Welcome to my website! I’m Talis Kimberley, & I write & sing songs, usually with my splendid band: Chantelle sings warp to my weft, Simon adds the secret weapon – bassoon! – & I play guitar & bouzouki. We travel around the UK & beyond, performing mainly at folk clubs & festivals.

Whether you’re interested in my green/political songs, my history/literary songs, or those inspired by folklore, tea & cake, or knitting, I hope you find what you’re after here!

Interested in booking me & the band? Visit ‘Contacts’ for my media pack & associated information.

Want to know more, ask me something, or make a gig happen near you? Drop me a line, or come find me on Facebook or Twitter!

Next Gig:
Check back soon for information on Talis's 2016 gigs!


    • Today: long, busy, full of surprises/talking/thinking. I've just done a wee bit of research on the , am up early for radio, 'night!,
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  • Audio now available: 'We All Said 'No' ' - anti-fracking protest song. This acapella version is up on Bandcamp for FREE listening and choose-your-price-download (no minimum.)

    Fresh from the studio this morning, thanks to Simon Fairbourn's sterling work.

    I wrote the lyric in the middle of the night after the Nancy Kerr concert, after asking my Muse *very nicely* if I could just put the thumping great song-seed aside for the rest of the concert, and then attend to it once I was home :-) I woke next morning with the bones of the tune in my head.

    Believe me, it's not *always* that straightforward!

    Please share if you find merit - that includes sharing with anti-fracking groups, green groups and environmental groups! And of course, local folk clubs/festivals and local radio. Why not? :-) I would love to sing this - with folk joining in - anywhere it's relevant!

    If you're new to my music, besides topical / political / green songs, I also sing about knitting, gardens, books, history, folklore, and baking. And other things. I have a number of downright silly songs, I have joiny-inny shanties for bread, sheep, and spoons, and my band and I are available for bookings.

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    from the album FREE ALBUM: Songs of Common Ground

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