All across the country everybody’s talking about Ethemia – the ground breaking acoustic duo from Gloucestershire which is made up of Michaela Mott and Berny Poulton.
Having played together solidly for nearly three years they are attracting ever increasing volumes of plaudits and media attention.
Known as “one of the hardest working bands on the circuit” having performed over 350 gigs and appeared on over 40 radio stations including BBC Introducing, BBC Musicians’ Masterclass, and were recently featured on BBC Radio 2 for 'Faith in the World Week'. Their sound brings Fleetwood Mac and The Beautiful South to mind, but their trademark charismatic on-stage chemistry suggests ‘The Civil Wars’.
Following the release of their debut album, Quirk of Fate rave reviews quickly followed including the BBC and Fatea Magazine.
Recently Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio London, was moved to comment on air: “Fabulous music...that was amazing. It’s quite hypnotic watching you both…you’re fantastic…The entire studio is lost for words, I’m completely overwhelmed. Would you please come back on my show?”
Wherever they perform – in intimate and larger venues across the UK and London (including The Union Chapel and The Natural History Museum London, The Bedford, The Colston Hall, Bristol) and festivals, they always commit real heart to their music. This includes their Special Sofa Sessions especially for those who are unable to leave their own home due to illness or disabilities. Michaela and Berny have performed to cancer patients of all ages in their own homes and in hospitals. This captured the imagination of BBC Radio who recorded their Sofa Session which was featured on BBC Radio 2 as part of ‘Faith in the World Week’. They were invited by ‘Songs for you’ to perform at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital London where Jamie Cullum and Coldplay have also performed.