New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. For this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances to ensure the music gets the attention it warrants. We put bills together that we think work as a whole, so the night can be experienced as a show in it’s own right, from start to finish. We work with venues that share our attitude- The Green Note in NW1, The Harrison in WC1, The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon EC1 and The Old Queens Head in Islington are some of our regular favourites, but you’ll find one off shows elsewhere around central London. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.
NEW ROOTS RADIO
We now have our own New Roots Radio Show, featuring the best in what we consider roots music. It’s a very broad church, from cutting edge UK and US alt-folk, to country blues, Irish & Scottish trad to African desert rock, punk-folk to chamber-folk, rhythm & blues to jazz. Dive in!
Click HERE for New Roots Radio.
COMING UP AT NEW ROOTS:
Tues 24th Oct: Turya at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell SOLD OUT
Thurs 26th Oct: Adam Beattie & The Consultants/ Ruthe Theodore (4 piece band) at The Old Queens Head, Islington Tickets and Details
Thurs 16 Nov: Paul Mosley feat Josienne Clarke, Jack Harris & Raevennan Husbandes/ Robin Elliott at The Green Note, Camden Tickets and Details
Thurs 16 Nov: Steve Dagleish ‘Angel to Ancient’ at The Old Queens Head, Islington Tickets and Details
Sat 18th Nov: The Rough Island Band at Stoke Newington Old Church Tickets and Details
Weds 22 Nov: Ellie Rusbridge/ Ed Dowie at The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon
Thurs 23 Nov: Jack Cheshire/ Robert Chaney at The Old Queens Head, Islington Tickets and Details
Sun 26 Nov: Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer / Tobias Ben Jacob (solo) at The Harrison, Kings Cross
Thurs 30 Nov: Leonie Evans at The Harrison, Kings Cross
Sat 9th Dec: Gem Andrews Album Launch with support from Dan Ferguson at The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon
Sun 10th Dec: Ma Polaine’s Great Decline at The Harrison, Kings Cross
Thurs 14th Dec: Samantha Whates/ Adam Beattie (solo show) at The Green Note, Camden
Sat 16th Dec: Whiskey Moonface at The Harrison, Kings Cross