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Review of ‘Ghosts in the Lens’ by Hot Music Live (2022)

Review of ‘Stay at Home’ by Hot Music Live (2021)

Review of Carrick’s gig at Leamington Beer & Music Festival (2016)


Review by Royston Folk Club

“Carrick are Caroline and Richard (Rick). So not as Celtic as may be imagined. What a lovely duo good smattering of very interesting covers amongst well crafted self penned numbers. The whole performance enhanced by the clever choice of instruments and lovely voices. Caroline, that little bass had everyone with their jaw on the floor. Guys it was a treat …..”

Review by Whimsical About Music @ Yardbird Gig

John Taylor, Worcester Music Festival Organiser 

“Everything a promoter could wish for – two lovely people who arrive at their gigs nice and early, are very easy to get along with, and give you an honest to goodness audience-engaging performance.” 

Ale Festival, The White Horse Pub, Curdworth 

“It was the best atmosphere I’ve ever seen in a village pub!  Carrick absolutely took the roof off the marquee!  Amazing!” 

Clare & Ian Young, Wedding

“Ian and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both.  We had a great time at our wedding thanks to your fabulous music!  Our guests were hugely impressed with both your talent and the wide range of songs that you played from your modern acoustic set and there were so many compliments.  We will be telling anyone, and everyone, who will listen about you; we were just upset we missed the chance to see you perform again at the Ale Festival!  Huge thanks once again.” 

Shirley Red Lion Folk Club Review  

John Richards (from The John Richards Band

 “We had a great night at Stourbridge Folk Club recently and Carrick, a young duo from South Birmingham, who feature guitar, mandocello, flute and percussion did a cracking support slot with a very interesting choice of songs, fine singing and lovely harmonies.” 

 Sunjay Brayne (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Nominee 2012

 “Great musicians, beautiful harmonies.  Go see them perform!”  

 Ashley Bullock, General Manager @ The White Horse, Curdworth cazflute

“Not being the biggest folk fan myself, I was apprehensive about having Carrick play at my pub, BUT….I needn’t have worried!  What an amazing performance – and so professional!  The mix of classic folk style songs mixed with modern classics really made for an amazing evening.  Customers young and old were captured by the performance.  Possibly one of the best bands we have featured and will definitely welcome them back with open arms!!” 

David Rees-Jones, Nomad Comedy 

“Carrick’s stunning and versatile sound are a delight to experience.  Whilst remaining faithful to the folk genre, their appeal is irresistibly broad.  They add high quality, style, wit and happiness to any event.”

Joe Morton, The Harvester, Solihull  

“Carrick wowed The Harvester crowd with their unique blend of rock and folk.  An exciting set from start to finish, of brilliantly composed originals and an excellent take on some popular classics!  Caroline and Richard know their way around their instruments and it shows through their performance.  They knock out some beautiful harmonies too!  We look forward to having Carrick back at The Harvester soon!

Jayne Collinson (Harry’s Bar Battle of the Bands)

“A very professional performance by this male/female duet and warm friendly chats between tracks. They covered some wonderful ballads by artists such as Bob Geldoff and Thin Lizzy, accompanied by many changes of musical instruments which included a bass ukulele, acoustic guitar, flute, mandolin cello and a Cajon which was played with snare drum sticks. They have played together for 2 years and although all of tonight’s material was covers, they write their own material too. We were privileged to hear this act as part of The Battle of the Bands helping to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Glenfield Hospital as quite often they are busy performing at folk music events and will soon be supporting Gordon Giltrap. They would like to support Seth Lakeman who I am yet to google (and have probably spelt incorrectly) and if this ever transpires they would be a credit to him.”