MIKE WILSON & DAMIEN BARBER at Edinburgh FC / EFC
As two of the finest exponents of traditional song in the UK it is hard to believe that these relatively young men have a combined 60+ years experience of performing.
Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien Barber is a stylish and distinctive singer either unaccompanied or accompanying himself with guitar or concertina. Although Damien has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he has retained his strong East Anglian identity.
Mike Wilson is the youngest member of The Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings, who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East of England rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern.
Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Peter Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.
Under The Influence is chock full of nothing but great songs brilliantly sung (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2)
Damien Barber's sound, style and presence combines the best of Peter Bellamy and Nic Jones (Dirty Linen)
The Wilsons are what they are, they do what they do and say what they say, it's very direct and I love that (Dick Gaughan)
The Pleasance Cabaret Bar (View)
Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
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