Tyde first came to public attention when their remarkable musicianship captivated the audience at the 2009 final of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Hailing from the North of England and Scottish Borders, the three musicians took the name Tyde as a nod to their origins – Seth lives below the River Tyne, Andrew above the River Tweed and Heather in-between.
The furious, frantic tunes for which Tyde has become known are more frequently intercepted by songs, fiddler Heather Gessey still taking lead vocals but joined in harmony with her accordion and guitar playing comrades, Andrew Waite and Seth Tinsley. And though the trio remains at the core of the band, Tyde this year at Priddy will be a 5 piece band with the addition of percussionist, Will Lang and Pete Thomas (Megan Henwood).
Tyde have just launched their second album, The Hidden Spoon.
“Slick musicianship coupled with a warm and lively stage show confirms their place as rising starts in the folk firmament” – Songlines