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 to perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

The Owls have released three albums, 'Dog Days Of Summer' (2021), 'Black House' (2012) and 'Outside The City Way Of Things' (2009), along with two EPs 'Graveyard Tree' (2017) and 'Tales of the Black House' (2011). 

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

"Absolutely lovely!"
- 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