Iggy Gould - guitar; vocals; banjo
Catherine York - violin and viola; vocals; flute; recorder; ukulele; melodica; guitar
Sound Affects is a unique, highly experienced, and skilled alternative acoustic duo, which performs original material, arranged in a classical acoustic format. As well as having been classically trained while young, we have played in alternative and indie rock bands for many years; and we think we have brought that “alternative vibe” into our acoustic performances. Over the years, we have worked with and alongside many notable artists such as: Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton, The Killertones, The English Beat, DreadZone, Kingmaker, King Kurt, Dodgy, Pope (The Chords), Inspiral Carpets, The Gift, Mark Morriss, Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels, B-Side Players, Billy in the Lowground, and The Champions Inc. We are regulars on the UK classic scootering and folk festival scenes.
As well as being able to play purely acoustically, with no amplification, Sound Affects can mic up for a bigger sound, either through a duo of Marshall AS50s alone; or with the addition of a full-size PA (Soundcraft desk, and Mackie 350s/450s). This versatility enables us to play venues from small pubs, restaurants, and even living rooms (!) through larger pubs and clubs, right up to halls and theatres with capacities running into several hundred.
In almost every case, no music licence is necessary to book us - even for pubs and clubs (please ask for further details if unsure). We also play as a multi-era, multi-genre covers/covers and originals mixed duo, under the name of "Gouldy and Caff (aka Sound Affects)".
Sound Affects has two albums of original material already released (both available for purchase below, either in CD form, or as downloads); and we are currently in the process of recording a third.