Zach Kleisinger, John Charles and The Beautiful Barley Boys
There is a distinct vulnerability in Zach Kleisinger’s music. With a voice that is deep, slow, and soaked in sorrow, the young Canadian reflects on the human condition with stories that chronicle everyday moments. His second EP, I Hope It’s Calm, Then was released in March 2018 to much acclaim. The album has since garnered 250k+ streams on Spotify, landing in the popular Spotify-curated playlist, Folk & Friends. Back in the studio, Zach has completed two singles scheduled for release in summer 2019. He is no stranger to the road, having toured Canada three times and will close out the year with shows in the UK & Europe.
Mid Wales based singer-songwriter. Never knowingly uses a major chord.
The Beautiful Barley Boys
The Beautiful Barley Boys are a folk / Americana trio based in Shropshire. After 4 years gigging at venues and festivals around the UK, they released their first EP, ‘Couch’, in November 2016. The songs explore the challenges in navigating life situations and modern relationships. Their live repertoire includes world music (French, Spanish and Portuguese) as well as their own original material.
The band is made up of Sue and Joe, who perhaps uniquely are mother and son. They have been playing together since Joe was born. Sue claims she bred him especially but wishes he would wear more layers. Perhaps also uniquely, Lisa is Joe’s wife. She began passively-aggressively working her way into the band over a period of time. She is just glad to spend more time with her mother-in-law.
The trio’s broad experience of live performance enhances their lyrical interpretation, whilst rich harmonies and soaring lead guitar lines build a textured organic soundscape.