Seth Lakeman started his professional music career over twenty years ago in, the imaginatively named, The Lakeman Brothers, with his brothers Sam and Sean (their parents’ evidently fond of names starting with “S”). A few years later the trio morphed into Equation, as they started working with Kathryn Roberts and Kate Rusby, and by the early 2000’s Seth started stepping out and working as a solo artist. Ballads Of The Broken Few marks 8 album’s for Lakeman as a solo act, but the allure of working with a musical family has reasserted itself on the album, albeit in an unexpected way, with Wildwood Kin – comprised of sisters Beth and Emillie Key, and their cousin Meghann Loney – being drafted to back Lakeman with their luscious harmonies.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 21st September 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.