The Paper Circus are a Midlands based acoustic and folk band. They are influenced by such bands as Bitter Ruin, Florence and the Machine, Loreena McKennitt and Tori Amos.
Vocals/Keys: Jen King
Guitar: Suraj Nagar
Cello: Jim Park
This will be the last time Jim performs as a full-time member of the group, so be sure you do not miss this opportunity to wish him well in his “retirement”.
Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …
Formed in November 2014, they are Flossy McDougall, Geoff Veasey and John Kearney. Flossy sang and recorded previously in Pennyroyal along with Linda Dickson and Sue Dixon. Geoff sang and recorded previously with Black Parrot Seaside. John is a respected singer/songwriter originally from Cork, with a previous background in pretty well everything from Punk to Country. Flossy plays a bit of guitar and John plays rather a lot. All three like colourful stage clothes.
John B Smith
John’s photographic skills have made him a welcome sight at many a club and festival.
His poetic skills are what we seek from him in his guise as a performer, however, and he will not fail to entertain.
Thrup’nny Bits (Des Patalong, and Gareth and Barbara Wyatt) is a three voice unaccompanied harmony group singing traditional and contemporary folk songs with some Early Music and humourous songs for good measure.
They like to feel their performances have light and shade.
Pete performs regularly, and with acclaim, at numerous folk clubs in the Midlands. Songs from the 60s and 70s are his forte, but he wanders into other areas, too, with great success.
They are a husband and wife acoustic duo from Nuneaton in Warwickshire who musically joined forces when Ceejay joined Karen’s band ‘KKB’ as a lead guitarist. When the band split they decided to carry on performing together. Separately they both have long histories of being in the music industry.
Karen is a singer/songwriter who has been performing for over 30 years, as a solo folk artist and both with a jazz band and a rock and roll band.
Ceejay, also a songwriter, has performed in bands and duos for over 30 years.
And your hosts, of course, are
Finger In The Jar
Formed especially as the host group for Atherstone Folk Club in June 2013, Finger In The Jar are Anne & Steve Beeson and Phil Benson.
Finger In The Jar perform as a group, as duos and as solo artists, depending on the songs being sung.