Geoff Lakeman is a Cornishman who has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years, has been described as ” A stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty.”He’s the dad of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, who are all internationally renowned folk musicians. They began playing as children in a family band with Geoff and their violinist mum, Joy.
Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers,the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman.
Fingerstyle banjo virtuoso Rob Murch is one of the best-kept musical secrets in the UK, although he’s revered in the “underground” folk and acoustic music scene .He describes his vintage, classical style of playing as“ all the rage in the 1900’s” – but he brings it up-to-date with a punch. Rob has the precision and “ wow “ of the old music hall stars as he churns out foot-tapping ragtime and cakewalk tunes. Most people are familiar with hoe-down bluegrass banjo picking, or old-timey “frailing” but Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board is mesmerising.
This newly formed duo make a dynamic new unique sound which we are very much looking forward to hearing in Ibiza.