Kris Drever

Kris Drever picked up two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017, Singer of the Year, and Best Original Track for If Wishes Were Horses.  Drever’s voice and guitar now form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau (with whom he has previously won 4 BBC Folk Awards) he is a phenomenal and prolific artist.

His 2016 album, If Wishes Were Horses, is a collection of more personal and political songs than we’d seen on previous solo albums, being wholly self-penned, and stemming from a move back to the Northern Isles, Shetland this time, and the discovery of new lyrical voices to describe his life, times and wild new surroundings.

“Kris Drever is a serious talent”.
MOJO

“The folk revival has a new standard bearer”.
Q 

‘Best Newcomer 2007’
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

‘Completely infectious’
BBC Music *****

‘Utterly stunning’
fRoots

‘Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air’
Songlines

Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity
The Guardian ****

‘Sets the standard for others to follow’
Folkradio.co.uk

2018 Line up

Southwell Festival