'WINGS EP' - OUT NOW
Multi award winning contemporary folk duo Jackie Oates and Megan Henwood meld together their love of storytelling, songwriting and melody with their voices and acoustic instruments, resulting in a fresh sound that combines both reworked traditional folk song with original and contemporary material. Their individual musical backgrounds are quite different yet their voices blend effortlessly, sensitively backed by viola, guitar, sometimes piano and the accomplished double bass player Pete Thomas.
The three met at Nettlebed Folk Club in Oxfordshire, already admiring one another’s work - they began playing music together shortly after and both Jackie and Pete contributed heavily on Megan’s last album ‘Head Heart Hand’. Since then they have been working together on new material and experimenting with arranging traditional and contemporary songs to fit their musical vision. Working with producers Pete Brown and Tom Excell they have recorded a 5 track EP entitled ‘Wings’ which features their haunting adaption of Brian Bedford’s poignant song ‘What’s The Use Of Wings?’.
The three have a relaxed and engaging connection onstage - two very different singers combine their voices sinuously, telling stories in song, gracefully blending their instruments to produce a mellifluous and sometimes melancholic soundscape.