Gilded Thieves


A bespoke banquet of folk & country, from Newcastle upon Tyne. Northumbrian roots, foot-stomping bluesy romps,quirky folky ballads & intricate male & female vocals, delicately wound around upbeat and engaging fiddle, mandolin & guitar.

This band tell stories. Tales of outlaws and vandals,sinners and sirens are honestly told in lyrics full of soul, uniquely arranged and enchantingly sung in ethereal harmony. Laura’s stunning lead vocals are matched against the gravelly tones of guitarist David. Classical Violinist Sarah has listeners under her spell with lilting melodies and, together with Guitarist/Mandolin player John, they create a rhythmic shade, complimenting many of the band’s darkly romantic lyrics.
Romantic, rich, rootsy, and raw.

We have had many successes as a new band last year, including performances at 15 festivals across the UK. We have supported many excellent artists including Bella Hardy, Edwina Hayes, The Moulettes, Larkin Poe and The Black Feathers, to sold out audiences. We will be supporting Coco and The Butterfields in May.

Our music has been featured on BBC Introducing and many local and internet radio stations. Most recently we were part of a feature on SKY TV, showcasing talent in the North East- and part of the “Made In…” channel. We are currently recording more original music for release and preparing for another busy festival season.

Laura Jackets- Vocals
David Fitzgerald- Vocals & Guitar
John Dalziel- Mandolin
Angus Craddock – Electric Guitar
Ray Tsai / Sarah Cardnell- Violin
Joey Campbell / Andy Barker- Bass