Arthur Coates and Kerran Cotterell

Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park
Sunday 9th October
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Advance tickets £12

Every now and again the status quo of the traditional music genre is changed by enigmas that dare to go against the grain. Arthur Coates & Kerran Cotterell are one such duo that are carving out a name for themselves with their unique style, rooted in Quebecois traditional music fused with songs from around the British Isles and North America. Their creative choices and syncopated melodic rhythms are a testament to their talent and great synergy. The multi-instrumentalists and vocalists are making music that is thoughtful, conscious, and driven by a desire to motivate, inspire, comfort, and spread love and joy to all those that hear it.

Arthur Coates is an acclaimed UK award-nominated musician who began playing the Violin at the age of 7. He later attended the ‘Aberdeen City Music School’ where he studied Violin and Piano. Arthur eventually found his calling for Quebecois traditional music which he continues to chase.

Kerran Cotterell is an energetic and melodic Guitar player who leans on his vast and varied musical experience to create timeless works of art that are refreshingly unique but are still deeply grounded in traditional folk music.

Touring together since their fortuitous crossing of paths in 2018, Arthur and Kerran produce a one-of-a-kind sound that exhibits not only their versatility and prowess but will surely pave the way for the varied expressions of their musical ideas and artistic craft. Featuring a combination of singing and contrasting melodic incursions from various instruments, including Fiddle, Guitar, Bouzouki & Foot Percussion, as well as borrowed influences from other genres & traditions, their new show ‘Trapdoor to Hell’ offers a sound that is often surprising to the ear but still remains true to the roots of traditional music.