Having been wonderfully received in the Clubrooms, with Village Folk, last year, we’re delighted to have them back with us – Merrymaker are making music about what is happening right now.
They are influenced by songwriters who not only sang about things that affected them, they also sang about subjects that reflected culture and society at the time.
Merrymaker are made up of Dan Sealey (formerly of Ocean Colour Scene and Merrymouth), Adam Barry (Formerly of The Misers and Merrymouth) and Nikki Petherick. Together they combine skilful musicianship with thought provoking music layered with vocal harmonies.
Sealey and Barry are no strangers on the folk circuit. In recent years, they have recorded and toured with multi-award winning folk musicians John McCusker and Andy Cutting. They have performed at BBC Radio 2’s Carfest, Celtic Connections, The Moseley Folk Festival and The Great British Folk Festival.
Sealey has also joined his father, Dave Sealey on stage at Sidmouth, Whitby and Towersey Folk Festivals, for shows as a tribute to Cosmotheka, a popular duo throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, featuring Dave and Dans uncle, Al Sealey, who became legends within the folk scene all over the world with their unique brand of humour and material.