Lloyd Yates @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

On the last night of February, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen played host to a rag tag group of bearded, dreadlocked folksmen, led by Lloyd Yates. The Channel Islands born group, now settled in South East London, have a particular sound that sets them apart from the ever growing indie folk scene. Similar in practice to Swedish folk musician ‘The Tallest Man on Earth’, Lloyd Yates crafts a distinct and purposeful vocal sound. A voice that defies description, the only way to understand Lloyd Yates’ brilliance is to hear him live. The other distinguishing feature for Lloyd Yates is the brand of heavier driving bass and drum beats that accompany otherwise melodic folk music.

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