Artist biog

Seth Lakeman

Celebrated folk-inspired singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman has released six albums including 2005’s Mercury-nominated Kitty Jay and his latest album, Tales from the Barrel House which confirms Seth’s innate knack for writing both foot-stomping, sing-along songs and more tender, thoughtful ballads. His fiddle and tenor guitar playing is often breathtaking and Seth's trademark, soaring vocals are at the forefront of this album, as beguiling and haunting as ever.


Recorded at Morwellham Quay in Devon, Seth released ‘Tales From the Barrel House’ in April 2012. He has not only written, sung and played all the instruments on every track but he’s also recorded and mixed the whole album himself. Seth says he has enjoyed this recording project like no other.  "I've been really keen for some time to get right back to the basics of ‘Kitty Jay'.." (the �300 kitchen-table album that shot him to fame and won him a Mercury Music Prize nomination back in 2005).


Seth began his musical career early, playing music in his native Devon with his parents and two brothers. Later, the three brothers formed Equation with two female singers and signed to Time Warner 1995. After recording and touring the world Seth Lakeman left Equation in 2001 and has since gone on to enjoy considerable success as a solo artist.


He's now performed everywhere from Libya to Texas, as well as featuring on just about every major festival bill across the UK. In addition, Seth has toured extensively around Europe too where he’s also performed with Tori Amos. He recently played an extensive and hugely successful UK tour with his hugely talented band in October 2012 and is now announcing dates in 2013 in the UK and around the world.  


In March 2012, Seth performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a very special concert at Plymouth Pavilions. Seth teamed up with Oscar-winning composer and arranger Anne Dudley to present a fresh new take on some of his most popular tracks and is releasing a 5 track live EP from the show in December 2012 – Seth Lakeman Live with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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