Born in Rome, Franc moved to London at a young age, learning to play violin and guitar while surrounded by a wide range of musical influences from Muddy Waters to Lucio Dalla. Like all good troubadours, he spent a lot of time touring before making his first records.
His previous album The Marvel Age received effusive coverage from the likes of RNR, Classic Rock and Acoustic magazines, as well as Folk Radio UK who rated it Album of the Month, while his songs have been played on BBC national and regional shows, including Dermot O'Leary, Janice Long and Roddy Hart.
Having begun 2018 in New York City, creating a series of straight-to-vinyl 7 singles through Leesta Vall Recordings in Brooklyn, Cinelli returned to London to commence work on a new set of songs, some of which would eventually fall together in the completion of his most recent album release - Night Songs. This collection joins together a healthy dose of spiritual cleansing and demon conquering with the help of varied influences crossing both Eastern and Western folk music, from Blaze Foley and John Martyn to N. Ravikiran and Ravi Shankar.
Based in the North East but with roots in Staffordshire and India, Bill (Belinda) Jones grew up playing jigs and reels in her dad's ceilidh band, while singing pop and rock round the house. Her 2000 debut 'Turn to Me' won the BBC Radio 2's Horizon Award. Panchpuran (2001) and Two Year Winter (2003) followed.
Through Bill's heavy touring schedule and as a third of the American/Irish/British Faire Winds trio (with Anne Hills and Aoife Clancy) Bill built a reputation as a singer with an exceptional voice and an entertaining stage presence. And now, fifteen years after taking a short break, Bill is back with 'Wonderful Fairytale' - the long-awaited fourth album.
Rootsy, bluesy, folky troubadour. Bucking the trend with his free-wheeling alternative folk Franc Cinelli is the songwriters’ songwriter. From uptempo torch songs to blues laden road journals and lovestruck serenades to defiant, prison outlaw ballads; Franc has carved his own musical path.
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Sunderland-based folk singer Bill Jones won The Best New Act on the Folk Scene at the BBC's Horizon Folk Awards back in 2001, and her talent never subsided from then, even with a 15 year break from 2004.
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