“Cold Light” reaches into the heart of the English tradition and brings to life old tunes from the archives, alongside instrumental compositions and newly written songs. The album’s refined arrangements feature intricate subtleties that build from a simple riff to cascading rhythms, stunning harmonies and dramatic crescendos.
This is the very essence of the music; allowing the past to inspire the future.
released October 12, 2019
All arrangements by Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll
Nick Wyke - Vocals, Fiddle, Viola, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Bass, Lyre, Percussion, Stamping
Becki Driscoll - Vocals, Fiddle, Viola, Electric Piano, Lyre
James Budden - Double Bass (1, 2, 3, 7, 9)
Jim McCormack - Accordion (8, 12, 13)
Jon Dyer - Double Bass (12, 13)
Josh Westrip - Trumpet (6, 12), Flugelhorn (12)
Ellen Driscoll - French Horn (2, 12)
David Faulkner - English Border Pipes (2, 6)
Keith Angel - Percussion (1, 2)
Recorded and engineered by Nick Wyke in various locations in North Devon and West Dorset.
Mastered by Josh Clark at Get Real Audio
Artwork by Si Paull
Huge thanks to everyone who has helped with this album by providing their musicianship, sound advice and support in different ways, in particular to Si for being so generous with your time and support with artwork, Pat and everyone from the Abbotsham Baptist Chapel for letting us record in your beautiful chapel, Alastair and Jenny for the use of your barn and living room. Special thanks to Kathy Wyke and Vee & Bob Driscoll for being there to look after the boys and giving us the time to work together. Lastly, thank you to our amazing boys who have had to put up with this album from start to finish. You mean the world to us.
Nick & Becki are highly respected players and composers firmly rooted in North Devon and the West Country. They blend melodic, emotive violin and viola with driving fiddle chords and powerful vocals to produce an unforgettable sound.
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topette is happening! and the results are beyond amazing - this record is for everyone, not only folk enthusiasts. redpanda3800
Just heard a track from this with you and the amazing Jenn Butterworth being played on R3 by Kathryn Tickell, felt literally 100% happier by the end of it than before - had to buy the album immediately! rlaurence