Archaic funk fables and soul migrations from this hybrid musical ensemble, who's songs explode with heavyweight grooves, fervent vocals and rich instrumentation.
Vocalists Julie Gordon and Damien Mahoney combine and take turns to tell bitter-sweet tales of the self, soul and society.
Soaking up inspiration from afrobeat to post-punk, Indian ragas through to reggae and acid house, Caulbearers' music is full of dynamic, twisting structures and sonic invention. Mahoney's tight, multi-layered productions combine hypnotic melodies, colossal basslines and battered jazz beats. This is roots music from the rainy city. Psychedelic soul with poetic, social observation. This Manchester-based act were formed in 2007 from members of Single Cell Collective, a group of artists, musicians and activists collaborating on DIY releases and events.Though a core of the original players remain, Caulbearers attracts a fluid set of musicians from as wide a pool as the band's influences. Collaborators from past and present have played with the likes of RSL, The Earlies, Cherry Ghost, Cinematic Orchestra, Happy Mondays, Go Go Penguin and Beats and Pieces Big Band.
Damien Mahoney - Vocal/Lead song writer
Will Lenton - Sax and Keys
Stefan Skrimshire - Cello
Anton Hunter - Guitar
Teal Bain-Roben - Drums
Dave Tompkins - Bass
Chris Cruiks - Percussion
(stepping in for Gavin Mullan)