Gathering Tides have a completely fresh approach to traditional and contemporary music from around the world. Weaving together folk funk rock and more this young and innovative band transcend genre labels. With their unique lineup of fiddle, electric guitar bass and cajon Gathering Tides explore dance music styles both old and new. They slip effortlessly from heavy riffs to fiery fiddle tunes or from smooth improvisation to minimalism. Hailing from Birmingham the band are making waves at festivals across the UK - this year marks the release of their debut EP 'Floodgate'. Each band member brings a unique palette of sound to Gathering Tides. Seth Bye (fiddle and vocals) brings the foot-stopping fiddle tunes and soaring melodies to the band. Sam Baldwin (electric guitar) has roots in progressive rock music bringing power and drive to the sound. Dan Cippico (bass) has a wide compositional practice including electronic recording free improvisation and songwriting he brings jazz and feel-good vibes to the band. Alex Henshaw (cajon) has a passion for funk folk and samba music bringing the groove to Gathering Tides.