Blue Kites (Lynn Sunley & Phil Friend) are a duo based in North Yorkshire.
We perform acoustic music incorporating elements of folk, jazz, country, bluegrass, classical & psychedelia - playing a mix of self-penned songs and covers, blended in our own particular style.
Lynn Sunley - singer - vocal, choral & instrumental arranger & multi-instrumentalist. Musical influences – everything! Regular soloist with Harmonia Ladies Choir and co-founder of Four Quarters a cappella quartet and The Harmonettes vocal ensemble. Lynn finds it very hard to sit/stand still while performing, even on slow songs. This often gets her in trouble with serious musicians! She doesn’t care! If the beat moves you……….
Phil Friend - singer-songwriter/instrumental arranger .... Vocals, guitar, cittern. Influences in folk & roots, progressive genres, jazz, blues, world music. Also performs solo & with other line-ups including North Wood Drift & The Sweet Martinis. He has done a variety of live performances on local radio including Vixen101, Vale Radio, Beverley FM & Tempo FM. Occasionally smiles on-stage but more noted for strange facial contortions while singing.
We play together mainly around North and East Yorkshire clubs, folk & beer festivals & concert venues (and also each play, and have played, similar venues with other bands and as solo artists). We have also collaborated on a number of recordings with various artists.
Further info may be found on Phil’s website - phil-friend.weebly.com
for videos, please see Phil’s YouTube channel at - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbuFvRmxKk3b2fY-8AVW4eQ