Formed in March 2009 initially as a duo, The Woven Project have multiplied four fold to now consist of 7 permanent musically diverse members. Throughout many guises and with a unique open door policy, seven other guest musicians have along the way brought different influences to the melting pot, resulting in there own very original sound. Since starting out, the band has played over 120 gigs, from Hastings to Newcastle, in major, minor, and sometimes unconventional venues.
With chameleon like qualities they can play as a duo or a full ensemble, both acoustically pure or fully electrified, with flexibility to suite any venue or event. They have played many medium and boutique festivals in the two summers since their beginnings, having graced the stage at the Tall Ships Festival 2010, Stockton Riverside Festival, Middlesbrough Music Live, Intro Festival, Willowman, Chilled in the Field, Todstock, Waterside Festival, and Solfest to name but a few.
Thriving on the festival vibe and with a passion to play to an appreciative crowd, their music sits very nicely, and have a genuine love for such inspirational settings. Along their journey they have supported amazing acts such as; Grand Archives, Jesca Hoop, Roddy Woomble, King Creosote, Goldheart Assembly, Seth Lekman, The Unthanks, amongst many others. Rather than wax lyrical about their influences and music, they would just like you to listen to their music and make your own mind up without any preconceptions.
The Woven Project currently are : Brian Batey (Vocals, Guitar, Shaky Egg), Brian Barnes (Accordian, Harmonium, Melodica, Glokenspeil), Daniel D'Arcy (Acoustic/Electric Lead Guitar & Percussion) , Nigel Crinson (Cello, Guitar), Liz Vandervelden (Additional Vocals), Ed Leighton (Ukulele/Bass Guitar) Phillipa Woods (Violin/Low Whistle/Additional Vocals).
Guests: Laura Smith (Violin), Andy Wain (Producer), Kenny Napper (Bass), Georgia Seddon (Piano, Vocals, Additional Percussion), Andrew Rowe (Percussion), Tony Waite (Producer/Engineer) Joss Elliott (Double Bass), David Pratt (Drums/Percussion)
|Fri/Sat/Sun 22nd - 24th June - Acoustic Cafe. Willowman Festival, Northallerton, North Yorkshire|
|Saturday 30th June - Imploding Inevitable Festivals, Fell Foot Wood, Ulverston, Lake District|
|Saturday 21st July - The Summer Big One Festival - The Clarendon / The Studio / Flix Movie Cafe, Hartlepool - in aid of Hartlepool Hospice|
|Fri/Sat/Sun 27th-29th July - Main Stage & Chill Out Stage, Chilled in the Field Festival, Kent (Secret Location)|
|Sunday 5th August - Stockton Weekender Festival - Vale Stage w/ James, The Pogues, Toy, Chased by Wolves etc etc|
|Saturday 11th August - PinDrop #15 @ Flix Movie Cafe w/ Silver Trees, The Broken Broadcast and This Little Bird|
|Sunday 19th August - Greenman Festival, Glanusk Park, Wales.|
|Saturday 25th August -Dogs in Space Chillout Tent, Solfest, Solway, Cumbria w/ The Waterboys, Billy Bragg etc etc|
|Thursday 30th August - The Cluny, Newcastle (tbc) w/ Driven Serious|
|Thursday 6th September - The Polite Room, Gala Theatre, Durham w/ The Bluebuds|
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