Louise Jordan is a young singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist rapidly making an impact on the UK acoustic music scene. She has a pure voice which melts the toughest of hearts and a delivery which unsettles the most discerning critic.
She is a natural storyteller thanks to an early career in education and children’s rights as well as her on-going interest in the many ways people overcome life’s challenges.
She said: ‘When I write music I want to convey feelings that the listener can identify with and understand and I hope that my music provides a safe place for people to explore these ideas so that something positive can come out of the experience.’
Louise plays guitar, piano and cello but her voice is most often celebrated as her trade mark: captivating, powerful and evocative.
Louise has completed three UK tours with performances alongside Ralph McTell, Barbara Dickson, Eliza Carthy, Phil Beer, Cara Dillon, Kris Drever and Richard Digance.
Sunjay Brayne is an up and coming performer who is a winner of the Wath Folk Festival Young Performers Award. Aged just 18 his performances have been described as “mature & confident” while his guitar playing has been hailed as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless”.
Born in Derby and raised in the West Midlands, he began playing guitar aged just 4. His early influences were Buddy Holly & Don McLean. But he added: “My dad was my first teacher, he taught me the stuff that he liked, so that included everything from folk to rock ‘n’ roll. After I got good at changing between chords my dad said, “Sunjay, you have to sing too”. I said “That’s easy!” then I found out how many verses there are to American Pie…”
He’s come a long way since then. And, after tonight, we are sure you will agree he is going a lot further!