Described by FATEA as 'atmospheric heaven' and by Bright Young Folk as 'super talented'; Threaded will take you on a journey through a roller coaster of emotions and musical imagery, with copious amounts of reflection and participation, and you will be left 'feeling fresh, elated and eager for more.'(Folk Radio UK).
Threaded are an acoustic trio that create and perform original instrumentals and self-penned songs, inspired by world folk culture and re-imagined for a contemporary audience.
Threaded is the 'impressive talent' (Folk Radio UK), of Jamie Rutherford (guitar/lead vocals), Ning- ning Li (violin/vocals) and Rosie Bott (clarinet/vocals). They have released three albums, When The Raven Comes Calling (2019) Fair Winds & Following Seas (2017) and of what we spoke in (2015), which have all been received with great critical acclaim.
Threaded’s show is full to the brim of energy, emotion, passion and reflection, delivered with an outstanding level of musicianship. From foot-stomping jigs to poignant ayres and soulful songs, Threaded’s set has something for everyone.
Their most recent venture has seen them tour the UK with D/deaf accessible show 'Soonchild', where they composed the score, performed it live on stage as part of the company and also had their acting, puppetry and British Sign Language debuts!
'Simply Astounding' (Midlands What's On)
'It is atmospheric and joyful to see these guys perform' (Folk Phenomena)
'They are to be greatly applauded for the entirely self-penned compositions that they have come up with, and for the most impressive breadth of style they demonstrate.' (R2 Rock 'n' Reel)
'With their own impressive talent to underpin their passion for musical exploration, [and] seemingly endless capacity to create music and song that appeals across multiple audiences' (Folk Radio UK)
'The music quite simply dazzles' FATEA
'An absolute joy to listen to.' Folk Radio UK
'Very talented trio' Johnny Coppin: BBC Radio Gloucester
'Creative, clever and captivating music of instant allure and appeal.' The Living Tradition
'Threaded make a glorious sound.' Bright Young Folk
'A feast of beautiful music' Limping Chicken
Fair Winds & Following Seas
****"This is a beautiful package inside and out, and one that suggests that Threaded will become significant figures on the folk scene." RnR
"Enjoying Fair Winds and Following Seas is like an evening spent at the best of dances among the best of company – you leave feeling fresh, elated, and eager for more." Folk Radio UK
"Fair Winds and Following Seas leaves you longing for more. It’s rare to find an album that’s so effortlessly uplifting. An absolute joy to listen to." Folk Radio UK
"Overall, it's like sitting on a pebble beach, the waves breaking on the shore. You could be there forever, you wouldn't mind, you never want to leave that magical place. You don't have to. Just hit the loop button." FATEA
"Fair Winds & Following Seas is a journey worth taking." Bright Young Folk
"An excellent and very distinctive sound." Shire Folk
"Exhibiting assured, mature prowess in both instrumental and vocal departments." fROOTS
Debut album "of what we spoke"
**** R2 (Rock 'n' Reel)
'Impressive and stimulating' FATEA
'a thrilling musical ride, where inventive and melodically interesting tune- medleys alternate with thoughtful, quirky self-penned songs.' fROOTS
'Richly sophisticated in the tapestry of its composition and ensemble interplay' Shire Folk
'Threaded genuinely don't sound like anyone else.' Bright Young Folk
'Fantastic' Genevieve Tudor BBC Radio Shropshire