Mill Sessions: Mike and Solveig

Friday 2nd October 2015

Mike & Solveig are a duo based in Glasgow and Bergen.

Mike Hastings and Solveig Askvik have been key players in the Glasgow psych-folk scene for the past decade or so, playing in the Mike Heron band (at midsummer Music in 2009), Trembling Bells, Lucky Luke, Pendulums. Mike's intrincate fingerpicked guitar interweave with Solveig's sliding fiddle lines in finely-crafted tales recalling the best of the Scottish folk tradition.

 

Influenced by the likes of The Incredible String Band, early John Martyn, Ivor Cutler and Moondog, Mike & Solveig have been gaining much praise around the UK.

Mike Hastings has gained wider recognition for his searing guitar work with the psych-folk, and increasingly prog-centric, Trembling Bells. He played at the Mill a couple of years ago, and showed another side of his talents with a genial, relaxed set of acoustic songs and tunes which showcased his finger-picking style.

Support from The Lounge Punk Blues of Richard Ipaint (members formerly / currently of Wreckless Eric, Billy Childish, The Razorbills and The Dangleberries).