Acoustic trio from Bournemouth, Kadia (pronounced kay-dee-ah), will be performing a mix of traditional and contemporary folk songs, strongly rooted in the British folk tradition, at Horsham Folk Club.
The band, who combine cello, fingerstyle guitar, 8-string ukulele and mandolin with three part harmony to create rich and uplifting music, interspersed with history and storytelling, are currently working on an EP of five traditional songs, to be released in April.
Kadia’s debut album ‘East of Alexandria’ made The Telegraph list of top folk albums of 2015, where it was positively received as a record ‘full of unexpected surprises’. It was also nominated for the Fatea Magazine Debut Album of 2015 award, alongside Stick in the Wheel and The Changing Room. The album has received positive reviews from publications, including Shire Folk and Fatea Magazine, who dubbed it ‘an album of promises fulfilled’.
In 2016, Kadia performed on Main Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival, alongside La Vent du Nord, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, and Wildwood Kin, adding to an ever increasing list of respected festivals, at which they have played.
The band has had the opportunity to support Jim Moray, Gilmore and Roberts, The Willows, Moulettes, Nizlopi, Jackie Oates, Chris Leslie, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston, Jess Vincent, and Ninebarrow among others and is also seeing increasing radio play on BBC regional radio, local, and internet radio shows.
To find out more about Kadia, please visit: www.kadiaband.co.uk