"A vibrant new voice-to-watch on the folk scene" - FROOTS

English folksinger & bassist, performing stripped back arrangements of traditional songs on voice and acoustic bass guitar.

 

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My second EP Hollow is available now on digital download or limited edition CD on bandcamp.

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My debut EP Everybody's Gone To The Rapture - is available on digital download from bandcamp (limited edition CDs SOLD OUT)

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UPCOMING

 

Past shows

July 21st Summer Westival, West End Centre, Aldershot

July 13th The Ram Club, Thames Ditton (w/ Heidi Talbot & John McCusker)

July 4th St Michael's Folk Evening, St Albans

June 30th Folk On The Quay, Poole

June 3rd Jaz & Jul's, London

June 8th Home Farm Festival, Somerset

May 18th St George's Church (Brighton Festival), Brighton (w/ Lankum)

April 6th Grayshott Folk Club, Grayshott (w/ Connla)

March 21st D3W3, Alton

March 12th Green Note Cafe, London (w/ Allison Sleator)

February 1st Folkroom By Sea, Village, Brighton

2017

December 20th Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London (w/ Alice Zawadzki)

December 19th The Old Church, Stoke Newington, London (w/ Lisa Knapp)

November 19th New Unity, Newington Green Chapel, London

November 8th Green Note Cafe, London (w/ Harrow Fair)

October 17th Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

September 16th Sark Roots Festival, Sark, Channel Islands

September 13th Folkroom Fortnightly, The Harrison,  Kings Cross, London (w/ Kirsty Merryn)

July 28th Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambs

June 25th Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh On Sea, Essex

June 25th Made in East Village, Stratford, London (w/ You Are Wolf)

June 21st Folkroom Fortnightly, The Harrison,  Kings Cross, London (w/ Isembard's WheelThreaded)

June 16th Lost Horizons, Birkbeck Tavern, Leyton, London (w/ Emma McGrath)

June 9th Small Is Beautiful Festival, Machynylleth (w/ Ewan McLennan)

May 26th & 28th Alderney Performing Arts Festival, Chateau L'Étoc, Alderney

May 3rd The Unseen Hour (live podcast recording), Rosemary Branch, Islington, London (podcast episode here)

April 8th Grinagog Festival, Torquay

March 18th Winemakers Club, Farringdon, London (w/John Langan

February 26th Vault Festival, Vaults Theatre, London (w/Samantha Whates)

February 5th Sunday Sessions, Upstairs at Union Chapel, Islington, London (w/ Dana Immanuel)

January 25th What's Cookin', Leytonstone, London (w/ Miranda Mulholland)

January 18th Folkroom Fortnightly, The Harrison,  Kings Cross, London

2016

November 16th What's Cookin', Leytonstone, London

October 20th West End Centre, Aldershot (w/ Lynched) REVIEW

Press

'..perhaps Thom Ashworth is in the vanguard of a new generation of protest singers.' - Folk Radio UK

'Adventurous, exciting, and highly effective.' - FRoots

"My favourite EP of the year... it's innovative, it's subtle, it's atmospheric, it merits a much bigger stage." - Mike Brocken, Folkscene BBC Merseyside

'Once you’ve heard him, you won’t forget that superb tenor voice or the unique sound the tracks on this EP have to offer.' - Folk Radio UK

'...exceedingly skilful use of stripped back accompaniments, eliciting maximum musical and atmospheric impact...His interpretation of Tyne of Harrow is moving in its honesty and simplicity, which belies a carefully constructed arrangement with vocals, bass and percussion building atmosphere and pathos into this tale.' - Bright Young Folk

'...ends in striking style with a dark, minimal and spooked version of Sidney Carter’s ominous anti-war protest song ‘Crow On The Cradle’ - Folking.com