Fear of the Forest is a unique project bringing folk, classical, medieval and Middle Eastern influences to bear on intriguing lyrical content. Fronted by Kate Arnold on vocals, hammered dulcimer and violin, the band’s sound has been described as ‘punk baroque’ and combines a strong percussive element with unusual time signatures and microtonal elements. Kate has recently worked with Lisa Knapp, Doudou Cissoko, and Daemonia Nymphe, and was previously a member of Sergeant Buzfuz and Paul Hawkins and the Awkward Silences.
Other foresters are:
Jon Clayton (Something Beginning With L, Chris T-T and the Hoodrats, Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra) - cello, bass, engineering
Sara Fotros (Ashtee Ensemble, Ajam, Venge Dûr, Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra) - percussion
Elizabeth Nott (Amira Kheir, Maya Youssef, Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos, Khyam Allami) - percussion
The Mysterious Mark Stefanicki on hurdy gurdy
'In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself in a dark wood where the straight way was lost'