Open Water is an acoustic quartet steeped in the British folk tradition with influences of Celtic and American bluegrass
Award-winning vocalist Joanne Doolan’s unique style emanates from her Welsh musical roots, embracing folk and country influences. Her lyrics are take inspiration from Joni Mitchell, the Romantic poets and Virginia Woolf.
‘Jo’s heartfelt approach is a blessing. Vulnerability and talent in shedloads. I love her!’ Ian Shaw
Richard Rozze can be seen performing in a variety of contexts on the jazz, folk and pop scene and has earned a reputation as a creative and flexible musician. An in demand electric and acoustic guitarist, Richard has also added dobro, mandolin and tenor banjo to his bag and since has contributed to recordings by Paul Booth (Steve Winwood Band) and soulful folk trio ‘Arcelia”
An accomplished composer, Jeff Alexander’s influences come from traditions as varied as the Renaissance lute and flamenco guitar. He has worked at Canterbury Christ Church University as a guitar tutor and lecturer.
”heartbreakingly poignant [and] liltingly nostalgic…Joanne Doolan has a beautiful voice that puts one in mind of June Tabor or Maddy Prior.” Kent JazzFolk