plus support from
Saturday 14th May 2016
The Moon Club, Cardiff
7:30pm / 18+ / £5adv
The Full Moon
“Sweet, wonderful, perceptive songwriting.”
“…they sound festival-sized, delivering uplifting anthems that would fit as comfortably on the radio as around the campfire.”
“…they’ll be pillaging (in a good way) our playlists and camping out on our computers for the foreseeable future.”
In 2010, Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer Stian Vedøy moved to Cardiff, UK. He started a solo project called Firewoodisland (which is ‘Vedøy’ translated into English), while studying for a masters in music production. A coming together of fellow like-minded musicians, followed by a regional win in Norway’s Bandwagon Battle of the Bands in 2013 saw a solo project become a full band. A debut EP, called ILD, quickly followed in early 2014.
Now Bristol-based, the band have seen their music reach an ever-increasing audience since the release of ILD. They’ve come to the attention of blogs such as The 405 and Earmilk and have twice won Amazing Radio’s Audition. They’ve also featured as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales and have even made the Top 40 on Norway’s Radio 102.
As impressive on-stage as on recordings, the band have also been busy sharpening their live chops, having headlined the Richer Unsigned showcase for Q Magazine, as well as playing venues such as London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen and The Garage, as well as The Fleece and The Louisiana in Bristol.
Firewoodisland’s forthcoming EP ‘Dome’ will be released 22nd April.
Little Folk have had a fantastic year playing their Americana inspired songs across the South Wales music scene. In this time they have gathered a reputation as a great live performance band with a set list of excellent Folk and Country songs, including their own original material.
‘Danielle’s unique music does something very rare in the singer-songwriter world – she exudes happiness and joy, her songs are light, her smile fills the room. She has a rare and organic natural warmth that shines through the music. Where most wallow, she soars” – Bethan Elfyn, Project Manager Horizons & Specialist Music Presenter BBC Radio Wales