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Friday 17 April 2015 @ 09:00pm :  -
Gren Bartley Band


Gren Bartley is a prolific and exceptional songwriter. Releasing a new album in the Spring of 2015 from renowned producer Gavin Monaghan (Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Nizlopi, Ocean Colour Scene etc...), the new record builds further on the reputation from the previous two albums out in the last two years.

Showcasing his “phenomenal” guitar playing and poetry driven lyrics, the Gren Bartley Band will be touring at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. Stunning harmonies, driving percussion and intricate string arrangements for cello and violin, the new line up has been captivating audiences across the UK.

The Gren Bartley Band
Gren Bartley - vocals/guitar/banjo
Julia Disney - vocals/piano/violin
Sarah Smout - vocals/cello
Lydia Glanville - percussion



“As an acoustic finger-picking guitar and banjo player he has few if any equals in his age group; as an acoustic rooted-in-folk writer he''s developing an alarmingly good canon of work" ~ R2 Magazine

“A quiet triumph, no less" ~ fRoots

“If awe inspiring albums really are delivered through vivid dreams whilst slipping in and out of illness induced delirium, then I want what Gren Bartley had. "Songs To Scythe Back The Overgrown" is an album that will enhance his reputation, not only as a top guitar and banjo picker, but also as a wordsmith and fully fledged troubadour. He wields his serrated edge sound with surgical precision, cutting deep into your psyche and then seeing which nerves reach the heart strings, which ones operate the tear ducts and which ones just get the feet tapping. A game changing album." ~ FATEA Magazine

“One to really look out for..." ~ BBC Radio 2

“will provide the breakthrough Bartley deserves" ~ Acoustic Magazine

“enthralling, persuasive and masterly" ~ fRoots magazine

“spine tinglingly beautiful" ~ Bright Young Folk

“...really impressed by his writing and guitar playing, Winter Fires is a fine cd of well crafted songs" ~ Mike Harding Radio Show