NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS
Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds release new album Songs My Ruiner Gave Me on October 26th 2017. Featuring contributions from Andy Summers, Justin Currie and Folk Award winner Ben Walker among many others, it is an eclectic, roots based look at love, madness and obsession. It ranges from the jug band holler of Still Want You Blues, to a Gothic folk adaptation of a little known Percy Shelley poem, Young Parson Richard.
Naomi and Paul came together over a mutual love of folk and country music styles. Paul was the mandolin player and songwriter with The Men They Couldn’t Hang; Naomi was the singer and writer of Orbital hit Funny Break.
The follow up album, A History of Insolence saw further rave reviews and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for Best Original Song, The Spider and the Wolf. Naomi and Paul appeared at many festivals including Celtic Connections, Wickham, Glastonbury Left Field Stage with Billy Bragg and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Now comes the third part of the trilogy, Songs My Ruiner Gave Me; a look at the good, bad and ugly side of love from the sugar coat to the bitter chill.
STANDING// 14+ (under 16’s with an adult)