Edd Donovan and The Wandering Moles
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Contemporary folk singer-songwriter featured in The Guardian, Radio 2 and 6Music, touring to promote his fourth album 'Music that tells stories of modern life; a lyrical alchemist weaving magic and meaning with glorious melodies. "Political, poignant...profound'' Americana, UK.
“Political, poignant....profound” Americana, UK.
“A natural storyteller and reflective lyricist” Maverick Magazine
"Guardians Of Our Time’ is a modern-day folk song for people with a taste for beauty, adventure, nature and wonder. His best album yet." Folk Radio UK
"Hearing Bowerbird or Eva and Seen By The Road evoked memories of hearing Seth Lakeman or John Martyn for the very first time; such is the way Donovan makes a complex story and chord progression sound very easy on the ear, while still bamboozling the brain." Rocking Magpie
Edd Donovan is a highly distinctive singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. His sound is heartfelt – comforting, yet challenging – wise.
He’s a folk songwriter in the most contemporary sense. He crafts songs that tell stories of modern life; a lyrical alchemist weaving magic and meaning with glorious melodies.
Edd’s professional experience as a Social Worker has inspired a number of his songs (he continues to work as a Mental Health Social Worker) and The Guardian’s article on Edd, “The Singing Social Worker” gained his songwriting international attention. His song, ‘I Am’ was selected by Reg Meuross for his Radio 2 Folk show playlist with the words, ‘Edd Donovan isn’t famous, but with songs like this he should be’.
His tracks have been played on BBC6 Music (Cerys Matthews and Tom Robinson), Radio 2 Folk Show, various BBC folk shows, Baylen Leonard's Front Porch show, BBC Introducing and many folk and Americana radio shows internationally. He has toured extensively throughout the UK since 2014, playing everything from solo shows to 10 piece band concerts, including support slots for John Smith, Reg Meuross, Ralph McTell, Boo Hewerdine, Micah P Hinson, Megan Henwood, Devon Sproule, Emily Barker, Darren Hayman, Slow Leaves and many more.
He is currently touring to promote his 4th album, Anchovy., He will be performing as a duo with Emma Parker on harmony vocals or a trio also with Chris Cundy (Timber Timbre/Cold Specks) on bass clarinet.
"In a time of deep uncertainty, while we watch politicians jockeying for position and personal gain, Edd Donovan is our conscience. Edd Donovan for Prime Minister!"
Edd’s live shows promise to be intimate, engaging and sometimes delightfully unpredictable.
'Banter, both humorous and thought-provoking, engages the audience. More great lyrics follow in the vein of the iconic folk songs, and especially reminiscent of Bob Dylan" National Country Review
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Edd - acoustic guitar/voice (CENTRE STAGE)
DI / Vocal Mic (SM58 or equivalent)
Emma - voice (STAGE RIGHT)
Vocal Mic (SM58 or equivalent)
Chris - bass clarinet (STAGE LEFT)
XLR (requires phantom)