2020 ACTS TBC
Last year's Feel Good Festival featured live music on both the Friday & Saturday night and featured the following talented artists...
• Melanie Baker • Emaline Delapaix • Reuben's Train •
• Burnt Horse • Beth Florence • Jon Fazal
Melanie Baker is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Penrith. Her catchy folk-pop songs are a hit online and she's proving to be a successful live musician, playing gigs regularly around Cumbria. Her debut EP "Strangers" hit #2 best-selling preorder on the iTunes singer/songwriters charts and thanks to her loyal online following she has now had over 80,000 streams on her songs on Spotify
Emaline Delapaix is an Australian singer, composer and musician who lives in Berlin Germany with her big orange Canadian cat Reece. She spends a lot of time writing intense folk pop for piano, acoustic guitar, celtic harp and sometimes whatever else she has lying about the place. Some say she sounds a little like Kate Bush or Tori Amos, but she also loves a lot of Scandinavian music: music that invokes the weather like storms and warm sunsets. Emaline's lyrics explore the human condition and thought provoking topics such as mental health, animal rights, feminism, sexuality as well as love, nature and adventure out on the open road.
After a difficult year of illness and depression, in 2010 Emaline decided to quit her day job in Toronto Canada, moving to an isolated fixed caravan in rural Eastern Germany close to the Polish border where she taught herself to play 3 instruments and lived for a year and half before settling in Berlin as a professional musician. Since that time she has performed over 500 shows all over Germany, Europe, Australia and Canada, creating a dedicated following and becoming well known for her raw and passionate live performances. In Spring 2015, she made her film debut as a silent narrator and composer for the Arte German/French Television documentary 'Helden der Zukunft' (Heroes of Tomorrow), an environmental film set in the future looking back on the current crises we are facing today.
While on tour in 2019, Emaline is looking forward to showcasing songs from her new mini album 'With Every Beat' which will be released in Spring. The CD will come in recycled, handmade packaging, featuring music recorded in Scandinavia and Europe on concert piano, guitars, synths, mini würlitzer and celtic harp including locations in Berlin, the New Forest England and the mystical Faroe Islands. Apart from some winter recording at the wonderful Studio Bloch in Tórshavn capturing some Nordic ambience, the record is 100% DIY; a labour of love which was played, recorded and mixed by Emaline and her partner Lukas with a few guest musician friends on cello, trumpet, viola and French Horn. Drawing on many influences from folktronica, art pop, traditional folk, and even a little soft symphonic metal on the song 'Turmoil of Winter', the new record is a sonic soundscape interlacing stories and thoughts about current world issues, dealing with social media addiction, animal rights, the lack of female role models in mainstream music, mental health, and the memory loss and death of a beloved Grand parent with Alzheimers disease. Although at times melancholy, the music is still positive…the closing track 'Every Beat' is "a kind of mantra to help dissipate negative mental thoughts and body anxiety, instead drawing on the strength we hold in our bodies to fight dark forces and move forward in the world.
Aside from music, Emaline is also a vegan and animal activist who regularly gives a % of her CD sales to local animal shelters while out on the road.
ON THE WEB
https://soundcloud.com/emalinedelapaix/sets/songreel - Recorded Music
https://youtu.be/BK-qby5x87I - Emaline Delapaix Live Video Reel
https://youtu.be/binqXsyGktA - New Single 'With Every Beat'
Burnt Horse are a four piece band playing an eclectic mix of Folk and Americana covers by artists such as Neil Young, The Staves, The Waterboys, Crooked Still and Fleet Foxes.
Using a variety of instruments (cello, harmonica, fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukulele) and beautiful close harmonies they weave together layers of sound to create a magical atmosphere.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!
'With foot-stomping banjo licks, beautifully honest lyrics and tight harmonies, Reuben's Train will delight your senses with their eclectic and insightful songs.'
Jon Fazal is a singer-songwriter based in London. His music is characterised by poetic lyrics, whilst retaining a sense of the off-hand and everyday. With songs evoking adventure and longing, he has played up and down the country and received plays on both national and local radio.
You can find out more about Jon on his website, HERE
'An acoustic songwriter with a distinctive voice and heartfelt lyrics....'- Sound and Music Magazine
"The songs bring the notion of a nomad hopping onto a freight train regaling tales to the wind" - This is Most Definitely Now
'A mature approach to the entwinement of melody and lyric.'- Miniature Music Press
'In this music, there is a delicate intensity guaranteed to melt your heart' - BBC Introducing