Venue: Salisbury Festival - Salisbury



HMV chosen as an “essential album you should have heard in 2010”.

The Independent and Independent on Sunday “Rich string arrangements. Tess is a soul in flight from the horrors of the peopled world” {Indy choice: Best of the new music feature}.

ACCOUSTIC Magazine “Tess writes intriguing complex songs that creep under the skin with each listen. He draws the listener into a subtly shaded, pastoral English landscape. These are deep waters well worth exploring".
MOJO "If he'd come along earlier, he'd probably have headlined at Soho's {1960's} Les Cousins on a regular basis. Not to be ignored"

BBC Radio 2 (Janice Long) – “Beautiful! I don’t think this will be the last time you hear Tess on this show!”.  + “Huge, absolutely huge response to the Tess play, we will be playing him again”.

Folkradio.co.uk “A wonderfully atmospheric album. Magpie has the making of a classic, and it grows on you still further after each listen. A beautiful and lovingly crafted album from a humble soul. Fans of Alexi Murdoch and Ray Lamontagne will love it!”