Sounds Like: Nickel Creek, Ryan Adams, Kate Rusby, Jon Boden, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
Bio: Michael J Tinker is a great lover of stories which makes him right at home within the folk world. Delivered with “guitar-plucking [that] evokes the celestial qualities of a harp” (Sheffield Telegraph) and even solo voice, his songs will make you think, laugh and maybe even shed a tear.
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The Live @ 215 House Band features Michael J Tinker (guitar, vocals, concertina, cigar-box guitars), the Incredible Washboard Pete II (percussion, avocado, whisks) and Rob Spink (piano). Between them they have played with the likes of Kieth Tippet, Katriona Gilmore and even Rod Hull and Emu! The House Band will play a host of well-known songs, rock 'n' roll, folk, blues and Jazz all in the relaxed context of the beautiful Live @ 215 cafe and the legendary home-made desserts. £4 advance (+ booking fee)/£6 on the door www.michaeljtinker.com "...breathtaking..." Rachael Clegg (Sheffield Telegraph) "...one of the most polished performances ever to grace the folk club... If you get a chance to see this outfit, don't hesitate to go along and see them." Pete Shaw (Crookes Folk Club)
Great things are predicted for Michael, his first solo album ‘Shores of Amerikay’, recorded in just 3 days and bringing together the award-winning line-up of Katriona Gilmore, the Incredible Washboard Pete II, Geth Griffith and John Ellis was released in the summer of 2012 to rave reviews. You can read more about Michael, hear an interview for BBC Radio Devon, watch some YouTube clips and read what others are saying about him on his web-site: http://michaeljtinker.com.. "Michael is an experienced performer and has more recently supported award-winning artists such as Lucy Ward, Ewan McLennan and Ian Stephenson" (KAN). "...breathtaking..." Rachael Clegg (Sheffield Telegraph) "Folk tales for the 21st century beautifully produced and delivered by an incredibly talented group of people...led of course by Michael's pure vocals!" Judi Spiers (BBC Radio Devon) "Tinker’s Annabel Lee is a spectacularly enjoyable track, it’s slow and tranquil yet the additional vocals elevate the poem from the darkness which it is usually associated." Bright Young Folk Singers and musicians of all standards and styles are welcome to come along and do a short floor spot.
The band that created the album 'Shores of Amerikay', described by Jon Boden of Bellowhead as 'top notch...' return to Sheffield. Michael J Tinker along with John Ellis (piano/vocals), Geth Griffith (double bass/vocals) and the Incredible Washboard Pete II will be performing a range of Folk and Americana at this evening concert. Described as 'breathtaking' by Sheffield Telegraph this is a rare opportunity to see the four-piece perform together. £6 advance (+ booking fee)/£8 on the door www.michaeljtinker.com "Folk tales for the 21st century beautifully produced and delivered by an incredibly talented group of people...led of course by Michael's pure vocals!" Judi Spiers (BBC Radio Devon) "...perfectly crafted melody and the sweetest of harmonies..." Now Then Magazine
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