Michael J Tinker

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“Top notch… with real verve and lightness of touch.”

Jon Boden (Bellowhead)

Michael performs solo around the UK. In 2012 he released his debut album ‘Shores of Amerikay’ which featured the award-winning Katriona Gilmore on fiddle and mandolin, the Incredible Washboard Pete II on percussion, Geth Griffith on double bass and John Ellis on piano. Bill Leader was also involved in producing the album.

You can purchase the album here:

Bright Season

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“…a stunning blend of voices and instrumentals… combining to deliver mesmerising arrangements and harmonies.”

Living Tradition

Michael is one third of folk trio ‘Bright Season’ joined by Ella Sprung (vocals/fiddle/nyckelharpa) and Simon Dumpleton (vocals/accordion). They formed in 2013 and released their eponymous album in 2014. Since then they have toured England twice and played at numerous festivals around the country.

The trio play a distinctive blend of traditional English, trans-atlantic and Scandinavian folk music.

You can purchase their album here

www.brightseason.net

Songs for the Voiceless

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“4****”

The Guardian, The Telegraph, R2 Mag, Maverick Mag

In 2012 Michael started on the road of the biggest project he had ever been involved in. To coincide with the centenary in 2014, Michael wanted to put together an album reflecting some of the stories of World War One.

He began to get in touch with musicians he knew and the result was a stunning line-up of multi-award winning artists from around the UK.

‘Songs for the Voiceless’ was released in October 2014 and featured Bella Hardy, The Young’uns, Gilmore&Roberts, Ian Stephenson, Tom Oakes, Josienne Clarke and Jon Boden alongside Michael.

The album delivered 9 brand-new songs delving into lesser known stories of the war, reflecting it’s wide-ranging impact, not only on the soldiers, but their families and wider communities too.

You can purchase their album here