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, No.14 Bacon Street, off Brick Lane, E1, The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon EC1, The Old Queens Head in Islington, N1, and our own very special venue, The Winemakers, a beautiful candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of the Holborn viaduct. 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:
Fri 24 March: Cunning Folk Album Launc with support from Laura Smythe & Ted Kemp
Sat 25 March: Mariah Wade, No 14 Bacon Street, off Brick Lane Tickets and Details
Weds 29th March: Ned Roberts ‘Outside My Mind’ Album Launch, The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon Tickets & Details
Sat 1st April: Fred Thomas’ Polyphonic Jazz Band/ Alex Bonney, The Winemakers Club, Farringdon.
Weds 5th April: Samantha Whates Adam Beattie at The Green Note, Camden Tickets and Details
Thurs 6th April: Will Pound & Eddy Jay at The Harrison, Kings Cross Tickets and Details
Sat 8th April: Low Chimes/ Pete Roe at The Slaughtered Lamb Tickets and Details
Weds 12th April; Whiskey Moonface/ 58˚North/ Garance Louis at The Slaughtered Lamb Tickets and Details
Thurs 20th April: The Nightjar/ Nina Harries at The Green Note, Camden Tickets and Details
Sat 22 April: The Magic Lantern/ Ed Dowie at The Winemakers Club, Farringdon EC4 Tickets and Details
Sat 29 April: Sailing Stones at The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon Tickets and Details pending
Sunday 7th May: Ruth Theodore (Full Band Show), The Lexington, Pentonville Road N1 Tickets & Details