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Kindred Spirit

Band Details

Band Name : Kindred Spirit

Band ID : 173

Genre : electrifying prog folk rock

Gigall Friendly Rating : 7/10 What does this rating mean?

Town : Hounslow

Contact : Elaine Samuels

Telephone : 020 8898 6040

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Elaine with Martin, Catherine or Emily, Mike & drumming legend - Les Binks, Alan Barwise or Chris Goode play as the completely live, electrifying live band, “Kindred Spirit”; featuring Elaine’s beautiful vocals, powerful songs & guitar playing, Martin’s thrilling, melodic folk and rock violin playing, Catherine or Emily’s brilliant flute & sax playing, Mike’s solid bass guitar & harmony vocals & Alan, Chris or Les’s inspiring drumming.

Kindred Spirit are renowned for their stunning takes on some classic tracks and will take your breath away with an incredible version of “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” as well as rockier numbers like Pink Floyd’s, “Wish You Were Here” and Bob Dylan’s, “All Along The Watchtower”. The stunning nature of the treatment of these tracks is largely due to the "haunting and beautiful" vocals and powerful song writing from Elaine Samuels, the brilliant flute and sax playing of Catherine Dimmock or Emily Nash and the thrilling violin playing of Martin Ash.

The band will treat you to Elaine’s own “perceptive and intriguing” songs – like the haunting “Run Red” about a woman’s struggle with her inner beast (not about herself – Elaine insists!). Elaine has performed her own songs on television, radio and at Glastonbury and Guildford Folk & Blues Festival (to name a few).

Another very special feature of the Kindred Spirit band is the musical interplay between lead instrumentalists Martin and Catherine or Emily. Not only do they produce beautiful solos and foot stomping jigs and reels but they are both superb at on the spot improvisations and fly into thrilling musical duels live on stage.

Singer / songwriter / guitarist, Elaine Samuels began singing in folk clubs at the age of just 14 and is known on the folk / acoustic circuit as a powerful solo performer, having performed at folk clubs and festivals the length of the country and having been featured on radio and television a number of times. Elaine, though still performing solo, began evolving Kindred Spirit back in the ‘90s and, as a duo with first violin player Jane Eldridge, Kindred Spirit were booked at Glastonbury and Guildford Folk and Blues festivals, to name a few. The current five-piece band line-up first began performing after the dawn of the new millennium and are fast building up an enthusiastic following.

"Elaine Samuels is a consummate songwriter & singer. A lightness of touch often conceals a deeper intent - ‘The Child Inside’ for example would do credit to Kate Bush”.
Clive Pownceby, Tradition Magazine