I write the songs and sing for my own band – an indie folk act called Sweeney Astray. In 2017 we played at Lancaster Music Festival and Cloudspotting Festival as well as doing a live set for the BBC Radio Lancashire at Lytham Festival (our third appearance on the Sally Nayden/Brett Davison morning show that year). We also brought out an EP called Flow which is avalable online as well as on sale at Action Records in Preston. And, excitement, we recorded a live video at Simion Audio Rooms Manchester in December.
I love working with other musicians for the friendship and company as well as the sounds. In 2017 Sweeney Astray line up – Katie Ritson (vocals/guitar); Anna Ashworth (drums/percussion) and Morgan Pugh (bass).