Tag: folk

Album news, festivals and music-making

So, it’s been a busy few months since the launch of ‘Songs of The River Rea’. The album has been getting some lovely reviews from the likes of Three Chords and the TruthFolking.comNorthern Sky Magazine and Band of Badgers.

Here is some of what they say:

“Eleven exquisitely crafted songs” Three Chords and the Truth UK

“There’s something in Katy’s voice that evokes melancholy yet is never morose nor overly sad. In fact there’s a sort of joy in the way she writes and how the songs are delivered… beautifully tender… Katy’s stories are always thoroughly convincing and at times they tug at the heartstrings” Northern Sky Magazine

“Nothing short of a masterpiece of songwriting, musicianship and production…Engaging, captivating and quite frankly, flawless” Band of Badgers Presents

The album’s been getting a bit of radio play around the UK too including being featured album on Mike Davies’ alternative roots show on Brum radio – listen Here

We had a splendid time at Wood Festival in May with two packed-out singing workshops and a full-band set on the main stage. Here we are singing My Friend with the Wood Festival choir and a few younger Bennetts too:

Looking forward to a few gigs coming up in July – see gigs page for more details:
Sunday 17th July – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire 

Saturday 23rd July – Kitchen Koncert, Devon. Details TBC

Saturday 30th July – Big Family Festival

Thanks for all the support!


Katy x


New Album ‘Songs of the River Rea’ nearly finished

Hi folks,

I’m excited to reveal that the new album, entitled Songs of the River Rea, is  nearly ready. The album will feature 11 original songs including ‘Driving Home‘ and ‘Cold November Day‘ (see below for Youtube clips). Thanks Gordon Dipple for filming!

I’ve been recording the new album with my brother Joe Bennett (of The Dreaming Spires and Co-Pilgrim) at Truck Studios on occasional weekends over the last 18 months.

Once finished, we hope to release the album in Spring 2016 and will be having a little UK tour to promote the release. If you’ve got any ideas of venues or festivals I could play (either solo, duo or with a band), drop me a line (email: katyrosebennett @ gmail.com or twitter @ktbennett ) or if you’d like me to come and play a house concert, let me know!

I know it’s been a long time coming but it’s very nearly there – Thank you for your patience!

Over and out.

Katy Rose x


Birmingham gig this Wednesday 2nd October 2013 with Kirsty McGee

Hi all,

I’m just learning a few harmonies to sing with the lovely Kirsty McGee at The Kitchen Garden Cafe this Wednesday 2nd October 2013. It should be a good’un, 7.30pm doors, 8pm music.

For more info: http://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk/events.php?pid=main

Check out Kirsty’s music here: http://www.kirstymcgee.com/

Wednesday 2nd October 2013
8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Tickets: £9 adv
Kitchen Garden cafe
York Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7SA
Tel: 0121 443 4725

Over and out!