About Owl In The Sun
Owl in the Sun play a home-grown blend of self-penned americana and gypsy-jazz influenced songs. From the heart-warming to the dark and edgy, the gentle toe-tapping to the downright dance your socks off. Expect infectious melodies and luscious vocal harmonies over a line up of upright bass, acoustic guitars, accordion, fiddle and flute.
Members Colin Cain (guitar, vocals), Cathy Crozier-Cole (double bass, flute, vocals), Kate Bridge (fiddle, vocals), Tim Crozier-Cole (guitar, vocals) and Damon Bridge (accordion, percussion) have been making music together since 2009, and have performed at festivals all over their native West Country, as well as receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 and 2 and being selected for the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival. The band has recently released its new EP 'Graveyard Tree'.
Glastonbury Emerging Talent Showcase (2010), Finalists in the UK Isambard Nu-Folk Award (2011), BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury (2011), Finalists in Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition (2012), BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 airplay (2010-2012), Featured in ‘Top 30 bands pushing the roots music envelope in Europe’ by the American magazine Alternative Root (2013).
Festival appearances include:
Bath Fringe Festival, Bath Folk Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Bristol Acoustic Music Festival, Bristol Harbourside Festival, Bristol Balloon Festival, CarFest South, Exeter Acoustica, Fanny’s Meadow Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury Calling Festival, The Green Gathering, The Larmer Tree Festival, New Forest Festival, Poole's Folk on the Quay, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, South Petherton Folk Festival, Sunrise Festival, Westbury Arts and Music Festival
“Like a hot French jazz band of the thirties, backing up Jacqui McShee and John Renbourn…theirs is an effulgence to match the sun” - Americana UK
- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"The band are brilliant!”
- Greg James, BBC Radio 1 (BBC Introducing)
“Owl in the Sun play folk music with a gentle sway that hints at a turbulent force lying just over the hill on the next wind”
- The Alternative Root Magazine
“A band to look out for at the summer festivals”
- Maverick Magazine
"Song-orientated, lots of acoustic instruments, emotions and energies from outside the city way of things”
– Bath Fringe Festival