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UK - England - South East

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Elaine Samuels and Kindred Spirit

Elaine Samuels, the band's founder, with Gavin Jones, Catherine Dimmock, Mike Hislop and David Rowe play as “Kindred Spirit”; the five-piece, electrifying, progressive, folk rock band, featuring Elaine’s “hauntingly beautiful and deeply emotional” vocals, powerful songs and guitar playing, Gavin's scorching and thrilling electric violin playing, Catherine’s super flute & sax playing, Mike’s driving bass guitar and David’s expert drumming and percussion.

The band have played, to the delight of audiences (see our "Gig Reviews" link below), at Art Centres (for example Windsor, Farnham Maltings, Cranleigh), theatres (for example Leatherhead and The Kenton), festivals (for example Weyfest) and clubs (for example the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where they impressed Julia Lennon, who came back stage to compliment them on their performance).

The band will always play a good number of Elaine's, powerful, original songs alongside their own takes of favourite classics from bands like Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac. They play a much higher proportion of cover songs for pub gigs and only one or two particular favourite cover songs at concerts. They are known particularly for their lovely vocal harmonies, foot stomping jigs and reels and exciting musical duels between the two lead players.

“Good songs and an ability to make folk and rock standards seem fresh”. - Colin Randall, Daily Telegraph

“One of the best undiscovered folk / acoustic acts doing the rounds ... discover with haste”. - Sean McGhee, Rock’N’Reel