Jon Boden

(1977 - )


Jon Boden sits at the forefront of his generation of traditional folk artists; an artist whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre.

Boden was the lead singer (and one of the principal arrangers) of the multi-award winning contemporary folk band Bellowhead, whose fifth studio album Revival was released on Island Records in 2014, to mark the group’s 10th anniversary, ahead of their farewell tour in 2016. 

Boden’s compositional output is increasingly diverse, extending into choral, classical, dance and pop. He has composed music for both theatre and film, most notably two Royal Shakespeare Company productions at the Globe Theatre: The Merchant of Venice (2008) and A Winter’s Tale (2012). In 2013 he was commissioned to compose a version of Little Musgrave to be performed alongside Benjamin Britten’s work of the same name at the Aldeburgh Festival. 2013 also saw the debut of a new BBC2 comedy series Count Arthur Strong for which Jon composed and performed the signature music.


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