A British acoustic roots band and true live favourites on the scene, Hatful Of Rain s music is steeped in the fiddle tunes and old-time ballads of the Appalachian mountains. Led by the wonderfully poignant and beautifully crafted voice of Chloe Overton, they bring together instrumental virtuosity, soaring harmonies, intense performances and an incredibly authentic writing style. The whole band display prodigious talent, but a highlight of the band s virtuosity is James Shenton's fiddle one the UK s foremost classical violinists he s played with everyone from the Balanescu Quartet to the London Symphony Orchestra. Way Up On The Hill is sublime bluegrass-influenced offering underpinned with an acute British folk heritage that shines through these original compositions. These are songs with a heartfelt, well-worn feel; tales of murder, ballads of love and loss, and uptempo numbers with exciting interplay between mandolin and fiddle. Three part vocal harmonies delight on many a chorus, a core part of the Hatful sound.