With a Yorkshire burr and heartfelt songs, Adam Guest is a singer-songwriter who is a regular of the isles music scene.
Clocking up festival appearances in Shetland, Yorkshire, and Celtic Connections, his songs pull in folk and blues influences, as well as writing about his native home of Barnsley.
He’s received national airplay on BBC Radio Scotland - including The Roddy Hart Show and Iain Anderson show - and has supported a host of top folk musicians, singer-songwriters, and bands including Admiral Fallow, Kris Drever, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Declan O’Rourke.
His debut EP 'Open The Book' was recorded with LAU sound engineer and Shetland Arts' recording studio's Tim Matthew and a string of musical pals since move moving to Shetland.
“Open The Book speaks like a travelogue of his journey to Shetland and his time within the isles. It is frank and honest writing (all original and self-penned material) with understated arrangements, all crafted beautifully together and another example of the songwriting talent we have on our doorstep.” - The Shetland Times
In 2019 he joined forces with Kirsten Hendry (fiddle and vocals), David Sjoberg (fiddle and vocals) and Mark Smith (drums).
The four-piece released a live EP from the 2019 Shetland folk festival capturing a special night at Mareel "The six tracks evoke a classy feel, with melancholic folk rooted in storytelling which feels modern while simultaneously cap-doffing to bygone decades” - Shetland News
Last year the group began recording their debut album but this was halted due to the pandemic. Guest says they’re delighted to return to gigs again and share material from the upcoming record.
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