small spider artists and bands
Ric Sanders Trio
Ashley Hutchings' Rainbow Chasers
Mo Thomas
The Continentals
Steve Daniels
Martyn Jospeh
Aynsley Lister
Derin Naeudorf
Ben Paley
Back Water Roll
Deb Sandland
State Of Undress
Amy Wadge
Julie Felix
Little Johnny England
The Oyster Band
Pete Quinn
Colvin Quarmby
Carla Hendricks Band
Martin Carthy
Father Jack
Aynsley Lister
Ralph McTell
Norma Waterson
Show Of Hands
Colvin Quarmby
Emily Slade
Bill Thomas



  • Southsea Folk And Roots Festival 2002 - The Albert Tavern, South Parade Pier - Sat 31st Aug Afternoon
  • Southsea Folk And Roots Festival 2002 - The Gaiety Suite, South Parade Pier, supporting Show Of Hands - Sat 31st Aug Afternoon

Emily Slade - one of Hertfordshire's best kept secrets - is a glowing example of vocal versatility and awesome musicianship. This young singer-guitarist is rapidly generating a healthy reputation for herself on the British folk scene. Emily's parents run one of Britain's longest standing folk clubs. Some of Emily's earliest memories are of her home being filled by folk greats such as Martin Carthy, Hamish Imlach, Alex Campbell, Richard Digance, The Tannahill Weavers, Johnny Silvo and Allan Taylor. At the age of eight she began lessons and from her many musical influences has developed an individual guitar style that moves through folk, blues and classical tones. Emily studied English and Education at Cambridge University. Her obsession with literature soon caused a shift in her musical focus towards songwriting. Still developing in style, her carefully observed lyrics are intelligent and subtly witty. Her own songs are outstanding, being extremely literate and well crafted examples of contemporary writing. Emily is a versatile guitarist and singer, with an expressive voice, soaked in character and soul. Her choice of material ranges from haunting renditions of traditional folk to the gutsy, hard-hitting style of her own compositions. Her relaxed, chatty introductions captivate her audiences wherever she plays. She was a revelation at last year's Southsea Folk Festival, and the first act to be booked to appear at this year's festival! Don't miss her this year, whatever you do.

"Like an unstable chemical reaction, keep your eye on Emily. She will reappear doing something stunning at any time." "Folk on Tap" Magazine

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