|Friday 28 October 2016 @ 09:00pm : -
Ferocious folk foursome 4Square is winning fans from all four corners of Europe and beyond. The powerful young quartet has already stormed festivals and venues all across the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Greece, and Denmark with their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk.
4Square’s trademark show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons’s simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux’s piano and Dan Day’s percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb.
By contrast, 4Square will then stir you with their harmonious and mellow singing described by Nigel Schofield of livingtradition.co.uk as “sublimely wistful.”
They released their third studio album “Hearth and Home” in October 2013 and their new album “Fuel” this year (both are available from their website).
NICOLA LYONS: Fiddle, Vocals, Clog Dancing
Reviews for 'Fuel' CD
4 stars ~ Sunday Express
4 stars ~ Maverick Magazine
4 stars ~ R2 Magazine
"Four great musicians at the top of their trade. Briliant stuff." ~ Mike Harding
"Fuel bears all the hallmarks of a band reaching a significant stage in their evolution. A thoroughly delightful album." ~ Folk Radio UK
"10 out of 10!" ~ Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention
"4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions and influences ranging from jazz, to Cuban rhythms, to Radiohead." ~ The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2
"Simply stunning" ~ John Tams
"Oustanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...dripping in very obvious talent" ~ Dave Kidman, netrhythms.com