For Folk’s Sake Sessions

The For Folk’s Sake Sessions are my original and most active session project.

Key facts:

  • Free
  • Normal recording location is Grove Park, SE London
  • One or two songs published
  • Includes promotion on For Folk’s Sake channels

I take pitches either directly from artists or via agent by email at duncan@forfolkssake.com. Please put “SESSION” in the title to make it easy to find amongst all my bulk PR email. If I don’t reply within a week give me a nudge.

Please provide some example music and an idea of when you’d ideally like to record or publish. Please note there can be gap of several weeks between recording and first publication.

Booking priorities

Anything in the (broad) musical scope of the site is fine. That includes: traditional, contemporary or alt folk, singer-songwriters, roots & country. Or music that contains elements of those things.

My aim is to produce videos in a range of musical styles. I get many pitches for solo singer-songwriters with an acoustic guitar, which all end up competing for limited slots. Artists performing as duos (or even trios), using different instrumentation or doing something really interesting stylistically will have a booking advantage.

That aside, the most important thing is the simply the quality of the music.

Format

The default is to publish a single song, although sometimes longer sets are available.

Normally, we’d record at least more song then I intend to publish and I’ll provide rush mixes of all. You can then choose which performance(s) best represent you, and those get the video edit. I can provide the files for the rejected song if requested, and you’re free to use them as you wish once the official videos have been published.

Publishing

Each session will appear on the main site, YouTube and as Facebook native video.

Facebook is our main social platform as we see the best results there and we run Facebook campaigns to help exposure.

Location

For 1–3 musicians sessions are recorded at my studio in South East London.

Full bands require an external location, which has to be supplied, and a significant planning lead time.