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John Deery and The Heads are a band from Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Formed in 2010 by singer-songwriter, John Deery, 'The Heads' quickly recorded and released their debut album 'Smoke and Mirrors' with renowned Irish producer David Odlum in France. Following the success of their debut, John Deery and The Heads set about a hectic touring schedule around Ireland and the UK. The band released their second full studio album 'Horizon' in December 2012 to critical acclaim with the single 'The Raven' described as one of the finest songs to be written by any Irish singer songwriter that year.
Pete Crossland, aka "Antiqcool", finds it quite difficult to describe himself as an artist, and the music he creates. Although he tinkers with other instruments, he feels most at home playing acoustic or electric guitar, he's been playing on and off since he was six years old, so it’s become a big part of who he is now. The idea for a song can start with a few words, or a guitar riff and Pete spends many hours recording basic ideas that sound interesting, then overdubbing other guitar parts, until he hears something that sounds right. If he gets goosebumps, it’s usually a good sign. If you, the listener, play the finished song and get goosebumps, then he's done a good job.
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.