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The Tindalls Folk and Acoustic Band

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A popular & talented, Banbury based, Folk & Acoustic Band who play a wide variety of music from James Taylor to Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen to Maroon Five etc. featuring daughters Sarah & Kathryn together with parents Paula & Stuart Tindall. They have played at many Folk Clubs & Folk Festivals across the Midlands & South as well as featuring at Fairports Convention's Cropredy Festival in 2010 on the same bill as Status Quo, Rick Wakeman, Little Feat & featuring on Bob Harris' Sky Arts Prog.

"The Tindalls" Folk and Acoustic Band


Perhaps you have heard us sing at a local Folk Club or Festival, saw us on Bob Harris's Sky Arts program about Fairport Convention's "Cropredy 2010", have come across one of our CDs, or maybe a "web-search" has pointed you here.

However you ended at our Web-site or our Promotional Feature on thebestofWarwick, "Welcome" and we'd be delighted if you would take a few minutes to take a look around, and to listen to what we are all about as an Acoustic Music Duo and as a Family Band on the Audio Clips pages or our web-site.

You can find out a little of our musical history and background, find out where we will be performing in the coming months and have the chance to sample some of our songs (in the "Audio Clips" section of our web-site).

Should you wish to buy one of our CDs, you can buy "On-line" using a credit card, or can order by post and pay by cheque or alternatively you can buy and download the songs from our CD as MP3 files.


Click HERE to see a youtube video of our performance at Cropredy 2010 as featured on Bob Haris's Sky Arts documentary:



Folk Club, Folk Festival, Pub, Wine Bar and Private Function Performers:

With songs in our repertoire from Joni Mitchell to Billy Holliday, Bob Dylan to James Taylor and Fairport Convention to Fleetwood Mac, our music spans many "genres"of popular folk and acoustic music where Paula's powerful voice, together with Stuart's harmonies and many intricate finger-picking guitar styles (including Ragtime, Classical, Jazz and traditional Folk) ensure a varied mix of music, from songs to instrumentals.

Singer Songwriters:

More recently we have started to write some songs of our own which we have started to incorporate into our sets, one being included on the "Family Album" and more recent "Stop 'n' Play" CD. One of Stuart's songs, "Lucky Man" was performed at Fairport's Cropredy Convention in Aug 2010 to around 10,000 people.


Stuart has also given a number of Classical / Jazz guitar concerts for local Charity Events and at Private Functions and performs regularly at Restaurants and Civic Events playing a mix of Classical, Modern Classical and Jazz pieces on both Nylon and Steel strung guitars.


We hope this has given you a flavour of the music that we perform, but please DO CHECK OUT OUR WEB-SITE where you'll find loads of Video and Audio Clips as well as being able to order any of our 5 released CD's.


If you are interested in bookings us for your event or venue, just drop me an e-mail or give me a call.




A little on our Music and Background

We have been singing together at folk clubs and pubs from the early 1980's through to the mid 1990's in and around Cheshire, having first met at Sandbach Folk Club whilst Paula was still at college in Alsager.

Having moved to the Banbury area in 1997, and now with two small children (and no local baby-sitting service available), we took a break from performing. However after finding the "Ride-a-Cock-Horse" Folk Club in Banbury in 2003, and having been made most welcome, we started singing again. So after a number of bookings at local folk clubs and festivals, encouraged by friends and other musicians along the way, we put together a CD of our music in January 2005 (recorded at Blue Moon Studio, near Banbury) and plan to use this to help us secure future bookings at folk clubs and festivals wider afield.

Our Music

We have collected a wide range of songs and tunes over the past 20 years or so, influenced by many songwriting artists of our youth such as Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Ralph McTell, Joni Mitchell, Lennon & McCartney etc..

As we started to go to Folk Clubs in the 70's and 80's, first to listen and then starting to play, we came across artists such as Harvey Andrews, Allan Taylor, Chris While, Arizona Smoke Review, John James and (more recently) Mike Silver. You will find some of their songs in our repertoire.

As well as singing Ballads and some traditional Folk Songs, influenced by performers such as John James and Martin Taylor, we also incorporated some Ragtime and Jazz Guitar tunes and songs into our set.




Eclectic Guitar Styles:

Classical, Jazz & Ragtime styles on Nylon & Steel strung instruments:

As well as playing Steel-strung guitar in the Folk Duo with Paula, and with Paula, Sarah & Kathryn when appearing as "The Tindalls", Stuart is also an accomplished guitarist and performer in his own right.

Classically Trained Guitarist:

Having been classically trained, he has performed a number of concerts over the years and has provided background music at a number of formal Dinners and Charity events.

His Classical Guitar repertoire spans traditional pieces by composers such as Albeniz, Carcassi, Tarrega, Sor etc. but also includes Modern Classics, such as Cavatina, Shadow of Your Smile & Blue Moon and Jazz influenced pieces such as I've Got Rhythm, Georgia on my Mind, Take Five, Classical Gas, Anji....

From Classical to Jazz & Ragtime Styles:

Stuart has taken the classical skills, learned on the nylon strung guitar, and utilised these onto the steel-strung instrument and is an
accomplished Ragtime and Jazz guitarist, having been strongly influence by the playing of John James and Martin Taylor.

He is currently involved in a number of projects as a guitarist, which include having played at multiple Northamptonshire County Council
Civic Functions, local Charity Events and Restaurants in recent months and is looking to expand on the number of venues where he can provide background Classical / Jazz guitar for diners at lunchtime and evenings.

If you are interested in bookings us for your event or venue, just drop me an e-mail or give me a call.



latest reviews

In January 2012, said about The Tindalls Folk and Acoustic Band

Bingham Folk Club (4/11/2006) What a lovely unaffected family, and what a change to see children willing to perform and to use their talents in such a confident and positive way. It is well known that harmonies blend best with family members and, together with each of their individual instrumental skills, they produced some lovely songs. Different groupings added interest and variation to their sets and overall reflected a professionalism which only comes from years of performing live.

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In January 2012, said about The Tindalls Folk and Acoustic Band

CD Launch Concert 21/3/09 " What can I say..... The old cliche - 'you had to be there' comes to mind. That has to be one of the best concerts I have been to, if not the best. Beautifully arranged, emotional, warm, full of feeling and engaging. The girls were just out of this World, wonderful, absolutely wonderful. We'll keep an eye out for when you are playing next... We can't wait. I'm still there at the hall!....Warm Regards to you and family! David T,

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In January 2012, said about The Tindalls Folk and Acoustic Band

Having heard this family at Chase Folk last night (6/1/06), felt I must comment. An exceptional performance, great arrangements and variety of music, beautiful harmonies. Booked them immediately for Common Folk. Can`t wait to hear them again. Margaret P. "Common Folk" Folk Club organiser

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In January 2012, said about The Tindalls Folk and Acoustic Band

"Common Folk" Folk Club (19/02/2009) Hi Stuart, Paula, Kathryn and Sarah, Just a mail, to thank you for a lovely evening at Common Folk. You were really well received by the audience and the turn out proved how popular you are in our area. Your material is diverse, your musicianship is excellent and your harmonies are amazing and beautiful. All this combined with your warmth and stage presence, make "The Tindalls" an essential booking for any venue. Paul (O'Brien) came in as you know rather late, in fact it was on either the last 2 or 3 of your first set and he just stood mesmerised by your sound. His first question was, "Who are these?" I can't convey this tone to you in an e mail of course, so you need to put the emphasis on that question. So once again "thank you." Hope the girl's exams go well, but don't ever neglect the music Margaret & Steve (Organisers)

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In January 2012, said about The Tindalls Folk and Acoustic Band

Warwick Folk festival (July 2008) Hello Stuart and family. Just back from Warwick. An amazing festival with some equally amazing acts - including your family. I listened to you all for the first time in the Theatre on Sunday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised - thought the harmonies and musicianship was excellent. Some very moving renditions. Excellent solos by you all. Its very hard to realise that your family is so young when you hear the maturity in the voices of your daughters. So many potentially successful years ahead. I really do hope that you all manage to stay together and develop as a group. Best wishes for the remainder of the season. Garry C. (Nottinghamshire)

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In January 2012, said about The Tindalls Folk and Acoustic Band

I think the "Take Two" is excellent. Paula & Stuart would grace any folk club.

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