Filey Folk Festival 2022 - Merry Hell

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A welcome return to Filey Folk Festival for the irrepressible folk rockers, Merry Hell.
Support from Filey's multi instrumentalist, Tim Moon.

Founded in their native North West of England, Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band with a history, a pedigree and a bright future. In four short years they have risen to become festival favourites, their first two albums finding favour with critics, broadcasters and music fans alike. They are continuing to develop an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing, recorded work and live performances.

The band was forged in the smouldering embers of 90s Folk/punk band, The Tansads. Following an emotional series of reunion concerts in 2010, its members chose to tread the boards under a new name, 'Merry Hell', in order to reflect their new impetus, new hopes and, most importantly, new songs.

While Merry Hell retains a nucleus of five former Tansads members, brothers John, Bob and Andrew Kettle (guitar, mandolin and vocals respectively), along with keyboard player, Lee Goulding and drummer Andy Jones, the addition of vocalist, Virginia Kettle (wife of John), has helped create a new identity, purpose and spirit, in their music. She took little persuading to trade in her solo singer-songwriter past for a future in the band. Her prolific, ingenious and insightful song writing is one of the focal points of Merry Hell's recordings and live performances her presence has perfectly complemented a group which has taken particular pride in penning original material (Bob, John and Lee have also been consistent contributors of new songs).

Fortune favoured commitment: the day after the first 4-song demo was finished, the band's manager, Damian Liptrot, attended a music business conference, where a copy of the demo was picked up off the floor by Steve Heap of Mrs Casey Records as he swept up after the event. He played it in his car on the way home and, a quick phone call and an amicable meeting later, the band had a recording deal.

Merry Hell - BLINK.. and you miss it!

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Filey Folk Festival 2022 - Merry Hell

Type:Music

Filey Evron Centre, 1a John Street, Filey, YO14 4DQ

Opening Times

Filey Folk Festival 2022 - Merry Hell (30 Apr 2022)
DayTimes
Saturday19:00

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