‘Folk Fusion’ is probably the closest you will get in trying to define the sound of Berkshire 5 piece All Things Considered. Led by vocalist Emma Johnson - whose haunting tones have been likened to Natalie Merchant, the band comprise driving fiddle player Gethin Webster, intricate acoustic guitarist Adrian Holden and the groove based, almost tribal rhythm section of acoustic bass player Ben Halls and percussionist Phil Daniels. Their bold sound and wide musical influences make them both a distinctive, yet very accessible act – with their music reaching a diverse audience. Having formed from the ashes of a number of acts in late 2007, the last few years have seen the band record and self promote their debut album, tour all over the country and have their music played on BBC Radio 2, multiple regional shows and folk and acoustic shows in the USA. Steve Lamacq hailed them a ‘talented young folk band’, top folk music website Folking.com said they perform ‘effortlessly beautiful songs with real feeling’ and Acoustic Magazine wrote of their debut album Scarecrow ‘It richly rewards those who make the effort to appreciate it’. Now on the verge of releasing their second full studio album, the band are going in to 2011 as one to watch on the acoustic scene in the UK. ---------------- All Things Considered are also a band from Oklahoma who play rock/ska/fusion. They originated in Stillwater, Oklahoma under the leadership of Ryan Hatcher. Any lovers of 3rd wave ska bands or just plain good music will love this band.