“A VERSATILE & ORIGINAL SOUND. DELIGHTFUL COMTEMPORARY FOLK” – BBC Three Counties
“Soloman has a soulful voice and heart of conscience that are easy on the ear, his songs relate to the moment yet there is an essence of romance and a ‘dunk’ of jazz. A welcome guest on The Folk Show anytime” – Sue Marchant BBC East Regional Radio
Cambridgeshire singer song writer Soloman Smith writes and performs folk songs flavoured with soul, jazz, funk, country and more! He has released a number of recordings (more recently through Confidential Records UK Ltd) and appeared on BBC/local radio. His latest CD ‘Lasagne Moments’ is available on all major platforms.
He has been involved with music for some 30 plus years in one guise or another. Intially with folk duo ‘Just Friends’ with whom he performed at numerous folk clubs and festivals in the UK.
This was followed this with acoustic/folk roots duo ‘Smith & Hagger’ again working the acoustic circuit locally and nationally, making many friends in the Black Country and North Yorkshire, notably at the Otley Folk Festival where they were kindly described as “East Anglia’s answer to Show of Hands”, after the release of an East Anglia/Fens inspired album ‘Book of the Fens’ (sadly now unavailable).
Soloman has been fortunate to haved share stages/bills with some great Acoustic musicians (Bert Jansch, The Albion Band, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, The Phil Beer Band, Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies to name a few).
Over the years he has made numerous appearances on BBC Radio and a number of local radio stations.
During the latter part of the 2000’s he took a break from music due to personal illness returning in the early 2010’s to with acoustic pop rock outfit ‘Small Fish’ (releasing 2 CDs).
His time is now spent predominantly in music and drama therapy, performing solo or with friends in and around this.
” … WORDY & THOUGHT PROVOKING. THERE IS A WRY INTELLIGENCE AT WORK HERE” – R n R Magazine
“SOME OF THE BEST ACOUSTIC MUSIC I’VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME WITH IT’S RICH AND VARIED INFLUENCES AND STYLES” – BBC Northampton
“THOUGHT PROVOKING … DEMONSTRATES AN ABILITY TO GET INSIDE A SITUATION” – Mardles Folk Magazine, Suffolk
Those close will know that this year has proved tricky. On a negative note family illness and loss have needed my time and attention and have frankly been draining. On a positive note I’ve seen my daughter ‘fly the nest’ to start her own journey as a ‘fully fledged grown up’ with all that entails …
I’m detecting a pattern here my Spring blog has now slipped into early Summer (must do better)! So what’s been happening? Well continuing support from St Neots Folk Club (Thank you all). Also unerring support from Stella Hensley and Chris Newman of the Barefoot Doctors (go see them buy the album they are amazing). And …
Since my last blog in April I’ve been a bit remiss. My planned August blog never transpired due to a mix of business and family losses – sorry! Summer proved to be fun with a number of ‘Standouts’: St Neots and Cambridge Folk Festival slots, having my songs put on a comparable level to that …
You can contact Soloman Smith via his social media sites or by email, address below. Thank you.