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 and falling into the experimental and ambient genres. Sometimes quietly atmospheric, often powerfully expressive.
Having grown up in Oxfordshire and lived in the cities of London, Paris & Bristol, Cartwright now resides in the southern Alps where the mountainous landscapes offer enough inspiration to produce & record music.
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 such as Dead Pilot (UK), Bookmaker Records (FR), La Cordillère (FR), Lost Tribe Sound (US) and a collaboration with electronic/ambient artist Loscil was released by Thesis Project (US). Sonido Polifonico (UK) also released a split with guitarist Dean Mcphee.
The most recent album A House With Too Much Fire was mastered by Lawrence English and released 1st June 2018 in partnership with French labels Bookmaker Records + La Cordillère.