“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 Ely, St Neots, Cambs folk festivals (club tent) and Strawberry fair. He followed this with acoustic/folk roots duo ‘Smith & Hagger’ again working the acoustic circuit locally and nationally, making frequent visits to the Black Country and North Yorkshire, playing in Harrogate and for a number of years at Otley Folk Festival where they were kindly described as “East Anglia’s answer to Show of Hands”. Playing songs from their East Anglia/Fens inspired album ‘Book of the Fens’ (now unavailable).
He has been lucky enough to share stages/bills with some great Acoustic musicians (Bert Jansch, The Albion Band, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, The Phil Beer Band, Jez Lowe, Jim Moray and Ninebarrow). Over the years he has also played on BBC Radio Cambridge, 3 counties, Essex, Northampton and Suffolk along with a number of local radio stations.
In the mid 2000’s he took a break from music due to personal illness returning in the 2010’s to playing the ‘bar’ circuit’ whilst writing new material.
He has dabbled’ in acoustic country rock with ‘Four to the bar’ and in pop rock with ‘Small Fish’ (recording 2 CDs – now unavailable).
His time is now spent predominantly in music and drama therapy, performing solo 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
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 …
Following a great Christmas and New Year the brakes were firmly put on shortly after! Like many others I succumbed to the dreaded ‘lurg’, which came and went right through to the start of April! I did manage to get in a couple of nice plays: one supporting Ninebarrow at St Neots Folk Club (and …
You can contact Soloman Smith via his social media sites or by email, address below. Thank you.