From the embers of the Tansards
From the North West of England Merry Hell is an eight piece folk rock band arising out of the embers of the Tansards of the ‘90s, with their debut album “Blink… and you miss it” released in 2011. They are now regulars at many festivals.
While Merry Hell retains a nucleus of five former Tansards members, brothers John, Bob and Andrew Kettle (guitar, mandolin and vocals respectively), along with keyboard player, Lee Goulding and drummer Andy Jones, the addition of vocalist, Virginia Kettle (wife of John), has helped create a new identity, purpose and spirit, in their music. She took little persuading to trade in her solo singer-songwriter past for a future in the band. Her prolific, ingenious and insightful song writing is one of the focal points of Merry Hell’s recordings and live performances – her presence has perfectly complemented a group which has taken particular pride in penning original material (Bob, John and Lee have also been consistent contributors of new songs).
Merry Hell have been nominated in the Best Band category of the 2017 Folking Awards.
Please Note: the venue for this concert is the Matlock Town Football Club