Guy is one of the most versatile musicians I’ve met, with a natural talent for putting real feeling and soul into whichever musical genre he’s working in with great conviction and spirit.”

Jim Barr (Get the Blessing & Portishead).

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Increasingly recognised as one of Bristol’s most accomplished singer-songwriters, Guy Calhoun’s rounded voice, crisp acoustic guitar and well-crafted songs reveal his clear heritage from classic British contemporary predecessors like John Martin, Nick Drake and Richard Thompson.

A protege of Portishead's Adrian Utley, Guy has wowed audiences in many guises; as founder member of Dub from Atlantis, Los Mercenarios, Roots Prescription, The Good The Bad and The Funk and 5000AD.

Guy's music has been played by DJs from John Peel to Don Letts and Jah Shaka and on many radio stations including BBC World Service, BBC Radio 6 and BBC 1Extra.

Guy once featured as the live guest musician on Radio 4's Loose Ends and has recorded and performed with musicians and producers from a widely diverse musical spectrum including DJ SUV, Broadway Project, Gorgon Sound, Tomorrow's Warriors, Pee Wee Ellis, Armagideon Sounds, the Easy Access Horns, James Morton and Stanton Warriors and has performed live on stage at dozens of major music venues and festivals since appearing as the youngest ever solo performer on Glastonbury's Acoustic stage in 1990 aged just 15.

 

DEBUT ALBUM

Guy's own Folk ballads talk of journeys, seasons, of beginnings and endings woven into circles of growth and light, night and day. The musical arrangements trickle and flow like elements between thoughtful lyrics, beautifully phrased and sung. In this album of very personal songs, Guy has called upon a hand-picked group of talented musicians to add a rich third dimension to his own highly original and accomplished compositions connecting back to his origins in Folk, one of the families of roots music that links him to the heart of Reggae, Latin Jazz and Blues for which as an instrumentalist he is more widely known.

“Somewhere You Can Go” is Guy’s first musical offering on the Digitdoc Records label. Recorded and mixed with Jim Barr at J & J Studios, Bristol and co-produced with Chris Logan, the album features the praiseworthy talents of Gina Griffin on violin, Kesty Morrison’s backing vocals, Beth Porter on cello, Joe Allen on double bass, Henry Martin on harmonica and Kit Hawes on lead guitar.