Blackheart are multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. They are widely regarded as the fastest rising new stars of the British acoustic scene and have had their unique style of music christened 'Arthouse Folk' by the UK music press.
Combining the sound of traditional acoustic folk instruments with effects, atmospherics and a hint of electronica, they have a totally modern approach to their songwriting with a unique style of beautifully crafted, instantly memorable songs that led Australia’s Western Star to say …”they take their audiences from heartbreak to uplifting in a single song” and Radio 2’s Aled Jones to simply say “…a great band.”
Their sound features the lemon and honey voice of Chrissy Mostyn and the acoustic guitar and mandola playing of Rick Pilkington. The songs they write are true personal stories about everything from hometowns and homelessness to faith and bereavement and they tell fascinating, sometimes hilarious and sometimes very .
moving stories about their songs, how and where they were written and also about their unusual musical life on the road
Their success began when their song ‘Unlike Water’ was used as the soundtrack to the Moben Kitchens TV commercial. Now signed by Angel Air Records, Blackheart have released two albums and two singles of which 'Wednesday Afternoon' got national UK airplay and led them to successful tours of Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands and two headline tours of Australia and New Zealand. Their schedule of circa 150 shows a year has consolidated their name as one of the hardest working and inspiring acts on the British music scene today. (www.blackheartmusic.co.uk )