Seabuckthorn is an alias used for the solo work of English acoustic guitarist & multi-instrumentalist Andy Cartwright.
Cartwright uses the techniques of finger picking & bowing combined with various open tunings to form a mixture of approaches, often with layered accompaniments. Generally the songs lean towards to the experimental genre, whilst on the edge of the ambient and folk.
Having grown up in Oxfordshire, Cartwright studied sound engineering in Cornwall and then lived in the cities of London, Paris & Bristol. He now resides in the southern Alps where the mountainous landscapes inspire music making.
Cartwright has been actively touring internationally for several years performing in festivals and events throughout Europe.
Various songs have featured in documentaries, film and contemporary dance.
Previous albums have been released on record labels :
Dead Pilot (UK),
Bookmaker Records (FR),
La Cordillère (FR),
Lost Tribe Sound (US),
Eilean Rec (FR),
Fluid Audio (UK)
Thesis Project (US) Collab with electronic artist Loscil
Sonido Polifonico (UK) Split with guitarist Dean Mcphee
SILO (FR) - Various artists