Monthly Archives: October 2015

Thurs 17th Dec: Pepe Belmonte/ David James Herbert/ Lorraine Wood

The Harrison Kings Cross WC1H 8JF  Ph: 020 7278 3966

http://www.harrisonbar.co.uk

£5.00 adv Buy Here/ £6.00 door
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm

English-Italian and brought up in West Cork in Ireland, troubadour Pepe Belmonte has many strings to his folk bow. Taking inspiration from the laid-back, intimate country blues style of Mississippi John Hurt and mixing it with sweet melodic influences from the likes of Paul Simon and John Martin, his songs have a classic, timeless feel. Backed by a splendid band of stand-up bass, drums and cello, his place as a highly respected artist on the London folk underground is brought to light by a beautiful set of Americana tinged roots songs.

.

.

David James Herbert, aka Vibe La Rose, specialises in downtempo, soulful Americana tinged alt-folk. His recent single “Tinderbox” was produced by Moritz Hausler (Bat For Lashes/Everything Everything), and features guest musicians Mark Neary (Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds/The Hours) and Nicky Francis (Goldheart Assembly).

“Potential to break into the big time…heavy with spirit, emotion and sadness” Billboard Magazine

.

Lorraine Wood‘s heart-breakingly delicate, perfectly composed alt-country ballads are exquisitely observed miniatures. A songwriter’s songwriter, there’s poetry at the heart of all of her work, all delivered with beautifully soulful country voice.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Thurs 19th Nov: Dan Raza/ Lucas & King/ Lucy Kitt

The Harrison 28a Harrison Street WC1H 8JF   www.harrisonbar.co.uk

.

Tickets £5.00 adv/ £6.00 door. Doors 7.00 pm, music from 7.30 pm.

.

Channeling the spirit of Van Morrison and Fisherman’s Blues-era Waterboys Dan Raza’s uplifting, powerful songs have led him to share stages with Mary Gauthier, Badly Drawn Boy, Cara Dillon and Chris Farlowe amongst others. He has just released his debut album featuring a stellar array of guest appearances from Geraint Watkins (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney), BJ Cole (Dolly Parton, Martin Simpson) Steve Simpson (Eric Bibb, Ronnie Lane), Frank Mead (Albert King, Eric Clapton) and Mosi Conde (Mory Kante, Salif Keita).

.

.

Lucas and King are a truly exciting new young duo emerging from Brighton. Songs of exceptional craft and depth pull influence from classic folk and American roots influences, delivered with the spine-tingling, unforgettable voice of Bo King and perfectly judged guitar accompaniment from Hayleigh Lucas. Highlights of 2015 so far have included an appearance at this year’s Glastonbury on the coveted Acoustic Stage alongside Olivia Chaney, Ron Sexsmith, Grant Lee Phillips and Donovan.

.

 

A consumate songwriter and superbly accomplished folk player and singer, Lucy Kitt’s creative soul looks west acoss the Atlantic- LA’s Laurel Canyon bears great influence on her warmly mellow sound. The folky edge that dominates the character of her music takes influence from the work of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and Neil Young, and her perfectly crafted songwriting style shows a crystal clear vision and rock solid foundations strong enough to take such reference points. A real gem.

.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Thurs 10th Dec: Tammy Payne & Band/ Adam Beattie & The Consultants

Green Note

106 Parkway, NW1 7AN London, United Kingdom

Tickets £7.00 adv/ £9.00 door BUY HERE

Doors 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm

Smith & Mighty collaborator, Twisted Nerve recording artist, and a contender for the finest jazz voice in the UK today, Tammy Payne‘s career to date has included collaborations with Geoff Barrow, John Parrish and the Bristol supergroup that was TAMCO. TAMCO have now morphed into a just released Tammy Payne solo album ‘Viva Outsider‘ made with the combined talents of drummer Dylan Howe (The Blockheads ),bassist Jim Barr (Get The Blessing/ Portishead ), keyboard player Dan Moore (Pee Wee Ellis, Rodriguez, Marc Ford ) and guitarist Neil Smith (The Liftmen). The album mixes heavy soul, jazz and folk influences with a hazy sixties psychedelia never far from the edges.

.
‘..outstanding, Payne is exceptionally soulful, with a storyteller’s gift for immersing herself in the tales she’s telling’.All About Jazz.

.
“One of the finest soul and jazz singers that the UK has produced in the past two decades” ★★★★ BBC ONLINE Kevin Le Gendre

.
‘Wonderfully skewed, stripped down, and psychedelic’ ★★★★ MOJO

.

Adam Beattie and the Consultants have a long standing association with New Roots. Beattie ploughs a similar furrow to Tom Waits and Nick Cave’s downtempo work, noir folk blues with a dark edge and a big heart that never fails to move an audience. You’ll hear traces of old-time jazz, swing and parlour songs in his sound, now abstracted to a sharper, darker and more modern jazz influenced setting by his band of piano, upright bass and drums.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Sat 12th Dec: John Langan & Alastair Caplin/ Whiskey Moonface

The Winemaker’s Club 41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN Ph: 020 7236 2936
Tickets £10.00. Advance ticket only. BUY HERE
.
Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 8.00 pm.
 .
Because of the nature of the performance space it is not possible to seat latecomers until the interval.
 .
The Winemakers is a unique candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct. It’s a 70 capacity seated venue that sounds like a chapel and feels like a theatre. It’s attached to the beautiful Winemakers Club, serving a superb selection of wine, craft beer and whiskey with a cheese and charcuterie plates also served.
 .
John Langan and Alastair Caplin (from the Langan Band) take traditional acoustic idioms- Celtic, Gypsy Swing, Roma and Flamenco- and deliver them with punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. The hugely successful John Langan band trio have been award winners at Celtic Connections, and recently sold out a memorable show at Shakespeare’s Globe. Tonight Langan and fiddler Alastair Caplin appear as a duo, focussing on the more traditional folk side of their sound.
 .
‘astonishing…boundlessly inventive’ ★★★★ R2 Magazine
 .
‘exquisite, passionate playing’ The Scotsman
 .
‘extraordinary’ The Times
 .

.

Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk group based around double bass, accordian, clarinet and banjo, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. They combine elements of Eastern European traditional music, old-time New Orleans jazz, the baroque folk of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized and truly beautiful sound.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Sat 7th Nov: DOWN IN THE BASEMENT- Little Mammoths / Jason McNiff & The Lone Malones/ The Edgar Wallace Exchange

The Harrison 28a Harrison Street WC1H 8JF Ph: 020 7278 3966
.
Tickets £6.00 adv/ £7.00 door. BUY HERE
 .
Doors 7.30 pm Music from 8.00 pm.
.
DOWN IN THE BASEMENT is a monthly Saturday night of rockin’ country, blues, alt/indie folk and rock’n’roll in The Harrison basement. Three live bands each night, the basement bar will be open, the stereo will be loud and the chairs will be cleared away so get yer dancin’ shoes on!
.
Matt Owens from the recently defunct Noah & The Whale brings his new band to the first of two dates at Down In The Basement, Featuring members of Noah & The Whale,and friends and cohorts of Mumford and Sons the band of superb players have a set of tightly written good time roots rock stuffed full of hooks, with the ghosts of Bob Seger and John Cougar rattling round their cages.
.

.
We’re very excited to welcome back UK alt-country legend Jason McNiff to the New Roots stage, a legendary figure in the UK roots and alt-country scene. A sublime songwriter and beautiful folk guitarist, has a new three piece band with him and a set of brand new songs he’ll be showcasing.
.
‘One of the UK’s best kept secrets’
Mojo ★★★★
.
 
‘A triumph of English-Americana’
Time Out ★★★★
 .
‘The nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band’
Sean Rowley, BBC Radio London
 .
‘Not just a good songwriter, a truly great one’
Americana UK 9/10′
.

The newly formed Edgar Wallace Exchange describe themselves as a ‘hard-edged alt-folk quartet’. Their debut single, The Great Divide, due to be released on the 28th October through North London label Spiritual Records, produced by Ben Walker, recent winner alongside Josienne Clarke of the prestigious Radio 2 Best Duo 2015 folk award.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized