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‘State of Hysteria’ was recorded live in one week at Grange Studios in Norfolk. It features Jilah Bakhshayesh on violin, vocals and kamanche, Martin Milner on guitar, mandolin, vocals and daf, Jaydev Mistry on percussion and electric guitar, and Aidan on vocals, guitar and symphonie.
Tracks: Radio Independence/What
Makes A Place?/Just Another Day In Baghdad/State Of Hysteria/Ghost Hill Farm/The
Tortoise And The Hare/Swallows/Captives/The Singing Of The Water
"Well crafted contemporary roots" Time Out
"This is another fine album. The sound has a more international feel than before thanks very much to the contribution of Jilah Bakhshayesh who takes lead vocal on the superb title track & plays violin & kamanche” **** Rock n Reel
“Manchester’s ethnic & cultural diversity is strongly represented within the contemporary roots oeuvre of musician Aidan Jolly who is based in the city. The poetic lyricism is undeniable. Starkly different songs do a fine thought provoking job on this topic" - 8/10 Hi fi +
"A powerhouse songwriter with a big heart and a great voice" - Birmingham Post
"With commitment and concern oozing from every word, the album undeniably hits home" - Net Rhythms
"Manchester based roots musician Aidan Jolly has crafted a fine acoustic folk album with the added spice of the Anglo/Iranian connection" - Classic Rock Society
"Aidan is a fine folk singer, and has a great gift of crafting a good song" - Maverick
"Aidan writes and sings with great passion and I found this album quite riveting. Ms Bakhshayesh's spine-chilling performance on the title track is outstanding, but that's the word I'd use to describe the whole album” - The Folk Diary
Eleven songs written and recorded with some of Manchester's finest musicians helping out.
Tracks: Fire/Sea to the Sky/How Dare You Be So Good?/Skin/Work/Dennis The Menace/History/Landfall/(Untitled)/Sea Song/I Wish You Joy
focus of this album is firmly on the impact this world has on ordinary people
and the lives they lead. Quite brilliantly handled - the last track is a fine
slab of satire and a fitting end to a unique piece of work” - 9/10
Hi fi +
“..an immensely accomplished product, especially so for a debut singer-songwriter. Aidan's extremely capable in both departments, and his work is enviably genre-defying, covering many bases: Polished" - NET RHYTHMS
“System Fault” is a grower album, both musically & lyrically, & well worth the listen”- **** ROCK n REEL
Tracks: Ghost Hill Farm/Contraflow/Bricks And Mortar/Rental Man/The Forgotten School/The Land That Was Ocean/Out Of Town/Let The People Decide/Pulsar (Deep In My Heart)
Virtual Migrants: 'Exhale' DVD/CD
- 5 years of video, music and electronic art engaging with asylum and migration
in a new world order. Features a huge range of collaborations with various
artists, musicians and poets including. DVD, Audio-CD and two booklets
with 40 pages of essays, images and contexts. Go to www.virtualmigrants.com/exhale
for details and orders
Play 'Our Land' from 'Exhale'
"evocative, metaphorical" The Guardian
"brilliantly executed" City Life
Banner Theatre: Songs From Fortress Europe
Aidan toured, performed and wrote with Banner between 1992 and 1998 - this CD of music from three Banner productions represents the best of that period.
for more info, orders
or more Banner CDs go to www.bannertheatre.co.uk
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