Well after seeing their picture on the cover of fRoots with their modesty preserved only by a careful positioning of their (musical) instruments, we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but hey they remained fully clothed and gave us some great music!
Hopefully not too many Goose people saw half the Goose (clue: It wasn’t Nyge) fall over whilst bopping at the side of the room ……anyway, here’s some blurb about them …..
Mawkin:Causley was/were formed when somebody had the inspired idea to combine Mawkin with acclaimed singer and ex-Devil’s Interval member Jim Causley.
As well as Jim on vocals, the band consists of brothers Jamie Delarre (fiddle) and David Delarre (acoustic guitar), plus Danny Crump (electric bass) and Alex Goldsmith (melodeon). Together, they merge west to east (from Essex, Suffolk and Devon), tunes and songs played with attitude – the result breathing youthful vigour and energy into folk-inspired music.
Channel 4 Online has this to say about them: “Those wicked Essex rascals, Mawkin, have joined forces with the honey-voiced Jim Causley to form one hell of a boyband! One of the best instrumental outfits to emerge in recent years, Mawkin have a string of festival and concert appearances under their belt.
Bringing Jim Causley on board is a master stroke, as his gorgeous baritone voice is the perfect foil for their the cleverly textured tunes and energetic performances. A unique collaboration not to be missed.”
Mojo Magazine described them as “Unconditionally Mighty.”