- JACOB'S LADDER - Origin: Canterbury / Faversham, Kent
Style: Contemporary Folk / Roots
Formed: 1994 Split: 1999
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Ramona Egle (Violin, Mandolin, Whistles, Harp, and Vocals)
Zinta Egle (Guitar and Vocals)
Andy Renshaw (Bodhran, Talking Drum, and Percussion)
Simon Marchant (Fretless Bass and Electric Guitar)
Hugh Wisdom (Flutes and Marimba)

Ramona, Zinta and Andy also played in the more traditional Folk band CAMINE (www.camine.co.uk).
Ramona also played in Folk duo LONGSTONE with former FIDDLER'S DRAM member Chris Taylor.
Simon had prevously played in 1980s Psychedelic Post-Punk act NORMIL HAWAIIANS.
Andy had previously played in the Art-Folk act JUMP THE PIG.

Andy later formed RELIG ORAN (www.religoran.co.uk).

Both Andy and Hugh had previously had hair...
JACOB'S LADDER played a mixture of their own songs and traditional tunes from around Europe, plus covers including NICK DRAKE's "Clothes Of Sand", TIM BUCKLEY / THIS MORTAL COIL's "Song To The Siren", and DOUGIE MACLEAN's "Rescue Me".

Their songs revolved around the intertwining vocal harmonies of the Egle twins, whilst the instrumentation added an earthy organic feel to the music, at times reminiscent of the 4AD scene (THIS MORTAL COIL, COCTEAU TWINS, DEAD CAN DANCE etc.)

More information can be found at www.jacobsladder.co.uk.