With over a decade of hard graft and experience as a professional musician, writing, recording and playing his way around the UK & Ireland, Gareth Davies-Jones is most certainly one of the best kept roots/acoustic secrets on the British music scene – an artist who has served his apprenticeship well and gathered a discerning following.
“one of the UK’s best-kept musical secrets, powerful songs and affecting performances” Properganda
Held in high regard by many commentators as a gifted and perceptive songwriter (BBC Radio’s Bob Harris, Iain Anderson & Frank Hennessy are all fans), his music is laced with a vivid and powerful sense of the aesthetic, forged amongst the landscapes and atmosphere of his native Ulster and now adopted home in Northumberland. A natural story teller through song, many reviewers have placed Gareth’s performances alongside the best in the Troubadour tradition. Combining elements of Guthrie, Dylan, Taylor and Browne, the attention to musical detail is evident throughout his now extensive back catalogue (7 solo & 3 collaborative albums) playing a variety of instruments and featuring a keen sense of melody woven around a rich, distinctive voice.
“Rich, soulful vocals, a fine ear for melody & masterful acoustic guitar playing” R2 Magazine