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Performance

Regular workshops

Current Projects:

Against the Grain - www.atgduo.co.uk - facebook.com/atgduo - twitter @atgJoMatt
Powerful and uplifting music from the virtuoso duo Against the Grain - guitarist Matt Sullivan and percussionist Jo May.
Against the Grain will dazzle you with their stunning musical skills and exciting performances. Stirring the styles of West Africa, South America and Spain, Jo and Matt create an original blend of musical flavours to whet your appetite - from jazz tunes with spoons to original masterpieces on balafon, cajon and flamenco guitar. A unique sound with an infectious groove.
Against the Grain enthrall audiences everywhere including main stage gigs at Towersey, Broadstairs and Sidmouth festivals and other headline venues.
Available for arts centres, festivals, pub gigs, private parties, weddings, spoonograms..!

Stepling - stepling.org.uk - facebook.com/SteplingFolk - twitter @steplingfolk
New on the scene, innovative band Stepling has been delighting audiences with their unique blend of step dance, music and song drawn from English traditions.
Stepling brings together the talents of step/clog dancer Toby Bennett, percussionist Jo May, Deb Chalmers on fiddle and vocals, and guitarist Adrian Lever – their performances weave a rich tapestry crossing the boundaries of music and dance.
With performances at venues such as London’s Green Note, Hitchin Folk Club and Sidmouth FolkWeek, Stepling’s dynamic and varied performances have already received much acclaim:
Stepling perform with energy and commitment, and the combination of dance, music, percussion and song just works. If you get a chance, go and see Stepling – brilliant!
Simon Diegan MC Sidmouth Folk Week

WindBeaten - facebook.com/WindBeaten
Flutes, drums, spoons and voice weave together in tune and song as WindBeaten whisk you away on a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond. You’ll never look at the contents of your cutlery drawer in the same way again after witnessing Jo May’s dexterity with a set of spoons – certain to get your toes tapping as Frances Watt provides ear catching melodies and stories with an array of flutes and vocals.

Jo May and Linda Game
Fantastic fiddler, Linda Game, often accompanies Jo’s spoons workshops. The duo are also available for performances at parties and events, with the option of including a spoons workshop!

Token Women - www.freyamusic.co.uk/Token-Women.html
Ceilidh band. "This is happy, powerful, grooving, funky exciting New Folk Music, music that cheers you up. Full of inventiveness and innovation, full of talent, music from the heart."

Earlier Projects:

Zoox - www.zoox.co.uk
Folk trio, Zoox, are no longer performing together but still have CDs available for sale. Zoox were Linda Game, Jo May and Becky Menday. "...exciting arrangements, great musicianship and infectious energy..."

Lime Quartet - www.facebook.com/limequartetfolk
English Folk from London layered with the musics of medieval France, the Appalachians, North Africa & Cape Breton, crafted into a mesmerising whole. With Mark Richardson, Kate Arnold and Nigel Fonseca.


Photo by Eliana Sullivan