Bird in the Belly is collective is made up of solo artist Jinnwoo, folk duo Hickory Signals and instrumentalist Tom Pryor. Together they record songs and stories that have either never before been recorded or are rarely recorded - all set to contemporary folk music, in the hopes of reintroducing these songs back into the folk canon.
Their sound is raw and bare-boned with “distinctively contemporary and earthy vocalising” (R2 Magazine) – and harks back to the 1960’s Folk Revival sound. Their debut album ‘The Crowing’ (March 2018, GF*M Records) was met with critical acclaim, the Sunday Express giving the album 5/5 and calling it folk album of the year. The group are now touring their debut album whilst writing and recording the much anticipated second album. Following a showcase at Manchester Folk Festival, the band has already been booked for the following folk festivals: Moseley, Purbeck, Warwick, Gate to Southwell.
Their debut album 'The Crowing' was released 23rd March 2018. Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crowing-Bird-Belly/dp/B07B5L9RB8
Alongside recording, the group has been working on a feature length documentary to support the album, interviewing the likes of June Tabor, Frankie Armstrong, Stick in the Wheel, Fellside Record, Rootbeat Records, Ian Anderson (fRoots Editor), Lisa Knapp, Gerry Diver, Naomi Bedford and The Rails about the contemporary folk scene.