Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties.
The one and only genuine genius of comic rhyme
Les Barker writes strange poems and comes from originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He's written 79 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two.
In the Folk World he is "The Man"
WINNER of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001
In his chock-full, exciting and controversial life, Vin has built a highly successful one-man folk industry, touring constantly around the world, fans queuing in droves to see and hear him and to buy his CDs from his own exclusive label. Born in industrial Teesside to Mayo parents, Vin’s thick Middlesbrough accent and Irish Catholic heritage create a unique mix; his brilliant comic patter has the packed audience rolling on the floor, and instantly he lands an absolute gut-puncher with amazing guitar and whistle mastery, impassioned singing and searing, totally honest songwriting that pinpoint relevant issues.