Heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics with delicate melodies intertwine with warm guitars and a rhythm section that ebbs and flows with every beat of yearning that each song delivers.
2014 saw Raikes wow stages across the country including headline shows at the internationally famous Troubadour club in London, a stirring and emotional performance at the Little Orchard Cyder Festival and a sold out EP launch. They also recorded a BBC Introducing session and received radio airplay in no fewer than thirteen countries.
The soulful lead vocals of Ley Adewole and the cool grooves of pianist
Richard Penrose, Vocalist Janice Mitchelson, drummer Damian Rodd and bassist Yan Speake together make 'The Grace Notes'
Award Winning, Gospel Singer, Songwriter and Vocal Coach, Ley Adewole, has worked with top recording artists such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, George Michael, Take That, Tom Jones, Blur and The Beautiful South, to name a few.
Her roots like all great, black female soul divas are firmly established in the church.
Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags have been spotted at nearly every UK festival and you may have also seen them playing and walking the Paris marathon in aid of Music For Youth Charity. It’s non stop for the Scallywags and travelling on the road has become a way of life.
Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags began their musical journey in 2010. With exceptional influences from Latin and Reggae to Gypsy and Swing/Jazz; charismatic Duncan and his Scallywags never fail to entertain. It isn’t all sweet jazz and chilled Reggae ‘smokers’, The Scallywags do love diversity with a few ‘banging’ party tunes not going amiss in a late night show.
Having already toured Amsterdam, Italy and Spain and played shows in the UK at Glastonbury, Nozstock, Secret Garden Party and Sunrise, The Scallywags have notably headlined festivals such as Buddhafields, The Green Gathering, Small World, St Boi Alternativa Festival, Trontano Open Air Festival and Wild Heart. It seems the only way is up for The Green Gathering’s ‘Best Band On Site 2012’ winners!