About The Hawthornes
“A welcome intrusion to the British Folk scene” – Mike Harding, Folk Radio UK
The Hawthornes are a lively folk/rock band from Cheltenham, England. Taking cue's from folk revivalists such as Laura Marling, Eliza Carthy, Frank Turner and Seth Lakeman, The Hawthornes combine beautiful female vocal driven acoustic music with mariachi style upbeat pop/rock hooks. Originally formed in 2013 by Vocalist/Guitarist Louisa Gaylard, Mandolin/Percussionist Jesse Benns and Bassist/Vocalist Gordy Partridge, Trumpet player & Vocalist Greg Wilson-Copp soon joined to coincide with the release of their debut album "Stoneville Street" released in late 2015.
Whilst chalking up appearances all over the UK with acts such as Phil Beer, Three Daft Monkeys, Terry & Gerry, Babajack and The Gerry Colvin Band and at festivals such as Lakefest, Y Not and The New Forest Folk Festival, The Hawthornes have gained a reputation for delivering a powerful live show, combining gentle beautiful soft melodies with upbeat powerful anthems that stay with their audience for weeks. Their second album "Cut & Run" was released in early 2017 and has already been met with much critical acclaim.