JANE PEARL - MISFIT PEARL [USA]

Corn fed & kentucky raised, Jane Pearl grew up on a diet of blues, country, soul, pop & folk. Today she is a huge talent hidden in plain view. The song writing started early, she worked her way in to the Nashville scene starting as a backing vocalist for artists such as Dilbert McClinton, Alex Harvey and has opened for Emmie Lou Harris.

Jane plays ukulele and banjolele but is also a great blues harp player, performing in blues festivals on Beale St, Memphis & Chicago. She is also the inventor of the kazoogle… no really… we're afraid you'll have to come to the gigs for further explanation.

In the 80s Jane arrived in the UK with nothing more than a leather suitcase and a ball of wool. After settling in the Forest of Dean she made good friends with the Rockfield Studio family and found herself working with the likes of Curtis Burch & John Cowan [new grass revival], Sam Bush , Byron House [Robert Plant band].



LYNDON WEBB - ODD FELLOW #1 [WALES]

Lyndon is a multi-instrumentalist. He is at home on guitar, bass [double & electric], mandolin, bazouki, violin, the linoleum, anything with a string on it attached to a bit of animal skin, and he is a totally accomplished vocalist.

Outside of the Odd Fellows he plays in a number of bands spanning several genres, including the Gerry Colvin Band and the renound folk/country band the Jigantics. He is also a sound engineer, producing many projects from his studio. Needless to say he brings a wealth of experience and skill to the trio. Guys who can do all this are worth their weight in gold, thats why we have put him on a very strict diet.

www.thejigantics.com



THADDEUS KELLY - ODD FELLOW #2 [ENG]

Through his desperation not to work for a living Thad Kelly decided to play the bass. It's an instrument that, at the time, seemed the easiest to play, only needing 1 possibly 2 beats to a bar, on a choice of only four strings. Little did he realise that over the next couple of decades he would have to lug the beast half way around the world, on his varied and odd musical career.

He is a member of award winning alt-jazz group Partisans, plays with latin outfit 'Conjunto Gringo' & previously with cult world music group Orquestra Mahatma, blues band Billy Jenkins Blues Collective [another cult] & on the Forest of Dean folk scene.

Notable venues include: Lincoln Centre NY, Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott's Club London, Moscow, Soweto & the Yemen. Notable artists include: Slim Gaillard, Wayne Krantz [D Fagan], Claire Martin [BBC3], Ronnie Corbet [drug dealer in that Ricki Gervais thing], Ashley Slater [freak power].

www.partisans.org.uk