Monthly Archives: November 2015

Sun 28th Feb: SOLD OUT! Leveret (London Album Launch)

SOLD OUT.

The Winemakers Club
41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN
Ph: 020 7236 2936
For additional enquiries please email newrootsevents@gmail.com

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The Winemakers is a strikingly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, five minutes walk from Farringdon tube station in zone 1. It’s limited to 77 capacity, feels like a theatre, and sounds like a chapel. It’s attached in the adjacent vault to the beautiful Winemakers Club, an independent wine, craft beer and whiskey bar, also serving a fine selection of cheese and charcuterie.

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Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 7.45 pm. There will be two forty five minute sets with a thirty minute interval.

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Leveret: Andy Cutting (June Tabor/ Kate Rusby) • Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead/ The Full English) • Rob Habron (The Full English/ Jon Boden)

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fROOTS Magazine Album Of The Year 2015 Nominees

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‘elegant, sophisticated’The Guardian

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‘This glimmering set of instrumentals…cuts unfailingly elegant lines.‘ – The Sunday Times

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‘their intuitive way with tunes is indeed glorious’ Mojo

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‘Sublime, exquisite music – don’t miss them’ Martin Simpson

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A very special performance in a very special venue to celebrate the launch of their remarkable new album.

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Leveret features three of England’s finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but is fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today’s finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Sophisticated and honest, considered and spontaneous, each performance is improvised ensuring no two shows are ever the same and each performance is a totally unique experience for the audience.

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Andy Cutting is an exceptional player of the melodeon, known for his work with Martin Simpson, Blowzabella, Chris Wood, June Tabor, Kate Rusby, and many more.

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Sam Sweeney, the fiddle player in Bellowhead, is also in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, working with Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, The Full English, Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, and his own project Made In The Great War.

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Rob Harbron has reinvented the English concertina and is known for his work with The Full English, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Fay Hield, Emma Reid and the English Acoustic Collective.

 

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Sat 5th Dec: Little Mammoths/ The Ramshackle Union Band/ James McKean & Blueberry Moon

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

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Tickets £6.00 adv/ £7.00 door. Doors 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm.

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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!

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Matt Owens from the recently defunct Noah & The Whale brings his new band Little Mammoths to the second 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 John Cougar and Bob Seger rattling round their cages..

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New Roots favourites The Ramshackle Union Band return for what promises to be another epic Saturday night performance. Never failing to produce a fantastic show, the rich vocal harmonies and raucous tumbling rhythms in their alt-Americana sound calls to mind the country funk of The Band and Crazy Horse and the rock and roll attitude of the Violent Femmes. Their sound is in debt to classic roots music, at the same time feeling vital, fresh and thoroughly cutting edge.

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A favourite of BBC 6 Music in his previous musical incarnation, ‘The A Train’, James McKean and his band the Blueberry Moon specialize in splendidly epic melancholic country-soul vignettes supported by rich full band arrangements. They will be previewing songs from their forthcoming album ‘No Peace For The Wicked’.

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Thurs 3rd Dec: The Alice Phelps Band/ Mariah Wade/ Young Causeway

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

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Tickets £5.00 adv/ £6.00 door. Doors 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm.

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Alice Phelps has been gracing the stages of London for the past year with her ensemble set up of harp and powerfully husky vocals, augmented by percussion, double bass, cello and violin. Influenced by folk from all over the world, Celtic to Eastern, she experiments with delay, blues motifs, and intricate melodies and rhythms to create a unique melting pot of contemporary and traditional folk styles.

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Three piece Mariah Wade perform unique and beautiful interpretations of traditional Irish and old time American songs, interspersed with their own carefully crafted compositions. Weaving together stories on acoustic guitar and banjo with vocal harmonies that run as deep and clear as a mountain stream, their music defies easy categorization – it embraces the pre-eminent ambassadors of traditional Irish, folk, Appalachian and country music.

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Young Causeway‘s immaculate harmonies and fingerpicking alt folk, delivered with a beautifully light touch, makes for a splendidly accomplished act. Simon and Garfunkel and CSN&Y’s pristine vocal blend is a definite influence, but the duo’s contemporary indie folk leanings puts their excellent songs in a comfortably contemporary setting.

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Sat 30 Jan: Benji Kirkpatrick & Janie Mitchell/ Ned Roberts

Doors 7.00 pm
Music from 8.00 pm
This is an advance ticket only concert, there will be no opportunity to pay on the door on the night. BUY HERE

The Winemakers Club
41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN
Ph: 020 7236 2936
For additional enquiries please email newrootsevents@gmail.com

http://www.newrootsevents.com

The Winemakers is a strikingly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, five minutes walk from Farringdon tube station in zone 1. It’s limited to 77 capacity, feels like a theatre, and sounds like a chapel. It’s attached in the adjacent vault to the beautiful Winemakers Club, an independent wine, craft beer and whiskey bar, also serving a fine selection of cheese and charcuterie.

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Benji Kirkpatrick is a founding member of multi award-winning folk big band Bellowhead and acclaimed trio Faustus, a key member of Mercury nominee Seth Lakeman‘s recording and touring band, and has recorded extensively with Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span) and The Oyster Band. Janie Mitchell, with her previous duo Beguildy, achieved world-wide radio play with the album ‘The Mary Webb Songs’ , featuring as fRoots magazine’s Best Album: Editor’s Choice. Using hammered dulcimer, guitars and bouzouki, the pair blend English folk with contemporary acoustic styles, the master musicianship of Kirkpatrick dovetailing perfectly with Mitchell’s poetic lyricism.

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One of the finest artists to grace the New Roots sessions, Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a timeless quality to his sound. His perfectly balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably amongst the classics of the acoustic folk world. He recently released his debut album to rave reviews, recorded in L.A. and produced by Luther Russell (Noah and the Whale/ Richmond Fontaine), and completed a support tour with folk legend Anais Mitchell.

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‘Absolutely gorgeous stuff…one to really get excited about’

Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

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‘…a warm treat. Roberts is a fine guitar picker, his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin.’ Observer ★★★★

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‘An understated gem’ The Independent on Sunday

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‘…so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning’.
8/10 Uncut

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Sat 23rd Jan: O’Hooley & Tidow

Advance ticket only: BUY HERE

The Winemakers Club
41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN
Ph 020 7236 2936

For all further enquiries please email newrootsevents@gmail.com

New Roots presents O’Hooley & Tidow on their ‘Summat’s Brewin’ Tour- ‘Celebrating Real Ale, Real Music & Real People’.

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, culminating in a MOJO Folk Album of the Year award for groundbreaking album The Hum, O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as lionhearted trailblazers of contemporary music and songwriting. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, O’Hooley and Tidow’s powerful, deeply moving, and at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart.

The Winemaker’s is a unique environment to see them in- it’s a dramatic candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct. Limited to 77 capacity, it feels like a theatre and sounds like a chapel. It’s also attached to the beautiful Winemakers Club, an independently run wine, craft beer and whiskey bar.

‘Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine’ ★★★★★ Guardian

‘I LOVE the new album.’ Lauren Laverne, 6 Music

‘Excellent’ **** Songlines Top of the World Album

‘Remarkable. Surely one of the albums of the year.’ ★★★★ Guardian

‘Remarkable…challenging, innovative and often moving‘ ★★★★ Irish Times

‘Defiant, robust, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.’ Independent

‘Boldly defiant and sharply individual. One of British Folk’s mightiest combinations’ ★★★★ MOJO Folk Album of the Month

 

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