so much the flavour of the month as the flavour of the year.” – Living Tradition
KARA ….. a “unique and innovative” folk quartet from Hertfordshire, England, have a distinctive sound combining original material with Russian and British folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes; featuring Daria Kulesh’s charismatic vocal delivery, Kate Rouse’s haunting hammered dulcimer and harmonies, Ben Honey’s driving guitar and Gary Holbrook’s soulful accordion. With a growing reputation for spirited and warm live performances, they are championed, in particular, by The Telegraph (Best Folk Albums of 2014 List) and R2 Magazine (Best of the Year 2014).
GILMORE AND ROBERTS…… are Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle). They have released four albums together since 2008 and received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention in 2011.
They have received many accolades including a ‘Best Duo’ nomination at both the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Spiral Earth Awards, a ‘Song of the Year’ FATEA Award and first prize in the Acoustic/Folk category of the UK Song writing Contest.
Conflict Tourism is the fourth album from this multi award-winning duo following a year of touring in mainland Europe, Canada, and their native Britain.