Not only is Jez one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs
are among the most widely sung by other performers. Jez first played the Stanford
in the Vale Folk Festival in 1990 and has remained a firm favourite ever since. In
2015 he was nominated in the Radio 2 Folk Awards for best singer and best new song.
Jez has been involved in various songwriting and collaborating projects and his involvement
in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads continues, with his song The Wrong
Bus singled out for inclusion on Radio 4’s Pick of the Year. Jez shows no sign of
slowing down, with tours of America, Holland, Australia and Canada lined up over
the next twelve months as well as numerous UK dates. As well as a supreme talent
as both a singer and a songwriter, Jez is one of the nicest artists we have had the
pleasure of engaging and we are delighted he will be performing for us this year.
SIVFF 1993 Sophisticated lighting rig going up!!!
Granny’s Attic are Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George
Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals), a folk trio who
play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three
young men are all exceptional musicians, fine singers and play a
Tom's repertoire hails from the sea, from traditional shanties to songs fashioned
out of his own seafaring background. With songs that have become folk standards;
known and sung wherever great choruses ring out. Tom accompanies himself on button
accordion and ukulele, but it's his powerful vocal style and infectious humour which
keeps audiences coming back again ... and again. Tom first appeared at SIVFF in 1992.
Les is a poet, best known for his comedic poetry and parodies of popular songs, but
he has also produced some very serious thought-provoking written work. He has published
77 books to date and has released 20 albums. His books typically feature a mixture
of monologues and comic songs, with a few serious songs. Les has created several
recurring characters and
range of traditional music as well as their own compositions. Formed in 2009, they
have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded
for their lively performances and maturity beyond their years in their delivery and
selection of traditional songs.
themes, including Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower,
Captain Indecisive, The Far off Land of Dyslexia and Spot of the Antarctic. He has
remained firmly rooted in the circuit of folk clubs and festivals where he has a
devoted following. Les first performed at Stanford in the Vale Folk Festival in 1987
and was a regular and popular fixture.