Kete Bowers is a singer songwriter, originally from Birkenhead, Liverpool, now based in Essex. He has consistently garnered impressive reviews from journalists and radio stations across the world, both for his songwriting and his musicianship on the acoustic guitar. His music crosses many genres from folk and blues to country and rock. He started writing his own songs in 2007. He has opened on stage for many bands including at the O2 C2C and has appeared at Nashville Tennessee. Kete released his debut album ‘Road’ in 2010, and his 2019 release ‘Paper Ships’ was produced by Michael Timmins and mastered by Peter J Moore in The Cowboy Junkies Studio “The Hanger” in Toronto .
“ A top – notch songwriter, up there with such other rootsy country tunesmiths as Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell and John Prine. One of the finest debuts I’ve heard in many a moon.”
Alan Cackett: Maverick Country Magazine. 2011.
“A lot of international country artists are more authentic than the ones here at home. Kete Bowers is one of those artists.”
Pure Country Magazine. USA. 2011.
“Powerful and compelling”.
Steve Caseman. R2 Rock and Reel Magazine. 2011.
“ This is rootsy country music rather than over polished Nashville, it’s evocative and tells a story the way country songs used to. Except those stories have moved with the time. The traditions and country are being well looked after and Liverpool born Kete Bowers knows the heart”.
Fatea Magazine May 2013.
“That timeless feel in the music and lyrics is just right to allow the song to fit on any modern – day radio format.
Review of White River Road. 2013.
By Matheson Kamin
His new album is a a deepening and engulfing record that reaches into what feels like an edgier side of folk rock by blending alternative undertones and a touch of tasteful darkness to the music.