Electro Folk, Celtic Fusion, Ceilidh Band
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Aartwork started as Artwork, an acoustic offshoot of Workhouse, in 2008 with a gig at The Green Dragon Festival in the mountains south of Granada, Spain!
Claire changed from her usual role on the bass guitar to acoustic guitar for Aartwork with her rhythmic, jazzy style influenced by her bass playing.
The melodies are Art’s original tunes which are mostly in the standard celtic format of jigs, reels and hornpipes, quite often influenced by time spent in the past living and working at sea.
Aartwork has developed a unique style including playing effects peddles in a way that is musically compatible with the tune and also inter-weaving bluesy interludes into the tunes.
As well as playing at festivals (including Latitude) and pubs Aartwork has appeared as support for Kal Lavelle, Fiona Bevan, HotFeet and toured with Kevin Pearce on his album launch tour in 2011.
Kevin Pearce recorded Artwork’s debut EP “First Draft” on tape, in October 2011.
Artwork changed name to Aartwork in September 2012 to differentiate from other bands of the same name.
Aartwork is promoted by TheBlueBusTour and NoiseofArt.
The music is not quite traditional and not quite jazz. It is firmly in the Celticfusion genre although increasingly becoming Celtictrance/Celtronica/Folktronica.
Aartwork gigs in the database.