Atmospheric and gothic Herefordshire quintet, with strong female vocals and a distinct pagan influence.
The Craft were formed in February 1999 by guitarist Jon Wilson and vocalist Laura Marshall with the intention of creating original music. In these early years it soon became apparent that a potent song writing partnership was developing and with the inclusion of Craig Simpson on bass guitar, Duncan Arnold on drums, and Tom Legge on keyboards a new and exciting sound was born.
The sound of The Craft combines powerful, haunting melodies and Laura's stunning vocals. The band have recorded an album called Ghostlands and you can listen to a track from it called 'Witch', by clicking below.
The band say: "We are interested in creating moods and atmospheres, and although this will be primarily achieved through our music we aim to compliment this with audiovisual stimuli to draw the audience into our world for the duration they are with us."
There's a strong influence from bands like All About Eve and Siouxsie and the Banshees, plus a distinct pagan feel to the lyrics.
Unfortunately, the Craft are no longer together and finally announced in December 2006 they are unlikely to reform.
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session, every week from 7pm, on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
last updated: 16/01/2009 at 22:59
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