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Zoe Kyoti + Balter

Zoe Kyoti (The Magic Beans) plays tracks from her debut solo album Wishbone.  Only the second full band performance of its songs, bringing together the cream of Manchester’s musical talent. Exotic folk & jazz tinged tales of lost love, rebellion & rebirth. The debut show was at JazzVoices in April and was brilliantly received; you really must come and see this amazing album performed live.

“Seductive charm comes easily, and her ability to enchant and beguile is a given…yet…interesting for the desire to please co-exists with hints of depravity and malice and just enough dark side to exude a heady sense of danger.” (Mike Butler)

Neil has had Wishbone down as one of his favourite albums for 2018 saying Zoe is “Joni Mitchell for this century, enchanting tunes with brilliant, evocative lyrics”.

Supported by Balter
Balter are a contemporary folk quartet who formed whilst studying Folk and Traditional Music in Newcastle and have been gigging ever since.
Combining traditional and original material, Balter’s vision breaks free from conventional structure, exploring new ways of using harmony and texture, gelled together with intricate arrangements. The interplay between two fiddles, mandolin and accordion generates a distinctive sound in their instrumental sets and songs.

Taking to the stage with infectious energy, Balter have been performing extensively around the UK and beyond, headlining festivals such as Rauland Vinterfestivalen (Norway) and performing in prestigious venues such as Sage Gateshead, The Pleasance (Edinburgh) and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Their self-titled EP is available to buy on Bandcamp and iTunes and is streaming on all major platforms.

‘We were blown away by Balter when they supported us recently. Their innovative arrangements played with style and skill were a joy to hear. What a great band!’ – Rachel Newton, The Shee

Balter are: Janice Burns, Heather Ferrier, Imogen Bose-Ward, Anna Hughes