Our Artists

Heard and Seen are pleased to be representing the following artists:

Ed Goodale – fast rising acoustic roots singer/songwriter:

Manchester Official PhotoEd Goodale is a singer/songwriter rapidly establishing himself on the acoustic/roots scene. Ed lives in a parallel world just to the side of ours with a gift that provides acute observation and interpretation of life that transfers into poetic, thought provoking lyrics and highly mature song crafting that connect with his audience. Despite his young age, Ed has played extensively at gigs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe and his lively set with HIS brother Ollie on percussion draws a crowd to every stage he plays.

Ed is rapidly developing a strong following on the UK music scene and is in the process of writing and recording his second album ‘The Gift’ from which he launched his latest recording, the ‘Don’t Take No For An Answer’ EP, at a packed gig at The Underworld in Camden in December 2015.

 

John Forrester – seasoned writer and musician:

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Having honed his craft as a singer, lyricist and songwriter over the years John Forrester now sings his songs of travel, adventure, lust, discovery, friendship, love & weather. John is a fine performer with an easy relaxed delivery, a warm open-hearted voice and an infectious personality. Touring the UK and Europe extensively John’s songs deliver a strong sense of location & motion. His 2014 album ‘Outsider’ received many rave reviews and in July 2016 John released the album ‘The Former Me’, a solo re-recording of songs released before the ‘Outsider’ album. This album is a bridge between ‘Outsider’ and John’s next album currently being recorded for release in Spring 2017.

 

 

Robb Johnson & The Best Regards Band: “the real deal when it comes to song writing”:

Robb Johnson & BandRobb Johnson is widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr. Robb enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim – “a modern-day Dostoyevsky” said the US’s Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD ‘Gentle Men’ Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998; Tony Benn called Johnson’s “Winter Turns To Spring” his favourite song.

My Best Regards, a new album of 13 songs, is due to be released on September 29th. It features pianist Jenny Carr and bassist John Forrester, who worked together on 2013’s recording of ‘Gentle Men’, and Robb’s son Arvin on drums and percussion. The songs cover a wide spectrum of subjects; from the personal to the political, and the shared points in between; from birthdays to migrations; from late night bus stops to the Sidmouth promenade; from Babbacombe Model Village to Franz Kafka and Prague; and involve among others new babies in Hollingdean, MPs’ 10% pay rises, Turkish red wine and charity shops in Broadstairs.

 

 

Ollie Goodale – multi- talented percussionist.

Ollie & CajonOne of the best young percussionists about; whether Ollie is accompanying his brother Ed with a Cajon or is part of a full band with full kit his mature percussion adds hugely to an artist or band. His sympathetic style fits with any style of music and on stage he has been likened to a good football referee that you barely notice.

Ollie is a quick adapter to different musical styles and working with new artists, he has played with a number of excellent musicians and is available as a session drummer for one off gigs, tours or for recording sessions.

 

Please contact us to discuss booking enquiries.