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Moulettes are an English Folk Rock band. The band was formed in 2002 in Glastonbury by Hannah Miller (Songwriter, Vocals, Cello, Guitar), Dr. Ruth Skipper (Vocals, Bassoon, Auto-harp), Robert Skipper (later of The Holloways), Oliver Austin (Drums, Guitar, vocals) and Ted Dwane. The current line up is Hannah Miller, Ruth Skipper, Oliver Austin, Bassist Jim Mortimore (Arthur Brown, Chris Jagger) and Raevennan Husbandes (Guitar and Vocals). The band often plays in larger ensembles which have included Georgina Leach (Violin), percussionist Rob Arcari, Laura Hockenhull (Vocals), Faye Houston (Vocals), Mikey Simmonds (Violin), Anisa Arslanagic, Emma Gatrill (Harp), Kate Young (Violin), Eliza Jaye (Violin and Guitar) and Marcus Hamblett (Guitar, brass).
Moulettes are led by Female vocal harmony and Cello. The band is composed of multi-tasking, multi-instrumentalists who experiment with both electric and acoustic instruments, including deliberate distortion on the Bassoon and strings. The band often incorporate Orchestral and Progressive elements into their music and occasional play with a chamber orchestra. Their main influences include Bjork, Kate Bush, Gentle Giant, Nick Cave, The Beatles and Pink Floyd. The band have received positive reviews from mainstream press which has acknowledged the bands original sound. The band have been nominated for several Best Of The Year lists (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/dec/16/the-best-albums-of-2014-how-our-writers-voted) and won Spiral Earth's Best Band and Album categories and won Fatea roots-music Best band of 2012. Having toured extensively and played at many festivals since their inception Moulettes have shared the stage and studio with Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, The Ting Tings, Mumford and Sons, Band of Skulls, Paul Heaton, Bonobo, Liz Green, The Unthanks, Arthur Brown and many more of note.