GPS Music Artists

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GPS Music Artists

GPS Music Artists is now working with Regent Music

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Regent Music

Artist Representation for:

Michael Chapman
Rod Clements  
The Coal Porters  
The  Gren Bartley Band
James Findlay
The Liberty to Choose
 Joseph Topping  & The Vagrant Kings
Luka Bloom
 The Unthanks
Lúnasa
The Hut People
The Young'uns
Danny & the Champions of the World
Polly and the Billets Doux
The Paperboys
Fairport Convention (non UK)
Del Barber
Gary Stewart Presents: Graceland

 

Agent: Graham Smout 

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 Agent: Phil Simpson

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Phone: +44 (0) 1539 528 808

Fax: +44 (0) 843 2653829

 

Michael Chapman www.michaelchapman.co.uk

This self-styled old white blues guy from Yorkshire is one of the most under-rated heroes of our time. He has a unique English melancholic perspective and an emotive guitar style .....

Brilliant guitar player and superb melancholy songwriting spanning 40 years on the road:  “Chapman shared with JJ Cale a penchant for understatement, smoky vocals and beautifully tasteful guitar, .… and to his devotees like the late John Peel they've never been anything short of an inspired commentary on the human condition " Guitar & Bass Magazine.

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James Findlay - The James Findlay Trio www.jamesfindlay.co.uk

After winning the 2010 BBC Young Folk Award James released the 'Sport and Play' album in February 2011 to great critical acclaim. Since then James has released another Another Day, another story, & is currently working on a fourth album with his new band. It is set for release on Fellside Records in mid  2014.

James' enthusiasm lies firmly within the English tradition, amply illustrated by the three fine albums he has recorded so far.

"Bloody hell, what a voice! " Jon Boden

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The Coal Porters www.sidgriffin.com

"...the fantastic spirit and great music of the Coal Porters...featuring Sid Griffin, a man of many parts, some of them still working..." Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)

The Coal Porters are an exciting and dynamic acoustic folk/bluegrass combo with a DYNAMITE LIVE ACT featuring Kerenza Peacock –  fiddle and vocals; Paul Fitzgerald - banjo and vocals; Sid Griffin - vocals, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp;  Tali Trow, bass; Neil Robert Herd guitar and vocals.

This autumn The Coal Porters record their sixth acoustic album for release  in early 2015 in plenty of time for the festival season

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Gren Bartley - The Gren Bartley Band www.grenbartley.com

Gren Bartley sits on the edge of the ever growing link between English and American folk music. He explores the whole range from traditional English songs to the darkest American blues ballads. Add to this his impressive songwriting with "a depth and insight of someone twice his age" and you will find an artist that is sure to be an important contributor to the roots scene for many years to come.

Gren Bartley is available for solo and band bookings  and has a tour lined up for  2015 to accompany the release of the new  album. Other dates are also available including all festivals. Gren also has an amazing new band, featuring gorgeous strings, keys and harmony vocals.

www.grenbartley.com

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Luka Bloom (UK only)

Luka Bloom's UK bookings are handled by GPS Music

Luka has enjoyed more than twenty years of success worldwide. Since the release of one of the all time Irish classics 'Riverside' recorded in 1990, people from all corners of the globe have embraced the true beauty of this remarkable musician. He has a catalogue of quality recordings that any budding songwriter would aspire to.

Luka is available for festivals and occasional shows at venues seating from 200 + and he will play a solo acoustic show.

For Bookings Contact Graham Smout at Regent Music
t: 01575 637880 
m: 07971 073 938

Joe Topping - Joe Topping & The Vagrant Kings

Joe Topping is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Wirral, whose musical journey so far has been as colourful as it has varied. Joe has always been surrounded by music. Many  influences filtered down to Joe who plays anything from traditional British folk music to Delta blues slide guitar. Joe also “has a gift to write songs that will last and that others will want to sing” John Wright. And “one of the most beautiful voices I have heard” Chris While. At gigs you are just as likely to hear him playing the mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica, dobro or banjo as you are the guitar.

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'The Liberty to Choose'
Showcasing songs from the landmark collection,The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs' Featuring Brian Peters, Lucy Ward, James Findlay & Jackie Oates .

The Liberty to Choose is a very special performance showcasing songs from the landmark collection, The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. Under the direction of distinguished singer and musician Brian Peters, three of the best young performers on the current folk scene – Jackie Oates, James Findlay and Lucy Ward – combine to perform a selection of traditional songs, including several familiar titles in intriguingly different versions.  First recorded in 2013 on the CD of the same name (Fellside Records FECD257) the arrangements run from ensemble pieces with fiddles, guitar and melodeon, to stunning unaccompanied singing and vocal harmony.

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Graham Smout has a strong link with the following artists who he had represented through GPS Music.

Graham can still offer to place these artists independently

Wilful Missing
The Hall Brothers  
Judy Dunlop

 


Wilful Missing (non exclusive)

From Bradford, West Yorkshire, Wilful Missing are a great experience live or on record, with beautifully arranged songs featuring Mandolin, Cello, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Accordion, Bagpipes, Cajon, Drums, Bass, Smacked Electric Guitar, Penny Whistle and Albert's Whistling!

For Bookings Contact Graham Smout 

 The Hall Brothers  (non exclusive)

Popular Yorkshire acoustic folk rock band, The Hall Brothers, celebrated 20 years of acoustic music last year.  2012 promises to be a great year with a new live CD, recorded at their sell-out 20th anniversary concert at Otley Courthouse

"a blur of heart-warming songs, beautiful guitar playing by Duncan, and John Carey's violin pyrotechnics...a night I shall remember for the rest of my life" - Joe Grint

For Bookings Contact Graham Smout


 Judy Dunlop

Judy Dunlop has performed and recorded with some of the folk world’s best luminaries including Simon Nicol, Chris Leslie, Phil Beer, Steve Nightly, Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Ashley Reed, Chris While and Julie Matthews.

Her beautiful, wide-ranging voice has inspired several young female singers currently on the British folk scene including Hannah James and Jackie Oates.

As a solo performer she leads the audience through a kaleidoscope of story-telling from contemporary and self-penned songs to haunting traditional ballads for which she is so well respected.

'Judy's voice is absolutely stunning and she is as moving a performer as you're ever likely to see' Maggie Boyle

For Information  Contact Graham Smout


To enquire about or book the above artists please call 01535 637880