The Stoned Cherries release their debut album

Stoned Cherries

The Stoned Cherries are a folk band with a twist. Their material is a mix of original songs, traditional tunes and the occasional cover. The band is rooted in traditional and modern folk genres from England, Ireland, North America and the Caribbean, but 60s and 70s prog-rock influences can also surface in some of their material. Their lyrics are carefully crafted, while stage shows are full of energy and have a touch of Tabasco about them. The Cherries create a close relationship with audiences and have a relaxed line in banter and humour.

Baked In A Pie is their debut album release, recorded at the Cobnash Studios in Herefordshire, and features fourteen tracks, a mix of traditional and original tunes and songs, one of which, ‘Witches Flight’ is now the signature tune for the Saint FM Folk Show.

They are: Aly May from near Bromyard, Herefordshire – whistles and backing vocals; Dave Evans from Knightwick, Worcestershire –  acoustic and electric guitars,  mandolin, lead and backing vocals; Matt Donaldson from Clun, Shropshire – bass guitar, foot drum, acoustic guitar, piano accordion and backing vocals; Roger Pugh  from Bromyard – acoustic guitar,  mandola, spoons, lead and backing vocals. Dave and Roger write the songs and original tunes.

The band has been together for about three years in their current line-up. Past bookings have included Fishguard Folk Festival, The Green Man Festival, Clun, Ford Fest near Market Drayton, Worcester Music Festival, England’s Gate Beer Festival, The Globe at Hay-On-Wye and many village halls, folk clubs and pubs in Powys, Cardiganshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire, Leicestershire and beyond. Going forward, with the release of Baked In A Pie, more dates and festival appearances are currently being booked.

“Very much enjoyed the Stoned Cherries at Hereford Live – good to hear that you’re live, local and original which are the boxes we like to tick!!”  BBC Hereford and Worcs

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‘Rosalind’ from the album Baked In A Pie:

Gabriel Moreno And The Quivering Poets announce their new album

Gabriel Moreno

Gabriel Moreno and the Quivering Poets announce the follow up to 2017’s critically acclaimed record Love & Decadence with a full length album available on iTunes, Amazon, CD from 19th October 2017.

Gabriel Moreno is a poet and songwriter whose guitar playing style is rooted in his native Gibraltar whilst his songs have their foundations in British and American, modern musical structures. During the recording of his album, Love & Decadence Gabriel Moreno had gravitating towards him some of the most interesting musicians in the alternative folk scene of London and Barcelona to form what would be known as The Quivering Poets.

Heavily influenced by poetical lyricism of Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan, the band’s Mediterranean rhythms fused with folk arpeggios have provided the basis for their increasing popularity on London’s Alternative Folk scene. Farewell Belief typifies Gabriel’s character-driven storytelling, set against crafted violin motifs and flowing Spanish guitar.

The album will be supported by a launch party at The Old Queen’s Head, Angel, London on the 19th October and with tour dates throughout September and October in the UK before moving on to dates in Barcelona and Moreno’s home town of Gibraltar.

“On his latest album, Farewell Belief, Gabriel Moreno’s gentle, poetic lyrics are enhanced by the accompanying instruments. The fiddle in particular soars above and around the words superbly. I can hear touches of Leonard Cohen in several of the tracks on the album.” – Jane Clayton, West Norfolk Radio

“Perceptive, passionate, prolific & Poignant. …solid and authentic sound that warms the heart and the soul.” – John Flannery, Art Speak, Soho Radio

Artists’ website:

‘Rosalind’ from Farewell Belief :