Cartoon Food band have been together for eight years as an engaging four-piece, three-part harmony band from Fleetwood, Lancashire. Often exuberant, always eclectic and writing songs of love, life and mortality. Playing at festivals and venues up and down the country their music has always been eagerly anticipated and warmly received. Members include Ian Wright on vocals, guitars, woodwind, melodica, percussion, Jez Jackson on vocals, cajon / percussion, Shaun Elliott on bass guitar / vocals and Mike Bailey on mandolin / acoustic guitar.
The band supported Ferocious Dog on part of their 2015 national tour and also supported Jasmine Morley as part of her National Tour in 2014. Previously they supported Rita Hosking and Sean Feder from the USA. In June 2017 they played The Acoustic Festival of Britain alongside acts such as Fairport Convention, Howard Jones and Martin Turners’ Wishbone Ash.
Cartoon Food Band 3 Part Harmony
Andy Hughes from Acoustic magazine had this to say about the band’s performance (August 2017) : “Another fabulous set was delivered by Cartoon Food band, whose intelligent songs and cleverly understated composition made them a crowd favourite. Bands like this are what make festivals such a pleasure. They know how to connect with their audience and the wit and warmth of their songs and chat made them another name for people to seek out for further listening”.
In February of last year the band played alongside the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for a specially commissioned project for the BBC. Success has also been enjoyed down in London through Substance and Hot Vox promotions. Having supported The Feeling at last year’s Lechlade Festival this band is currently recording a second album at Blueprint Studios with an anticipated release date later in the year.
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