Sat 13 Feb: Brooke Sharkey/ Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings/ Sugar Magnolia

The Winemakers Club
41A Farringdon Street, Ec4a 4an London, United Kingdom

Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 7.30 pm.

Tickets £8.00 BUY HERE

The Winemakers is a stunningly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, two minutes from Farringdon tube station, attached to a beautiful independently run wine, whiskey & craft beer bar.

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Anglo-French chanteuse Brooke Sharkey’s music travels from the delicately intimate to soaringly epic, sung with one of the finest voices in roots music today. Armed with a stunning set of songs, she takes in influences from French ballads to English folk and gypsy romanticism and infuses all with an utterly contemporary edge, her intense and expressive style drawing the listener into her songs with a spacious backdrop of chanson, blues, folk and Latin music.

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Her latest EP ‘I crossed the line’ was released on the 28th May 2014 at Wilton’s Music Hall, London and Brooke is currently working on her new album with her band members, due to be released in April 2016. Normally to be found with her three piece band, tonight she plays a rare and very special solo gig.

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Combining resonator and acoustic guitars, double bass and three part vocals, Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings blues based style combines elements of folk, soul and old-time jazz. Their’s is a dusty, smokey roots sound with a hint of 40′s noir around the edges. Thie debut album ‘Dead Man’s Hat’m which they toured around Europe and the UK, was released in May 2014 and recieved extensive airplay on BBC Radio 2.

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Sugar Magnolia are husband and wife duo Jack Day and Bryony Afferson. Bryony Afferson is part of highly acclaimed alt-folk trio Troubadour Rose, favourites of the New Roots Sessions- their most recent release,Tell Me, from September 2014, attracted rave reviews from The Guardian and the Daily Express amongst others. Jack Day’s The First Ten, released in January 2014, also garnered top reviews across the music press, and was named Best Roots Album in Q Magazine. Combining mandolin and fingerpicked guitar with Afferson’s high lonesome vocal and Day’s gravel soaked tones, the quality in Sugar Magnolia’s songwriting shines like a beacon.

 

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