Whilst in full band mode The Mariner’s Children are characterised by colliding guitar duels and soaring strings, in solo incarnations the emphasis is different but no less pastoral or cinematic. Here it falls upon the delicate fingerpicking, serpentine melodies and troubled romanticism of Benedict Rubinstein’s lyrics that owe as much to Cormac McCarthy as they do to the storytelling traditions of British Folk music. After a busy 2013 that included releasing a new EP and touring the UK and Europe with Willy Mason, Bear’s Den and Emiliana Torrini, The Mariner’s Children are now preparing for an even busier 2014 that will see the release of their debut album.
Danni Nicholls -from a young age, Danni was soaking up American folk, country and rock n roll music from her Grandmother’s record collection which included artists such as Patsy Cline, Elvis, and Willie Nelson. When she inherited her uncle Heathcliff's electric guitar aged 16, it all came pouring back out in the form of her own original material and has been flowing ever since.
She recorded her debut album with some of Nashville’s finest musicians and UK artist Danni Nicholls can hold her own amongst them with her skilful song writing, dynamic, velvet voice, and eclectic musical style which “slips effortlessly between smoky soul, folk-pop, and heart wrenching alt-country” (Q Magazine)
Superman Revenge Squad is one man from Croydon called Ben. He used to be one half of a band called Nosferatu D2 years ago. He recorded an album with a full band last year, called "There's nothing more frightening than the passing of time", but now it's just him and an acoustic guitar again. He has been called a "lyrical ninja" and an "English Jeff Lewis", both of which are very nice things to be called.
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