Category Archives: Spotlight Artist
Annemarie Borg Antara is a composer, a singer, a writer-lyricist, and a tutor, and is concerned essentially with environmental issues and the conservation of our natural world. All her recorded work is freely available on request for schools and any organisations or individuals involved with education/ecology/raising awareness of climate change and animal preservation. She is also the founder of the Antara Project: a community of like minded artists/musicians/writers, supported by Artists Project Earth, which is now in its third phase.
Generation Jones is a British acoustic duo comprising singer songwriters Geoff Carr and Jon Beynon. Based in the North Cotswolds, they perform to great acclaim at a variety of venues and events, mixing their own material with sensitive renditions of classic favourites. Drawing inspiration from songwriting and musicianship in the 1960s and 1970s, Generation Jones occupies that intriguing space where folk, blues, rock and country meet together. Their music is dominated by the clean, bright picking of acoustic guitars, enriched by the addition of other instruments: mandolin, dulcimer, double bass, harmonica. Their vocal sound is marked by tight harmonies and a distinctive smoothness.
"Gavin Mart is a songwriter who fills his songs with honesty and not a little melancholy as he looks out at the world and writes what he sees. With an expressive soulful voice that at times reminds me of Paolo Nutini and John Martyn, this collection of songs may be in a style best described as acoustic-driven indie but there's a huge amount of emotion coming through here.”
Mike Rimmer ~ "Cross rhythms"
Nick Tann is a full time professional singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist, born raised in London and now living in Eastleigh near Southampton on the south coast of the UK. Nick performs his own songs all over the U.K. and abroad accompanying himself on his Taylor 6 string guitar. He has many musical influences and these are borne out in his songs. Best described as “alternative folk”, Nick also cross over the genres of jazz, soul and country.