British folk rock groups

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  1. Alberta Cross

    Alberta Cross

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    Alberta Cross are an English rock band formed in 2005 by singer-guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers, currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

  2. Andy Desmond aka Miten

    Andy Desmond aka Miten


  3. Angelou (band)

    Angelou (band)


    Angelou was an English folk rock band formed in 1996 by singer-songwriter Holly Lerski with guitarist Jo Baker, the duo taking the band's name from the author Maya Angelou.

  4. Band of Joy

    Band of Joy


    Band of Joy (sometimes known as Robert Plant and the Band of Joy) are a rock band from England. Various line-ups of the group performed from 1965 to 1968 and from 1977 to 1983. Robert Plant revived the band's name in 2010 for a concert tour of North America and Europe.

  5. Chad & Jeremy

    Chad & Jeremy


    Chad and Jeremy are an English singing folk rock duo originating in the 1960s, comprising bespectacled Chad Stuart (born David Stuart Chadwick, December 10, 1941, Windermere, Cumbria) and Jeremy Clyde (born Michael Thomas Jeremy Clyde, March 22, 1941, Dorney, Buckinghamshire). They were part of the British Invasion, a large influx of British rock and pop musicians to the American music scene.

  6. CoCo and the Butterfields

    CoCo and the Butterfields


    CoCo and the Butterfields are a Fip Fok band, a genre combining Folk, Pop and Hip Hop, from Canterbury, Kent, which formed in 2011. The band consists of Canterbury buskers Tomas Twyman (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Dulcima Showan (vocals, violin), Jamie Smith (beatbox), Micah Hyson (double bass) and "Handsome" Rob Wicks (banjo). In 2012, CoCo and the Butterfields were crowned the overall winners of UK Live and Unsigned from amongst 40,000 competitors.

  7. Comus



    Comus are a British progressive folk band which had a brief career in the early 1970s; their first album, First Utterance, gave them a cult following which persists. They reunited in 2009 and have played several festivals and released a new album.

  8. Danny and the Champions of the World

    Danny and the Champions of the World


    Danny & The Champions of the World is a Folk Rock, Rock, Soul band that was formed in London during the summer of 2007 by Danny George Wilson. The band's name is an allusion to Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.

  9. Daughter (band)

    Daughter (band)


    Daughter is a European indie folk band from England. Fronted by North London native Elena Tonra (b. 15 January 1990), they were formed in 2010 after the addition of Swiss-born guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella from France. They have released two EPs and one album, and are currently signed to Glassnote (North America) and 4AD (UK/Europe). After playing the local London circuit, they toured supporting Ben Howard around Europe and have since played headlining tours around North America, Europe and Australia.

  10. Decameron



    Decameron were a British folk-rock band.

  11. Design (UK band)

    Design (UK band)


    Design was a British vocal group of the early 1970s and its members were Barry Alexander, Gabrielle Field, Kathy Manuell, Jeff Matthews, John Mulcahy-Morgan and Geoff Ramseyer. Their musical style has been described as folk rock 'with intricate and appealing harmonies and an interesting psychedelic twist' and 'sunshine harmony pop with a light hippy vibe' and is now called sunshine pop. Design released 13 singles and 5 albums in the UK and appeared on more than 50 television shows before they split up in 1976.

  12. Dry the River

    Dry the River


    Dry the River are an English alternative-rock band, formed in the Stratford district of East London in 2009.

  13. Eclection



    Eclection were a British-based folk rock band, originally formed in 1967 in London by Norwegian-born Georg Kajanus (then known as Georg Hultgreen), Canadian Michael Rosen, Australians Trevor Lucas and Kerrilee Male, and Briton Gerry Conway. They released one album on Elektra Records before singer Kerrilee Male left to be replaced by Dorris Henderson, but the group broke up in December 1969.

  14. Edward II

    Edward II


    Edward II (known also as EII, and previously as Edward the Second and the Red Hot Polkas and e2K) are an English band named for King Edward II, which play a fusion of world music, English folk and reggae. Active from 1985, the band broke up after losing several key members in 1999, relaunching as "e2K" in 2000. In 2003, the band dissolved once more, but have since reformed for a one year reunion tour in 2009 under the "Edward II" name, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the breakup of the original band.

  15. Fairport Convention

    Fairport Convention


    Fairport Convention are an English folk rock and electric folk band. Formed in 1967, they are widely regarded as the most important group in the English folk rock movement.

  16. Five Hand Reel

    Five Hand Reel


    Five Hand Reel was a Scottish/English/Irish Celtic rock band of late 1970s that combined experiences of traditional Scottish and Irish folk music with electric rock arrangements. Members: Dick Gaughan (1948), Bobby Eaglesham (1942–2004), Tom Hickland, Barry Lyons (1950), Dave Tulloch and later Sam Bracken

  17. Fotheringay



    Fotheringay was a short-lived British folk rock group, formed in 1970 by singer Sandy Denny on her departure from Fairport Convention. The band drew its name from her 1968 composition "Fotheringay" about Fotheringhay Castle, in which Mary, Queen of Scots had been imprisoned. The song originally appeared on the 1969 Fairport Convention album, What We Did on Our Holidays, Denny's first album with that group.

  18. Fuchsia (band)

    Fuchsia (band)

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    Fuchsia is a British progressive folk rock band formed in 1970. Named after Fuchsia Groan they released one album before disbanding. Their self-titled album was featured as one of Mojo's Forgotten Classics. Their style was similar to their contemporaries Jade and Comus.

  19. Georg Kajanus

    Georg Kajanus

    Norwegian composer

  20. Georgia Wonder

    Georgia Wonder


    Georgia Wonder is a British folk-rock duo consisting of vocalist Stephanie Grant and musician Jullan Moore. Georgia Wonder once described their music as The Carpenters driving Tom Petty to an R.E.M. gig but getting crushed under the wheels of Pink Floyd's tour bus while arguing over whether to listen to 'Love Shack' by The B-52's or 'Go Your Own Way' by Fleetwood Mac.

  21. Gryphon (band)

    Gryphon (band)

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    Gryphon were a British progressive rock band of the 1970s, best known for their unusual Medieval sound and instrumentation.

  22. Hedgehog Pie

    Hedgehog Pie


    Hedgehog Pie were an electric folk group from the north-east of England, formed in 1971. Despite frequent line-up changes, they built up a considerable regional and national following and produced three highly regarded albums. They were connected to many of the most important folk and rock bands of the region from the 1970s and have been seen as one of the most significant groups in a rediscovery and popularisation of Northumbrian roots music.

  23. Home Service

    Home Service


    Home Service is a British folk rock group, formed in late 1980 from a nucleus of musicians who had been playing in Ashley Hutchings' Albion Band. Their career is generally agreed to have peaked with the album Alright Jack, which is usually considered one of the finest products of the electric folk genre and has been highly influential on later work. Several members of the band, including most obviously John Tams, have gone on to very successful solo careers and to take part in other significant projects.

  24. Honey Ryder

    Honey Ryder


    Honey Ryder is a male/female British music trio, consisting of Lindsay O'Mahony on vocals, Matt Bishop on rhythm guitar and Jason Huxley on lead guitar. The band's style of music varies from rock to folk and indie. Originally a duo, they scored two UK top 40 hits in the late 2000s.

  25. Iona



    Iona is the name of a progressive Celtic rock band from the United Kingdom, which was formed in the late 1980s by lead vocalist Joanne Hogg and multi-instrumentalists David Fitzgerald and Dave Bainbridge. Troy Donockley joined later, playing the uilleann pipes, low whistles, and other instruments.

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