Phil Underwood and Denise Dryburgh are DryWood, a husband and wife duo singing lively and heartfelt original and traditional songs. They operate a pair of traditional canal boats and their songs celebrate the heritage of the English Canals, the English Folk Tradition and are spiced up with a pinch of Americana, Blues and Cajun.
Phil is a highly experienced International award winning musician and singer/songwriter with many music, CD, TV and theatre credits to his name. He has performed in the British Isles, Europe, the Middle East and the US. He trained for the stage with the National Theatre’s War Horse production and performed at Wembley with musician and comedian Bill Bailey, plus folk music appearances on BBC Songs of Praise, Breakfast TV and Robson Green’s Tales of the Coast. He was a member of the famous Fishwives shanty ensemble.
Denise started singing as a teenager in a successful all girl group DeLorelei and subsequently made her name on the folk circuit as a fine and powerful folk singer and session leader. She toured folk clubs and festivals with harmony group The Morning After.
À Fin are Joe, Mike and Troy, an indie-folk trio (guitar, upright bass and percussion) featuring Joe Hillman who, in various guises, has played nearly every pub in Baldock, mainly thanks to the Balstock Festival. The band tell tales about rivers and seas, horses and butterflies, smuggling and poorly designed civil engineering projects…
As A Fin, they played the Royston Music Festival in 2021 and 2022, and they recently played at Pat Crilly’s Four Rivers Folk Club.
We’ll also have some songs from Bunyan’s Oak so sure to be a great night!