Seth Bye is a violinist, composer and educator based in Birmingham, UK. He has performed in venues from the Royal Albert Hall to the Cecil Sharpe House and at festivals including Greenman, Kendal Calling and Shambala. Seth has had airplay on TV and radio stations including BBC Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset, Radio Lyon 1, and Sheffield Live TV. He currently studies music technology at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Seth performs in a wide variety of genres, although specialises in folk and traditional music styles. Much of Seth's previous performing career was spent as one half of the versatile, multi-instrumental folk duo, The Unsung Roots. He has also worked with artists such as Germa Adan, The Bonfire Radicals and Isembard's Wheel.
Seth now focuses on his innovative folk-fusion quartet Gathering Tides, featuring Sam Baldwin (electric guitar), Dan Cippico (bass), Alex Henshaw (cajon) and Seth on vocals, fiddle and acccordion, . He also performs with The Destroyers and Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble. When he is not on stage, Seth works as a freelance educator, aiming to inspire the next generation of young musicians. He teaches violin, creative music making, music technology, and leads workshops across the UK.