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Elbow Jane
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Image: Elbow JaneAbout Elbow Jane

Elbow Jane have now secured themselves as one of the UKs premiere acoustic live acts.

They have played main stages at festivals and clubs countrywide winning a loyal following and national acclaim from fellow artists, directors and radio stations 2008 saw them personally invited to play at Chris While & Julie Matthews ‘Party on the Lawn’ and sign to Fellside Records for the recording of their new CD album.

Their unique blend of bazouki, mandolin, guitar, keyboards and percussion is complemented by expressive vocals and wistful harmonies 2009 is set to be another groundbreaking year seeing the release of their latest CD 3 Side Island with tour dates at many clubs and festivals

Kev ByrneKev Byrne
Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

Kevin has performed with numerous groups, solo artists and productions. He has been the song-writing force behind many projects including The Hedgehogs – who were voted “Best New Band” by Radio City Liverpool, and had their very own sell-out BBC Radio Merseyside Concert.

He has also played alongside and supported such artists as Jools Holland, Mike Silver and Allan Taylor.

Chris Chesters Chris Chesters
Bass Guitars

Chris has given the “bottom-end” to many theatre productions, acoustic and jazz artists including stage shows such as Evita, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar & Oliver.

He has performed at many venues across the country including the Wirral International Guitar Festival, Numerous folk festivals, and Biddulph’s Folk In The Park.

Steve FinneganSteve Finnegan
Percussion

Steve has appeared with numerous bands and touring productions as both drummer and percussionist – from folk to heavy rock, from jazz to classical.

He has played on both local and national radio and other appears in other bands such as 'The Barlows'.

Joe ToppingJoe Topping
Vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica
A first class singer songwriter and performer in his own right, Joe has toured the folk clubs and festivals on his own and with various groups including The John Wright Band and The Tom Topping Band as well as touring with Joe Wright.

His outstanding warm and expressive vocal is complemented by wonderful guitar and mandolin playing.

Richard Woods Richard Woods
Guitars, Bazouki, Vocals

Richard has played alongside and supported various artists over many years. From Wining “Young Performer of the Year” at Fylde Folk Festival, he has appeared on BBC 2 and BBC local Radio stations.

He writes and performs solo, and has supported artists such as Kate Rusby, Allan Taylor at clubs, festivals and main stages up and down the country.

Website: www.elbowjane.com

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