Archived Wednesday 15th April 2015 - GAVIN DAVENPORT with TOM KITCHING - at Faversham Folk Club, The Chimney Boy

Faversham Folk Club
Gavin Davenport
Tom Kitching
Ticket Price £7 / £8

A finalist in the Fatea Awards 2013 for Male Vocalist of The Year and a winner of a 2013 fRoots Album of The Year position for The Bone Orchard, Gavin Davenport has in a few short years become “a major rising star of the folk scene” (R2 Magazine)

His bold, distinctive vocals, multi-instrumental skills wrapped around a unique, percussive guitar style and a knack for stark, contemporary songwriting unite the best of the oral tradition with a modern relevance and an incisive eye for detail. Splitting his time between London and Devon, Gavin’s contemporary material draws on his deep knowledge of traditional material.

His songwriting and performance have drawn plaudits and admiration from some of the biggest names of the folk scene, and his songs are sung by other well respected performers. His recorded material has led to comparisons with artists as diverse as Chris Wood, Jim Moray, Martyn Bennett and Tony Rose. He is a winner of the John Birmingham cup for newly composed song and as a member of the Albion Band was nominated for Songlines and Fatea awards in 2013 as well as winning a Spiral Earth award.

His latest album ‘The Bone Orchard’ was a former Folk Radio UK album of the month, featured in fRoots magazine’s playlist and has received superb reviews throughout the UK music press, described already as “one of the best releases of 2013″ (Bright Young Folk) it is a compelling collection of traditional and newly composed material that shows real respect and understanding for the deep roots of the English Folk Tradition.

In a successful nine year career, Tom has worked with numerous singers and bands, including Pilgrims' Way, Gavin Davenport, Jon Loomes, Gren Bartley, and Albireo. He has tutored at Folkworks Summer Schools, and has lead numerous workshops around the country. Heavily involved in the dance scene, and veteran of over a thousand gigs, he stands at the leading edge of the English folk scene. His style is English at heart, whilst encompassing elements of many other traditions. It is a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth.

In 2015, he will release his solo album, 'Interloper', a deeply personal project to capture the state of the English instrumental tradition and define the role of the fiddle within it.
Tom is also a much in demand fiddle teacher in the North West of England.

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