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Tyde - Tyde - 2010
The Hidden Spoon - 2013



Tyde are set to launched their second album, The Hidden Spoon, at Cheltenham Folk Festival in February 2013.
But there are no second album concerns to be had here: the band has built confidently and excitedly on their 2010 debut, choosing to augment their sound with an increasing amount of stylistic influences.
The furious, frantic tunes for which Tyde has become known are more frequently intercepted by songs, fiddler Heather Gessey still taking lead vocals but joined in harmony with her accordion and guitar playing comrades, Andrew Waite and Seth Tinsley. Though the trio remains at the core of the band, Tyde can now grow to a four- or five-piece when the occasion demands, with the addition of percussionist, Jim Molyneux (4Square, The Old Dance School), and bass from Pete Thomas (Megan Henwood)
Quiet and contemplative, ‘Eve Solace’ showcases Heather’s vocals at their softest, most sensitive, while subsequent song, ‘Hazlemere’, is driven by locomotive accompaniment and an Americana feel. The band continue to glance across the Atlantic for inspiration with ‘Katrina’, a song written by a friend of Seth’s, about the musical resilience of New Orleans, whilst the cheeky, sauntering closer, ‘Twairse’, bends and swings its traditional leanings.
Tyde first came to public attention when their remarkable musicianship captivated the audience at the 2009 final of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards.
The trio were drawn together during a 2008 Spanish tour with The Sage Gateshead’s young folk ensemble, Folkestra. Encouraged by Folkestra’s maestro, Kathryn Tickell, fiddler Heather Gessey, guitarist Seth Tinsley and Andrew Waite, accordionist, began to assemble tune sets in order to open for the big band.
Back home and bound by their love for Irish band, Beoga, the trio found each other’s company invigorating and decided that the band could – and should – outgrow the Folkestra tour.
Hailing from the North of England and Scottish Borders, the three musicians took the name Tyde as a nod to their origins – Seth lives below the River Tyne, Andrew above the River Tweed and Heather in-between.
Tyde is:
Heather Gessey, fiddle and vocals
Seth Tinsley, guitar and vocals
Andrew Waite, accordion and vocals
Jim Molyneux, percussion
Pete Thomas, Bass

Prodigious musical talent harnessed to the execution of dynamic and cleverly arranged tune-sets Properganda
Slick musicianship coupled with a warm and lively stage show confirms their place as rising starts in the folk firmament Songlines
Put simply, three-piece Tyde’s eponymous first album is amazing Acoustic Magazine