Sara Byers - Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Banjo, Whistle
Mary Wilson - Vocals, Violin, Mandolin,
Sue Graves - Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele
John Sandall - Violin, Viola, Cello, Vocals
Tom Evans - Double bass, Accordion, Guitar, etc
The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, Middx. TW1 3SZ
13th March 2022
Suntrap are an English five-piece folk band specialising in a unique musical experience of folk-inspired traditional, original and contemporary songs featuring entrancing harmonies.
Their fifth CD, Northern Lights, was released at TwickFolk on 22nd September 2019. The album captures as live a sound as possible and is be the first recording featuring Sue Graves, John Sandall and Tom Evans. We have recreated the band’s live sound by recording in the round, using a forest of microphones rather than layering up the songs in a studio.
Sara and Mary began singing together after meeting at Cecil Sharp House in 1996. The following year they made their first demo at Dave Pegg's Woodwork Studios and Suntrap have gone on to make four highly regarded CDs, the most recent of these released on Fellside Recordings. Sue, known as the ‘Surrey Nightingale’ is a stunning addition to Suntrap’s powerful vocal harmony sound. John, a virtuosic, irrepressible fiddler and Tom Evans, musical meister of everything complete the Suntrap sound.
Suntrap have played all over the UK and Europe at major folk festivals, folk clubs and art centres. The band have been privileged to open Cambridge and Warwick Folk Festivals.