IMPRESSED perform sea songs, including shanties, and also more reflective or humorous songs, both from the tradition and from contemporary sources.They sing a cappella as well as accompanied by a variety of instruments, and are noted for their rousing chorus songs, inviting audience participation.
Roger Resch (vocals & accordion) Roger is an organiser of Tonbridge Folk Club (Kent). For years he has had bookings on the Kent / Sussex folk circuit both individually and with Bob Kenward as the “Wealden Ramblers”. Roger also guests for local folk festivals. His strong voice and accordion accompaniments are supported by a wide repertoire of songs and tunes.
Liz Randall (vocals, accordion, concertina, autoharp & whistle) Liz also is a long-term performer in ensembles around the Kent / Sussex folk scene. She is a former resident of Tonbridge Folk Club, who has performed as a guest for East Anglian maritime festivals. Although Liz plays mainly whistle and accordion in IMPRESSED, she plays other instruments as well.
29 Sep. 2016 – Tenterden Folk Festival
5 Jun. 2017 – Tonbridge Folk Club
4 Jul. 2017 – Shoreham (Kent) WI
28 Aug. 2017 – Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show
1 Sep. 2017 – Hever Castle
9 Sep. 2017 – Sea Shanties at Erith Lighthouse
18 Nov. 2017 – Docklands Maritime Festival (London)
28 Apr. 2018 – Concert for Lifeboats (Pembury)
15-16 Sep. 2018 – Songs To The Sea Festival (Deal) Repeat booking.
5-7 Oct. 2018 – Harwich International Shanty Festival Repeat booking.
29 Mar. 2019 – Sovereign Seas Folk Festival (Seaford) Repeat booking.
5 May 2019 – Private party (Sussex)
9 July 2019 – Star Inn Alfriston
2 Jun. 2019 – Pig’s Ear Folk Ale (Mark Beech) Repeat booking.
14-17 Jun. 2019 – Fastnet Maritime & Folk Festival (Ireland) Repeat booking.