About

The Black Feathers - Photo

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.

The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.

Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.

It's been an incredible couple of years for the The Black Feathers. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart. A live album recorded at The Convent in Stroud has also just been released and very well received.


CD Reviews

Soaked to the Bone

Soaked to the Bone

"Absolutely Wonderful"
 Whispering Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)

"Mesmerising and stunning in equal measure...
An artistic triumph for a duo of undeniable talent."
 FATEA

"Draws you in for a brilliant, effervescent ride from the moment you press play"
 Maverick ★★★★

"Sheer poetic beauty both lyrically and musically."
 Cryptic Rock ★★★★★

"Positively sparkles with energy and joy.
Magical ballads that would encourage the rowdiest of crowds to fall silent."
 For the Country Record

"an impressive and diverse debut that grabs the attention from the off and doesn’t let go."
 Rhythm & Booze

"an exciting album packed full of great tunes, sumptuous harmonies and a writing style that aches with heartfelt sincerity."
 Three Chords and the Truth


Strangers We Meet

Strangers We Meet EP

“The Black Feathers could well be Britain’s answer to Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings”
 Flying Shoes
“...gorgeous close harmonies – two voices paired to perfection”
 Folkwords
“...their blend of English folk influences and Americana is a tasty concoction indeed”
 R2 Magazine
“The Black Feathers are acoustic, but with enough power and force to drive a sledgehammer.”
 fRoots Magazine
“Their five-song debut EP, Strangers We Meet, is full of nice touches and sweet harmonies”
 The Telegraph

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Live Reviews

“...stunning harmonies that were so good it reminded me of seeing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings”
 No Depression
“It is so rare an opening act rival the main performance but that is exactly what the seamless harmony singing Black Feathers achieved”
 Jumpin' Hot Club
“The pure emotion and subtle timing of their song delivery is as evident as the enjoyment radiating from their onstage chemistry”
 3 Chords and the Truth

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LATEST REVIEWS

"Absolutely Wonderful"
 Whispering Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) Read More

"Mesmerising and stunning in equal measure...
An artistic triumph for a duo of undeniable talent."
 FATEA Read More

"Draws you in for a brilliant, effervescent ride from the moment you press play"
 Maverick ★★★★ Read More

"Sheer poetic beauty both lyrically and musically."
 Cryptic Rock ★★★★★ Read More

UPCOMING SHOWS

July

Sat 27th - House Concert, Warwick, UK

August

Fri 16th - The Old Court, Windsor, UK
Sat 24th - House Concert, Nunney, UK
Mon 26th - Over The Hill, Witney, UK
Sat 31st - White Hart Inn, Colyford, UK

September

Sun 1st - Between the Trees, Bridgend, UK

November

Thu 7th - St Mary's Memorial Hall, Calton, Waterhouses, UK
Fri 8th - Cherry Willingham & Reepham Village Hall, Reepham, UK
Sat 9th - Hoton Village Hall, Hoton, UK
VIEW ALL UPCOMING SHOWS

July

Sat 27th
House Concert, Warwick, UK

August

Fri 16th
The Old Court, Windsor, UK
Sat 24th
House Concert, Nunney, UK
Mon 26th
Over The Hill, Witney, UK
Sat 31st
White Hart Inn, Colyford, UK

September

Sun 1st
Between the Trees, Bridgend, UK

November

Thu 7th
St Mary's Memorial Hall, Calton, Waterhouses, UK
Fri 8th
Cherry Willingham & Reepham Village Hall, Reepham, UK
Sat 9th
Hoton Village Hall, Hoton, UK
Fri 15th
Talaton Parish Hall, Talaton, UK
Sat 16th
Mylor Theatre, Truro, UK

December

Mon 9th
De Maandag van Van Meurs, Eindhoven, NL
with Simon Kempston