Michelle Chandler, Beck Sian, Cathy Dobson, Neesy Smith and Tracey Roberts are five established singer-songwriter-musicians - seasoned performers all, with international touring experience, award-winning songs and a pretty large bunch of CD releases between them. They’re also good mates who have worked with each other in various combinations on successful musical projects over the years.
Alive & Gigging features all performers on stage together, telling their stories, one by one, through beautifully constructed songs and spontaneous banter, accompanying each other on guitars, keyboards, ukes, percussion instruments (including a few weird ones… ) and lots of vocals. They are ably supported by multi-instrumentalist, STAX on didgeridoos, slide guitar and harmonica and backed up by the wonderful rhythm machine that is The Zee Man on drums.
With such a diverse mix of song-styles performed by five different personalities, Alive & Gigging is a musical, entertaining feast of collaboration, improvisation, meaningful lyrics and gorgeous music with lots of instruments - colourful clothing, colourful ad-libbing and lots of fun!
“Great show. You guys are all so different yet all together it really works!”
Dave Miller, Selby Folk Club