All across the country everybody’s talking about Ethemia – the ground breaking acoustic duo from Gloucestershire which is made up of Michaela Mott and Berny Poulton.
Having played together solidly for nearly three years they are attracting ever increasing volumes of plaudits and media attention.
Known as “one of the hardest working bands on the circuit” having performed over 350 gigs and appeared on over 40 radio stations including BBC Introducing, BBC Musicians’ Masterclass, and were recently featured on BBC Radio 2 for 'Faith in the World Week'. Their sound brings Fleetwood Mac and The Beautiful South to mind, but their trademark charismatic on-stage chemistry suggests ‘The Civil Wars’.
Singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist influenced mainly by acoustic, contemporary and traditional folk music. Awards include; Folkwords 'Best Album by a Female Artist' 2014 ('This Land') and Best Female Solo Artist - NMG Awards 2015.
Handy Voices is affiliated to the charity, 'Music and the Deaf'. Their vision is to bring the joy of music to all audiences by adding the beauty of British Sign Language. The choir is mixed with hearing, hard of hearing and deaf members, and were a hit with the crowds at Cogges in 2016.
Witney Music Festival is a not-for-profit music event staged over 17 days across venues throughout Witney. See their website for more details. All music is included in Cogges entry fees, or free for season ticket holders. A cash bar will be available.