'I do like Foskett's music and his interpretations' - 'Really interesting arrangements and great production'
Sting. (2017)

The debut album has been three years in the making and is almost finished - it features some wonderful well known guests like John Cameron (one of the UK's top composers and orchestral conductor/arrangers - Les Miserables),  Folk guitar legend Wizz Jones, Peter Knight (Steeleye Span and Gigspanner), Aidan Burke (Ireland's number 1 Celtic fiddle player), Scarlet Rivera (Violinist for Bob Dylan - Desire album and The Rolling Thunder Revue), Judd Lander (Harmonica), Toby Shaer (flutes, whistles, cittern, fiddle), Stewart Milner (bassist), Clive Bunker (drummer - ex Jethro Tull), Davide Giovaninni (drums, keys, vox, ex Lisa Stansfield band) and many others all of whom I am so very grateful to have recording and performing alongside me (just because they wanted to!)

 

I have recorded duets with Julie Felix on 'Wild Wild Things' - this is a little song I wrote especially for the two of us - lyrically from the point of view of two old people who have lived one hell of a great life - they take stock and gaze on at the young of today, expending endless energy on sometimes worthless pursuits (we've all done it!). The track also features the wonderful violin playing of the one and only Scarlet Rivera.

I also had the great pleasure of recording a co-written a duet titled 'This House is not a Home' with the magnificent singer songwriter, number one hit artist and very beautiful person that is Judie Tzuke - She stayed with me till dawn! Almost !

 

My third duet partner, normally well known as television presenter of BBC One's Sunday morning show The Big Questions, The Long Lost Family on ITV, in fact he has both appeared on or presented just about every credible piece of British television worth it's salt, but not many people know that Nicky Campbell OBE, is an exceptionally talented songwriter and has been known to sing when pushed - I pushed him!

Nicky and I worked together some years ago on another musical project and stayed friends - when he heard that I had decided the time had come to produce my own debut album he wanted in and sent me some song ideas to develop for the both of us. I'm a happy boy!

Actually this debut folk and roots album may end up as two separate albums - the home made folk songs album 'Bugles and Bagpipes' and also the 'Me and a my Famous Friends' album. Food for thought ?

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Early 2019 gave me the opportunity to sit centre stage, front a little weekend folk group playing guitars, bass and kick drum and perform some of my own home made songs from my forthcoming debut collection - it was a blast!

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Foskett's Folk Factory is proud to feature these great images from Julie's Felix's 80th Birthday Celebration concert and we'll probably be back for Julie's 90th knowing her! 
On stage at the Charing Cross Theatre - Sunday 17th June 2018 featuring the unstoppable Julie (centre stage) - John Paul Jones on mandolin - the fabulous Madeline Bell (vocals) - John Cameron (composer/arranger Les Miserables and much more - on piano) - oh and of course myself Charley Foskett on bass - Will Cartwright on drums and a lovely bunch of backing singers. The evening was a slice of real Americana Folk magic!

Ok - after the long silence and wait, here is the next official offering - The Foskett Family hits the North East of England (Newcastle upon Tyne to be precise) to film live a bunch of songs for 'Cookin in The Kitchen' on Made TV. 

Cookin in the Kitchen director and presenter, Steve Cunningham had heard a couple of my latest efforts of freshly made folk songs on regional radio and asked me to appear on his programme - Well being someone that, at the drop of a hat, will actually turn up at the opening of an envelope, I jumped at the chance - dragging my wife, the singer and songwriter Lauren Field and daughter, the singer and songwriter India Foskett into the car and hit the M1 north - On route I called some old muso friends for help in making my noise!

Marty Craggs from Lindisfarne was recruited to sing back ups and play an 'egg' (he can do other things but on this gig the 'egg' was sufficient - actually egg and chips would have been better!) -  I also asked my old 'Tenth Avenue All Stars' trombonist, Terry Dalton from way back in Tyneside music history to show up and shake his bone!

Lap steel player and all round ancient great northern twanger, Jim Hornsby showed up to add the odd slither of magical dobro whilst young Michael Biggins played accordion and Steve Cunningham himself played upright bass. The result was ? ? ? Well make your own minds up.

CF

'Cookin in the Kitchen' - Part 1 - Foskett Family and Friends'

'Cookin in the Kitchen' - Part 2 -  ' New Stories'

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It's Here at Last! - We are mega proud to offically launch 'Foskett's Folk Factory' with the new radio single and video from the iconic veteran singer and songwriter Julie Felix
'Foskett's Folk Factory' have arranged and produced this fabulous song 'From a Lullaby Kiss' - written by Peter Knight (ex Steeleye Span) of Gigspanner fame - the track and video also feature Peter on violin, which can be heard on our Music page and viewed on our Video page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Just a little memory jog from those halcyon days gone by - For those of you who remember Julie in her 1960's television series 'Once More with Felix' - Here she is then (left) with good friend Leonard Cohen - this was Leonard's very first British television appearance.

 

(right) - Julie and Leonard not too long ago - RIP Leonard!

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Yup! it's all happening at 'Foskett's Folk Factory' - always very serious stuff!

L - R  Julie Felix - producer Charley Foskett - the massively talented Peter Knight.

 

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