Contemporary folk singer/songwriter Guy Calhoun was pretty much born into the Bristol music scene of the 70s, learning to play guitar from Adrian Utley (later of Portishead fame). Having started busking in the city aged 13 Guy became, at 15, the youngest ever solo singer on the Glastonbury Festival Acoustic Stage before immersing himself in the rich dub reggae scene of St. Pauls as a founder member of the Dub From Atlantis collective.
For many people his re-emergence as an acoustic folk performer was something of a surprise, but for Guy it was always an important part of his musical identity. His well-crafted songs, richly-voiced vocals and nimble guitar playing evoke the classic generation of British acoustic artists like Nick Drake, Richard Thompson and John Martyn that influenced him in his early years as a performer. For this event at the Colston Hall he’s invited some talented musical friends to contribute special arrangements of his original material.
Guy Calhoun – vocals, acoustic guitar
Zara O’Shea – backing vocals, whistle
Charlie Allen – slide guitar
Eric Okafo – fretless bass
Arj Magee – percussion