Progressive acoustic music.
Stillhouse are a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio ensemble, presenting original songs and instrumental material with roots in bluegrass and contemporary folk.
Captivating & thoughtful original compositions. Impressively stylish. fRoots.
2017 marks the first anniversary of the band, as well as the release of their first 7-track EP, Love is the Weight. The trio has been busy sharing this first offering with their burgeoning audiences across the UK, with festival appearances including Wilderness, Boomtown Fair, Deer Shed, Beverley and Broadstairs, as well as support slots with Tcha Limberger & Mozes Rosenberg, LAU and Hot Club of Cowtown.
Jonny Neaves (guitar, vocals) and Polly Bolton (mandolin, vocals) have been collaborating since their teens. Matthew Mefford (double bass) has roots in his hometown of Austin, Texas and spent the years before his move to the UK touring the States with bluegrass/jazz/folk quartet MilkDrive.
Together, they have created a captivating and complex sound characterised by melodic original songs alongside soaring mandolin, guitar and bass-led instrumental pieces with roots in bluegrass, old time and folk melodies.
Beautiful songwriting. Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
Not only are they capable of writing and arranging top drawer songs, they have the additional instrumental chops to go with it. This trio will soon be causing a stir. Northern Sky Magazine.
Wonderful musicianship and superbly well-arranged material; Stillhouse completely captivate their audience from the first note they play. This trio is one to watch - Leila Cooper, Moonbeams Festival Director.
They're all such amazing players. It's a rare thing these days, but they do it with finesse and style and it's never showboaty, just pure class - Chris Helme, formerly The Seahorses.