9Bach

Songs

From 9Bach's second album - TINCIAN
  • 1 Ffarwel
  • 2 Pa Le?
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  • country:United Kingdom
  • region:Wales
  • style(s):Roots, World
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • artist submitted by:ATOM PR

Line up

  • Ali Byworth (drums)
  • Dan Swain (bass guitar)
  • Esyllt Glyn Jones (harp, vocals)
  • Lisa Jên (vocals, harmonium, electric piano)
  • Lou Bennett (vocals)
  • Martin Hoyland (guitar)
  • Mirain Roberts (vocals, electric piano)

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Horizons Stage (Special Focus)

9Bach's eponymous debut album of 2009 heralded a bold new direction for Welsh folk songs, with the exquisite, silken tones of Lisa Jen's voice imparting a new emotional life to some venerable traditional ballads, against a subtly unfolding sonic landscape, both brazenly edgy and smoothly opulent, starting from tinkling glockenspiel or droning harmonium and layered over with slabs of electric guitar, harp filigrees and the throb of drums and bass. In 2011, after a successful festival season, band-leaders Lisa Jen and Martin Hoyland travelled to Australia to work on a project with the Indigenous Australian performance group, The Black Arm Band Company, exploring themes of identity, culture and the preservation of language, which culminated in a joint performance at the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in London. 9Bach's second album TINCIAN will be released in the UK in May 2014