Recorded by himself in the attic of his family home in Hebden Bridge when still a teenager sometime between 71-74, ‘Fireside Stories’ acts as Trevor Beales’s long-overdue solo debut.  Songs with a suffer-no-fools sense of realism that are defiantly Northern, yet also expresses a worldliness that belies Beales’ young years, accompanied with a sophisticated guitar-picking style.

One to file next to Davey Graham, Michael Chapman, F.J McMahon, Dave Evans, Bert Jansch and Jackson C Frank, as influenced by jazz, blues and steel guitar as any of the old songbook classics from ancient Albion.

“Ace Todmorden label makes a significant discovery on its own doorstep: a superb cache of 'loner folk' songs recorded in the early-70s by Hebden Bridge's answer to Nick Drake”   Uncut

“as expressive and sophisticated as masters of the art like Michael Chapman or Berth Jansch. It's unfathomable that such a talent could go unearthed until now, but that colossal injustice is finally corrected”   MOJO

“Fireside Stories captures a gifted and otherwise-forgotten songwriter in amber. Finally dug out of the attic and dusted off, it shines in the light of day”   bandcamp

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