Gloria - The Trials Of Cato
LCM Song Of The Day: ‘Gloria’ - The Trials Of Cato
This lovely live version of ‘Gloria’ was recorded at the Stiwt Theatre and is taken from the trio’s debut album ‘Hide and Hair’ released on the 9th November.
The Trials Of Cato are a band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016 and have since become one of the fast rising groups in UK Folk. Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, whilst living in Lebanon they spent a year boiling down the roots of their sound into a hybrid of traditional influences that intrigued Lebanese audiences in the country’s biggest venues.
They moved back to the UK and have since been performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.” Their musical development in the run up to their debut album proper has been swift and sure, winning much praise for ‘Hide and Hair’ and receiving repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.
Praised for the diversity of their material and influences, The Trials of Cato live show “invariably stuns audience wherever they play.” Whether plying their trade busking, performing in front of thousands at festivals across Europe, or frequently selling out their own club shows, The Trials of Cato have the wind behind them.