– Voice, Rhodes, concertina, re-tuned harmonicas
Coming from a family of English folk singers, Seamus Cater carries the torch from a contemporary perspective. Having spent twelve years as a member of the eclectic Amsterdam music scene and four years previously in Manchester, he injects new subject matter, arrangement and orchestration to these traditional roots. His songwriting draws directly from the the likes of Ewan MacColl and Peter Bellamy and collides their styles with modern literatary sources. Cater’s particular technique of harmonica playing in his duo with NYC avant banjoist Woody Sullender was receivied with universal glowing press in 2010; that album, ‘When We Get to Meeting’ (Dead CEO), opened the debate as to what a simple banjo-harmonica duo could sound like.
- Drums, voice, ukulele, guitar, percussion
Born in a small town in Finland and brought up in a vibrant atmosphere of many musical influences, Viljam Nybacka’s musical development progressed through classical and electric guitar. He moved to Amsterdam to study electric bass and soon became a member of the highly esteemed N-Collective. From Amsterdam, he toured extensively as the bassist of Brown vs Brown, a freejazz/mathrock outfit that released two albums, the latter on the American label Cuneiform. He started playing drums especially for this project, at once demonstrating a deep musical affinity for anything he touches, exploring unique drumming approaches within his multi-instrumental practice. Nybacka also works as guitarist and singer in the band Jæ (Hubro Records).