Formed in 2019, THE PEOPLE VERSUS borrow from a variety of genres and traditions. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice Edwards. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, with many inspired by Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare. The People Versus formed of Alice Edwards (lead vocals), Jack Wilkinson (guitar + vocals), Ben Crone (Cello), Danny Evans (Keys), Cathy Ife (Bass) and Owen Stepney (Drums) have been quickly recognised as one of the most exciting talents coming out of the Oxford Indie scene. Described as “haunting folk fairy tales powered by sheer pop euphoria.”
Their first recordings received support from BBC South Today Live News as well as BBC introducing Oxford and Shropshire. Followed by two new singles in 2021, Witch and Calypso have earned placements at international film festivals, BBC radio airplay and a feature as Richer Sounds artist of the week.