The Ackerleys

Big bro, younger sis

Cyrano’s Joe Ackerley teamed up with sister Alice to form ‘The Ackerleys’ as a side line – turned major project!  They‘ve a fast-growing repertoire of folk/pop tunes, some light and uplifting, some moody and soulful, featuring close harmony, strong chord structure and catchy melody.  Joe’s prodigious song writing skills and rich baritone complement and showcase Alice‘s striking voice.  Joe’s roots are in rock music, his deep seated influences a mix of Pearl Jam/ Radiohead/ Elbow/Crowded House/Jeff Buckley.  Alice, provides a more contemporary vibe – Laura Marling, The Staves, Emmy the Great, Marina & the Diamonds. The dynamic duo has added lead guitar, bass and drums in the form of Steve McCormack, Mike Wilton and Matt Wilson respectively. They have an new E.P due to be released this year.