Three Cane Whale's official bio
Multi-instrumental acoustic trio Three Cane Whale, from Bristol, comprises Alex Vann (Spiro), Pete Judge (Get The Blessing) and Paul Bradley (Scottish Dance Theatre). It combines the influences of folk, minimalism, classical and film music to produce something “fascinating, remarkable, and impressively original” (The Guardian), in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer).
Their first album was recorded live in an eighteenth-century Bristol church, and chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her ‘Top Five Modern Folk Albums’. Second album ‘Holts and Hovers’ was recorded in 20 locations, including chapels, a greenwood barn, and the underside of a Bristol flyover. It was fRoots’ editor’s Choice Album Of The Year 2013, one of the ‘Hidden Gems Of 2013’ in The Observer, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine’s ’20 Essential Folk Albums’.
Their latest album, ‘Palimpsest’, was recorded in Real World Studios, with Portishead’s Adrian Utley producing, guest musicians Estonian violinist Maarja Nuut and British cellist James Gow, and a specially designed cover by Little Toller Press.