Late night soundsessions: You Are Wolf

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KELD

’keld’: the deep, smooth still part of a river

You Are Wolf (vocalist/composer Kerry Andrew with multi-instrumentalist Sam Hall and percussionist Peter Ashwell) present folk songs and lore with unusual, electronica-tinged arrangements. Their new project, KELD, explores the theme of freshwater, with traditional and original songs about banshees and water sprites, vengeful rivers and wild swimming.

As a soloist, Kerry’s debut album, ‘Hawk to the Hunting Gone’ (released May 2014, Stone Tape) explores British birds and folklore. Her first EP ‘Hunting Little Songs’ was released in 2011. Her debut novel, Swansong, based on a folk ballad, is published by Jonathan Cape on January 25th 2018.

She is currently working as a trio with multi-instrumentalist Sam Hall and percussionist Peter Ashwell. Their second album, ‘KELD’, will be released in Spring 2018.

You Are Wolf is a regular on Radio 3’s The Verb and performed her debut short story with music on BBC Radio 4’s Stories From Songwriters series. She has played at The Great Escape, Leigh Folk Festival, Union Chapel, Cambridge Folk Festival and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Kerry visited China for five weeks in 2016 as a British Council Musician in Residence, touring as You Are Wolf and creating new rock/traditional songs based on foxes in folklore.

Elsewhere, as Kerry Andrew, she is a composer of experimental vocal music and choral music and the winner of three British Composer Awards. She has written for The Guardian and is an occasional presenter on BBC Radio 3. She is a performer with adventurous a cappella trio, juiceand punky jazz crew DOLLYman.

Photo: Ian Wallman

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