We were delighted to welcome Shadrack Tye to their first booked gig at the Goose, supporting Rory McLeod, and we hope not the last!
If you have been to our singarounds or to our club nights, you may well already know Shadrack Tye, who have come down on many occasions to treat us to a song or two 🙂
South London based, they are all members of the same family, each with many years professional experience. Since the Summer of 2010 they have been playing at venues in London and the south west, in both duo and trio line-up, to great acclaim from audiences and promoters alike.
The line-up consists of Tina Longford (vocals, violin, recorder and percussion), Sam Robson (guitar and vocals) and Paul Robson (violin, mandolin, English concertina and vocals)
Their combined talents produce a vibrant approach encompassing the bands’ eclectic musical tastes. They blend skill and finesse with punchy rhythmic riffs and innovative harmonies resulting in a fresh and sometimes quirky approach to their chosen material – mostly folk songs and traditional material but also early music, modern songs of different genre and anything else they fancy putting their personal stamp on!
In addition they perform Tina’s original songs which range from whimsical and amusing through to intense and moving,with lyrics that sometimes reflect personal experience while always seeking to evoke shared emotions and experiences.
In Summer 2011 Shadrack Tye played their first festivals, with sets variously described as “fantastic”(Paul Burke – Purbeck Festival) and “entertaining and beautifully crafted” (Bob Ford – Wessex Festival) and have performed in the Folk Rising series at Cecil Sharp House.