Hailing from North Wales and Yorkshire, their eclectic brand of folk music – encompassing 18th century ballads all the way up to self-penned stomping dance tunes, has seen The Trials of Cato booked out at folk clubs and festivals across the country.
Their eponymous debut EP has been well received, and was described as ‘one hell of a calling card’ in FATEA Magazine. Having caught the attention of industry heavyweights like Mark Radcliffe and Mike Harding, they are now hard at work developing their debut album alongside their busy gigging schedule.
The band’s live set includes both original and traditional material, delivered wholly on fretted instruments (and a few surprises) to achieve a musical presence not often heard on the modern folk scene. Praised for the diversity of their material and influences, The Trials of Cato live show ‘invariably stuns audience wherever they play.’
“One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2