“The brilliance of Dandelion Charm lies in making fist-pumping anthems in a minor-key” – Prog Magazine
Newhaven-based Dandelion Charm combine prog, folk and rock influences into a luxurious blend of intricate harmonies, soaring melodies, superb musicianship and heartfelt lyrics. Imagine Fleetwood Mac meets Opeth and CSN meets Yes.
Very much a personal as well as a creative partnership Dandelion Charm sprang to life in 2015, the brainchild of John and Clare Fowler. They perform as both a duo and with a full band and have been memorably described as ‘like Fleetwood Mac without the drama’. The drama, of course, is to be found in the songs themselves. As Clare explains, “The themes we deal with in our songs are not frivolous ones. They are all about aspects of real life, things that we’ve seen or been part of. Fear and self-doubt, optimism and determination, family, relationships and addiction are some of the emotions and situations we explore.”
With a background working in a commercial studio, John brings over twenty years of song-writing and production experience to Dandelion Charm. Clare, meanwhile, is a long-time visual artist and performer and her love of storytelling manifests itself in her heartfelt lyrics and emotive delivery. They are delighted to be joined at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival by the exquisite vocal harmonies of Bob Burke, guitarist in the Dandelion Charm band.