Phantom Voices are an exciting and dynamic six-piece folk-rock band influenced in equal parts by traditional English and American folk music. Featuring rich harmonies and outstanding musicianship, Phantom Voices have gained a reputation as an outstanding live act, bringing their raucous and energetic stage performances to a variety of venues and festivals across the UK and Europe.
The band has had a fantastic couple of years, releasing their eponymous debut album and the expanding the band to include virtuoso fiddle player Richard Curran (Steve Tilston, Bert Jansch, Albert Lee) and bassist Jim Shea. Phantom Voices have received praise and support from across the UK music scene and had the opportunity to record and perform with the now sadly departed Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention), featuring on his ‘Passing the Baton’ release showcasing the best in new folk-influenced music.
2017 saw the band receive rave reviews for their live performances including recent main stage spots at Costa Del Folk in Portugal and Ireby Festival and supporting Albert Lee.
The band have spent the early part of 2018 in the studio - the new album 'Peace by Peace' was released on the 14th of April at Victoria Hall in Settle and has received high praise from the folk music press. See reviews here.
Phantom Voices can be booked to appear as a full six piece band or as an acoustic two, three or four piece depending on your requirements.
"Faultlessly enhanced perfection... Sometimes in life you have the luck to be at the start of something special, last night, we were."
"Well versed in stomp along, toe tapping rousing numbers which invite a rowdy, noisy and fun response, Phantom Voices are the sort of band you cannot ignore once they achieve full steam."
"A murder, hanging, alcohol abuse all get a treatment that reminds me of the likes of The Men they Couldn't Hang, no bad thing and a reminder that the dark side of folk is far from dreary."
Neil King, Fatea
“Something a bit different – they remind me of the work of Pentangle”