Aartwork play original fiery, liquid dance tunes with ambient vocals. They were formed out of playing with reggae influenced ceilidh bands down the years, and have existed since 2008 as a fiddle/guitar duo.
Expanding in the last year, the line up now consists of fiddle and recorder on melody, jazzy acoustic guitar, electric bass and cahon/drums in the rhythm section. They blend original Celtic style tunes with bluesy/jazzy grooves to create an ambient/dance feel. The genre is how it comes out, but seems to fit with Celtic Folk Fusion.
Based in Suffolk, the musicians originate as far a field as the Outer Hebrides to Nashville, Tennessee and musically from self-taught to classical concert and jazz. All this blends into the quite original sound of Aartwork.
Aartwork has been described as “a well balanced fusion of genres” and “trad folk meets balearic fusion”.
Their 2nd EP “Wind Over Tide” was released in 2016.