The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times.
Indvidually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth with tours of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Their debut album, She Rises is now available here and features a mesmerising mix of full speed traditional and original shanties.
“The Salts are destined for greatness, that is clear! Your collective sound is kick-ass tight and you gave our rafters the dusting they long needed!”-Steve Poole, Ram Club, Thames Ditton
“…… weirdly innovative & brilliant pirate folkers, The Salts…”- Daisy, 17 -iquitelikegigs.wordpress.com
“The Salts, sea shanties with attitude – brilliant!”- Martin Hall, children’s book writer
is a Wokingham singer/songwriter with a folk inspired sound, producing songs with heartfelt depth and lyrics that captivate the listener, taking them on an insightful and thought-provoking journey. As a winner of BBC Introducing, resulting in air play nationally, he has recently achieved widespread public attention following the video release of his percussive folk rendition of Guns N’ Roses track Paradise City. Not only did this go viral on social media, it was endorsed by the band themselves and has achieved recognition and air play from several US radio stations. He takes his musical inspiration and guitar-playing style from the likes of Passenger and Mick Flannery.
Tickets £8 in advance