February 2016

“As Gren Bartley has released three albums in the last three years, each one revealing an increasingly prolific and exceptional writer and musician. Now touring with a string section, three part harmonies and driving percussion he is creating something truly original in the underground folk scene. Already described as "enthralling, persuasive and masterly" (fRoots magazine), if you think you've heard something like it before… then think again.
“A quiet triumph, no less”- fRoots
"spine tinglingly beautiful" - Bright Young Folk
"one to really look out for" - BBC Radio 2

Gren is a prolific and exceptional songwriter. Releasing a new album, “Magnificent Creatures “ in 2015,  from producer Gavin Monaghan (Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Nizlopi, Paolo Nutini etc...), the new record has  been described as “A superb piece of work” (FATEA Magazine).

Stunning harmonies, driving percussion and intricate string arrangements for cello and violin, Bartley’s new band line up has been captivating audiences across the UK and Europe.. Showcasing his “phenomenal” guitar playing and poetry driven lyrics. 

Gren is truly the future of folk songwriting, using his influences from folk and world music traditions to bring something unique to this modern day troubadour. He is an artist not to be missed.

Gren Bartley - vocals/guitar/banjo
Julia Disney - vocals/piano/violin
Sarah Smout - vocals/cello
Karen Jones  - percussion

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