“Thanks for an absolutely blinding night here. You really are true professionals and we will be more than happy to see you return anytime”
Feed back from a Saturday night pub gig Ipswich, October 2016
“The fusion of Art's stunning fiddle with Phoebe's mesmerising recorder playing are as good as I've ever heard, and I've been around a fair few years. Both the bass and percussion are also first class, and Claire's dreamy, haunting vocals help create a distinct trance-like atmosphere unlike anything I've ever experienced. Beautiful.”
Feedback from an audience member from our performance at Folk East 2016
“Aartwork…play what they describe as Celtic [Folk] Fusion, a modern twist on folk, with a hint of jazz and maybe something else. However you want to describe their sound, it just works and is well worth seeking out”
Tony Bell, Grapevine Live (January 2016) http://www.grapevinelive.co.uk/2016/01/26/folk-at-the-froize/
“On Sunday, our favourite ceilidh band (in fact probably our favourite people ever), Aartwork will be bringing their own special ambient groove-y laid back version of a ceilidh to Pettafiesta…”
PettaFiesta (June 2014)
“AARTWORK A brilliant duo of folk musicians who play original celtic, jazzy, folktronica on electric fiddle and guitar. We met them last year online and put them straight on at Folk East, their fantastic, unique (and trancey) music has gotten many a foot tapping and heart a pumping. “
Amy Wragg - GetOnTheSoapbox (March 2013)
"“They have a great rapport and a mutually supportive sense of groove that ebbs and pulses with an engaging, intuitive expressivity. ...Alternately driving subjective time forward with fiery, liquid dance tunes and halting it with the affective wringing of blue notes and minor-pentatonic slurs, the duo make their own commitment clear in a way that is engaging and pleasantly unpredictable.” "
- Oliver Arditi , Oliver Arditi - News and reviews focussed on local, independent, leftfield, experi (Jan 07, 2013)
"The Art Works are an old school trad folk duo who stumbled into an armoury of effects peddles and accidently morphed into something more Balearic. Their sound is not quite like anything you’ve heard before. (Editors note: Called The Art Works on this occasion so not to be confused with the dubstep DJ Artwork)"
- Ben Osbourne, noise_of_art (Feb 29, 2012)
" "Intelligently written songs and highly skilled musicianship combining lush folk melodies over syncopated jazz rhythms. For a simple guitar/fiddle duo Artwork create a very full sounding, unique & well balance fusion of genres giving us a gorgeous, original, well paced and often haunting atmosphere you can dance the night away or just close your eyes and be swept away." "
- Peter Hepworth, Blue Bus Tour
"Artwork can always be relied upon to play classy, jazzy folk with unexpected key changes and original tunes which sound like you've known them forever. They have created a brilliant atmosphere at all of our varied events with consummate ease.
- Andy Corrigan, Re-Production
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