Mandy is a singer / songwriter. She grew up near Oxford, England, but spent a decade in Austin, Texas. A seasoned writer and performer in Europe and America, Mandy Woods has spent most of her adult life crafting songs. Many of them telling stories - about the ups and downs of relationships, about her own and other people's struggles and quests, and about the myriad other twists of fate that have inspired her imagination.
The 'Back Room Band' is billed as 'The Phil Burchell Band' and the organisers speculated what this might actually be this year. It might be Phil (vocals and guitar), Ric' Cecconi (double bass), Clodagh Reynolds (vocals and guitar) and Karen Ritson (vocals).