The Stoned Cherries – Latest Press Release

The Stoned Cherries

“ Infectious, sparky mix of trad and modern from Hereford and Worcester – based four-piece (whistles, mandos, guitar, bass), unafraid to have a good time but with thoughtful arrangements and strong studio presence”  fRoots Magazine

“I receive a lot of CDs but I have to say that this is amongst the most authentic and enjoyable to date”

Trevor Krueger, Saint FM

There’s enough energy here to rival a power station, delivered with bite and verve, these songs range through folk influences from the British Isles, over to Ireland and across the pond to the USA. Sometimes thoughtful, perhaps occasionally wistful, ‘Baked in a Pie’ is rich with touches of acerbic observation and certainly not devoid of mockery.” FolkWords

The Stoned Cherries are a folk band with a twist. Their material is a mix of original songs, traditional tunes and the occasional cover. The band is rooted in traditional and modern folk genres from England, Ireland, North America and the Caribbean, but 60s and 70s prog-rock influences can also surface in some of their material. Their lyrics are carefully crafted, while stage shows are full of energy and have a touch of Tabasco about them. The Cherries create a close relationship with audiences and have a relaxed line in banter and humour.

BAKED IN A PIE is their debut album release, recorded at the Cobnash Studios in Herefordshire, and features 14 tracks, a mix of traditional and original tunes and songs, one of which Witches Flight is now the signature tune for the Saint FM Folk Show.

They are : Aly May from near Bromyard, Herefordshire – whistles and backing vocals; Dave Evans from Knightwick, Worcestershire –  acoustic and electric guitars,  mandolin, lead and backing vocals; Matt Donaldson from Clun, Shropshire – bass guitar, foot drum, acoustic guitar, piano accordion and backing vocals; Roger Pugh  from Bromyard – acoustic guitar,  mandola, spoons, lead and backing vocals. Dave and Roger write the songs and original tunes.

The band has been together for about three years in their current line-up. Past bookings have included Fishguard Folk Festival, The Green Man Festival Clun, Ford Fest near Market Drayton, Worcester Music Festival, England’s Gate Beer Festival, The Globe at Hay-On-Wye and many village halls, folk clubs and pubs in Powys, Cardiganshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire, Leicestershire and beyond. Going forward, with the release of BAKED IN A PIE, more dates and festival appearances are currently being booked.

Very much enjoyed the Stoned Cherries at Hereford Live – good to hear that you’re live, local and original which are the boxes we like to tick!!”  BBC Hereford and Worcs

For more information and the latest tour dates, please visit

For all media enquiries, please contact James Soars 01536 720245/07758781032


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