ARDLEY Nr Bicester IOTA
September 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The vibrant IOTA merge the solo talents of Tom Jones-mentored Voice 2014 finalist Sally Barker with multi-instrumentalists Anna Ryder and Marion Fleetwood. All three play guitars, sing and write the songs as well as performing a smattering of well chosen cover tunes.
Midlands musicians Anna and Marion also play cello, French horn, keyboards, fiddle, accordion and banjo.
On their debut album ‘O YEH YEH !’ IOTA show off their excellent writing and performing skills.
A video of song ‘Downfall’ can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf_3n0uFxF0
Individually they are highly skilled performers, admired by many fellow musicians, together their mix of sublime harmonies, humour, poignant songs and whacky sense humour bring us a fabulous new band !! Sally Barker (vocal, guitar & percussion) sang to millions as Tom Jones’ finalist on The Voice UK but the singer-songwriter has entertained for years as a member of revered fem-folk group The Poozies, of the re-formed Fotheringay and as a solo artist supporting Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Richard Thompson. Sally Barker brings any song gloriously to life. Anna Ryder (vocal, keys, accordion, guitar, banjo & french horn) is a musical dynamo; an original and inventive singer-songwriter with a musical style that, although based in folk, spans an array of genres. Amongst others Anna has worked with Fairport Convention, Eddi Reader, Julianne Regan (All About Eve). With a voice which has been described as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘siren-esque’, the blazingly dynamic Marion Fleetwood (vocal, fiddle, cello, guitar & percussion) is a highly respected multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Best known as a member of TRADarrr and as a former member of ColvinQuarmby and The Jigantics. All three write, sing and sway in perfect harmony and each is a seasoned performer of the UK Folk/Rock scene. IOTA evoke the spirit and musical energy of the Roches whilst channelling the Supremes, Destiny’s Child and Charlie’s Angels!! “I’m so excited that three of my favourite singer/songwriters and performers have formed this great new trio. They are fab!! And I love all of em” Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention
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