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Solasta

Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals, Cello

Jamie Leeming, Hannah Thomas, Elisabeth Flett
South East

Bio

“Elisabeth Flett: Violin Jamie Leeming: Guitar Hannah Thomas: Cello Solasta are an outstanding new folk ensemble who are fast building a name for themselves with their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances. Their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition, whilst incorporating elements from diverse musical worlds including classical, jazz and early music. Their self-titled EP, released in April 2016, is an excellent showcase of the trio’s rich and unified sound and a seamless blend of each member’s distinct artistic voice. Notable performances include Celtic Connections Festival 2016, closing the 2016 Cecil Sharp House Fiddle Convention, Sidmouth Folk Week 2017 (as EFDSS Folk Rising Plus Artists), The Green Note, Outspoken at Union Chapel and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. They have featured on BBC Radio Wales (Celtic Heartbeat), RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Resonance FM, and The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in the USA. Elisabeth Flett is a Scottish multi-instrumentalist who moved to London in 2013 to study a BMus Hons in Classical Recorder at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She graduated with a First in 2017 and now enjoys a wide-reaching portfolio career. Career highlights include reaching the finals of the 2015 Guildhall Needlemaker’s Competition, reaching the final round of GIGS 2015, winning the 2015 Cecil Sharp House Fiddle Competition, performing at Solas Festival, Balstock Festival and Hidden Doors Festival and supporting bands such as Breabach (Letham Nights, 2013) and Zuros Banda (St Boswells, 2015). As well as playing with Solasta and as a solo artist, Elisabeth performs in fiddle folk duo Shamblestone, who reached the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2017. “”Virtuoso violinist and all-round accomplished musician”” – One Stop Arts Jamie Leeming is an English guitarist and recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music; his debut EP “”Heartsong”” was named one of Jazz London Radio’s ‘Best Jazz Releases of 2015’, and featured in a live performance special on Jazz FM. With a host of international recordings and tours to his name, he has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including The Hammersmith and Manchester Apollo Theatres, Love Supreme Festival, Green Man Festival, New Morning (Paris) and Jazzablanca Festival (Morocco). “Guitarist Jamie Leeming then lifts the sound to a whole new level” – Jazzwise Hannah Thomas is a Welsh cellist who specialises in many genres including classical, folk and musical theatre. She has performed with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, The Lyceum Theatre, The London Palladium and St Albans Cathedral, as well as with Orchestra Vitae at St John’s Smith Square and Orpheus Sinfonia. As a soloist Hannah has performed at prestigious events in London City Hall and Lambeth Palace for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Mayor of London and Chief Rabbi. She is the founder of the Welsh Music Exchange. “Beautiful continuo-style cello” – Bright Young Folk”

Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Vocals, Cello