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Davy Cartwright

Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan.

latest album 

SeaFall's first album 'From the Deep'

is now online (i Tunes, Spotify etc) 

and on CD £7

Davy Cartwright

photo : Jay Brightwater Photography
Davy has joined singer/songwriter Moira Jayne Morgan and fiddler/harmony singer Xenia Porteous, and now fiddler/singer and multi-instrumentalist Heulwen Thomas to form the jazz-tinged acoustic band SeaFall (www.seafall.net)

"I'm not really a folk singer, just an old hippy who writes his own songs" Davy Cartwright

"Davy is selling himself short; for it's my opinion that he's an extremely talented singer/songwriter, who's produced some of the most moving and thought-provoking tracks I've ever heard" - Bill Everatt on Radio Celtica's 'Underground Edition' (www.celticaradio.com).

Davy Cartwright is a softly spoken mellow acoustic singer/songwriter from Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan. He was a bit of a late starter as a performer, ("I don’t like to rush into things…") due to problems with nerves and confidence, finally making his public debut in July 2003 as half of ‘Steinbeck’s Old Brown Boot’ with Barry blues ace Paul Duggan. He then played in another duo ‘Ivy Salad’ with Newport singer/songwriter Lisa Matthews before going solo in 2008. Since then he has slowly but surely built up a following as a “provoking, absorbing and wondrous ol’ hippy, putting a slant on traditional folk values, delivering music which is quite simply a pleasure to listen to” (Rumney Folk Club). In the words of others: "Davy does ask questions and make observations that have varying degrees of uncomfortableness, and at times simple enjoyment"  (Friends of Fairport’s ‘The Ledge’)
“awesome talent” (Paddy Noonan, founder, Radio Free USA, now IMradio)
“a dark horse" (Derek Smith, Mabon)
“writes better songs than Ralph McTell” (Peter Cronin, painter and singer/songwriter)

Davy is a member and supporter of the Marine Conservation Society (UK reg'd charity no. 1004005); a committee member of Castle Folk Club, Barry (2nd Tue of every month at The Glenbrook Inn, Barry).
Davy is also a trustee of and mentor with Major Music, a local charity giving musical opportunity to young people.



for more information contact Davy on 07985 250988

or e-mail davy.cartwright@googlemail.com