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Kindred Spirit: folk with a progressive twist

Folk rock meets classical, with a scientific edge…

As relationships go, folk and prog have a long and honourable one. The acoustic-electric marriage has produced some of the finest moments in progressive music, from the Fairports’ and the Strawbs’ early experiments, through the majesty of Tull’s pastoral period and on to the strange sounds of Hexvessel and Crumbling Ghost.

Twickenham-based Kindred Spirit are making their own contribution to that history. At the heart of proceedings is singer and main songwriter Elaine Samuels. Samuels has honed her skills over the past 20-plus years, slowly drawing in musicians to generate the Kindred Spirit sound: part Curved Air, part Tull, part Moodies, rounded off with an acute sense of storytelling.

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