This album skilfully unites the mature beauty of traditional folk music with an exciting contemporary twist. This up-to-date touch is largely provided by Jim Causley’s vocals, which effortlessly switch from the solemnity of `Drummer Boy for Waterloo’ to the dynamic requirements of `Th... more
“One of the best instrumental outfits to emerge in recent years” - Channel 4 Online
Mawkin:Causley is brothers James and David Delarre, Danny Crump, Alex Goldsmith and acclaimed singer Jim Causley. Together, they merge west and east (from Essex, Suffolk and Devon), tunes and songs played with attitude—the result breathing youthful vigor and energy into folk- inspired music.
Mawkin have now played over 50 UK festivals and have supported a range of well-regarded artists including Eliza Carthy, Shooglenifty, Show of Hands, Billy Bragg, Mr Scruff and more besides.
The band met at a Folk Festival in 2003, when the average age of Mawkin band members was barely 17 years old. Local boy Jim Causley, already a well regarded singer, was also there. Mawkin had been looking for a vocalist but finding someone who could fit into what had already become a tightnit group was proving difficult. However, when Jim was heard singing in his distinctive, clear and rich voice, as well as being seen drinking beer and having fun, the band knew that one day he’d be ideal for them. In 2007 they finally joined forces.
In the intervening years instrumentalist's Mawkin self- released a debut album The Fair Essex (Good Form Records/2006), Their EP, Cold Ruin, and their newest full-length album The Akward Recruit. On the strength of the reception and their growing reputation as live performers who know how to win an audience, Mawkin, have now built up a strong and loyal following. Combining their considerable forces with the acclaimed BBC folk Award nominee and ex Devils Interval star Jim Causley in their ranks, they are all poised for much bigger things.