ACOUSTIC “DOUBLE HEADER” at the Canopy Theatre, Beccles, Suffolk – Sat 31st October – 8 p.m.
Finn Collinson is a recorder player, singer and multi-instrumentalist from East Anglia. Heralded by The Recorder Magazine as a “folk recorder pioneer”, Finn has rapidly been gaining a reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the recorder on the English folk scene, performing at major folk clubs and festivals including Sidmouth Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and FolkEast, and was shortlisted for the BBC Young Folk Award in 2018.
Finn’s debut solo album, “Call To Mind” was released in September 2019 and has received widespread critical acclaim and extensive airplay in the UK and US. Featuring mainly original material, the album was described by Spiral Earth as “exceptionally well executed folk rock”.
Together with his band, Finn completed his first national headline tour in 2019, but this visit to the Canopy Theatre will be a solo show (with his extensive autumn plans for a band tour having been postponed to 2021 thanks to Covid 19).
Finn’s diverse performance credits include a solo performance with the London International Orchestra at Cadogan Hall and he has shared stages with Bellowhead and The Young’uns, and has supported an enviable list of artists including Ashley Hutchings, Gilmore & Roberts and Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar.
As well as recorder, Finn plays guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and whistle and he has appeared as a guest musician on a number of acclaimed recordings. He is a student at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
ZOE WREN is an exceptionally talented singer and musician who has performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and Glasgow’s famed Celtic Connections. Described as having a voice that is ‘clear and shivers with silver’, she is a winner of the PRS Lynsey de Paul Prize.
Drawing on influences from Joni Mitchell to Tracy Chapman, she gives folk stories a modern update and her sound has been described by Fatea magazine as 'refreshingly bold.'
Zoё has been played by Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 and appeared on The BBC One Show, promoting her work in music and dementia with charity Live Music Now. She was named Laurel Canyon UK's Favourite New Artist of 2018 and was shortlisted for Best Female Solo Artist at the NMG Awards.
She has opened shows for Phil Beer and Ralph McTell, has 3 acclaimed CD EPs to her creditand will be releasing her first full length CD to tie in with a headlining tour this October and November. In addition to perfroming solo she is also a member of highly acclaimed acts, Roswell and The Honeybees.
“It’s like hearing Joan Baez again for the first time... Zoё has a voice that is impossible to ignore.”
— Malcolm Carter, Penny Black Music
“Pandora’s Box” immediately identifies Zoë Wren as an artist that I want to hear more from.”— Neil King, FATEA
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Tickets are very limited, cost £10 and are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/martello-promotions/finn-collinson/zoe-wren/e-mxearb