Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo.
A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. This is a band that loves playing together, and not to be missed.
Touring their brand new album Mousehold, The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.
Featured on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and BBC Radio 4, with five-star reviews, and an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.
‘Beguiling. Holds your attention and isn’t afraid to make you think’ ★★★★★ Northern Sky
‘Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured’ fRoots
'Excellent' ★★★★ R2 Magazine
‘A voice entirely of their own’ Mike Harding
24 year old twins Brandon and Ashley Watson are The Ocelots.
Formerly based in Ireland, now in Leipzig, Germany, the brothers have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.
The Ocelots have toured extensively with international acts such as Jack Johnson (with whom they played to an audience of 5000), Felix Rebil (The Cat Empire), Isaac Gracie, Kim Churchill, as well as performing with well-known Irish artists such as Glen Hansard and Hudson Taylor. They've appeared at festivals such as Philadelphia Folk Festival, Tollwood and Electric Picnic. The Ocelots live set combines all that is great about folk music, so come and be charmed by the charismatic duo.