Spiral favourites, The Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009.
Now in their ninth year, the evolving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica infused dance grooves. Roving Crows comprises; Lead vocals from Paul O’Neill and Caitlin Barrett, Paul’s electric and acoustic guitars, Caitlin’s fiddle, Loz Shaw on electric 5 and 6 string bass, keyboards, guitars and clarinet, and pumping percussion from Tim Downes-Hall.
Formed in 2009 by Barrett and O’Neill, the band have created 3 albums; ‘Bacchanalia’ 2012, ‘Deliberate Distractions’ 2013 and the latest, ‘Bury Me Naked’ which was released in Spring 2017 and to critical acclaim from across the world. The former two releases were produced by Nick Brine (Ash, Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Seasick Steve) at Rockfield Studios and ‘Bury Me Naked’ was self-produced with Loz Shaw handling the engineering. They have wowed festival audiences from Cambridge and Trowbridge to Cheltenham Jazz Festival as well as numerous headline appearances in France & Ireland.
They are about to embark on a run of live dates, and if you haven’t seen them live, you really REALLY should ….
‘Great party music – I love this band’ – Paul O’Grady, BBC Radio 2
‘Really individual Celtic folk rock group’ – Mike Harding
Catch them live on the following dates:
Sat 24th – Market Theatre, Ledbury
Wed 28th – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham
Sun 4th – Talking Heads, Southampton
Fri 9th– Cromer Pier Theatre.
3-6th – Australian Celtic Music festival and award ceremony
Sat 2nd – Caen, France
Fri 8th – Umberleigh Village Hall
Sat 9th – Cornwall Folk Festival fundraiser, Wadebridge Town Hall
Fri 15th – The Brindley Theatre Studio, Runcorn
29th – Swingfields festival
30th – Market Lavington Village Hall – summer sounds