Monthly Archives: May 2016

Fri 3 June: DOWN IN THE BASEMENT! Rob Corcoran & The Necessary Evils/ Blind Atlas/ Ben Hemming

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF Ph: 020 7278 3966   Please Scroll Down For More Details
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Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk.

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DOWN IN THE BASEMENT is a monthly Friday 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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Rob Corcoran and the Necessary Evils is a coming-together of Corcoran’s heartfelt songs energised and enriched by his alt-country super-group, The Necessary Evils, whose members include Lyle Zimmerman (Bouzouki, Mandolin) Basia Bartz (Violin) Jamie Shaw (Drums) and Anna Robinson (Bass and backing vocals). Steeped in the influence of American folk and roots music, served up with a Dublin accent.

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“I implore you check him out, don’t let me down, because this guy is rather special.”
Americana UK 9/10

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“From the moment he steps on stage, Corcoran perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture”. Anne Frankenstein: Resonance FM (UK)

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Musical cohorts of cult UK artists The Earlies, Anglo-American alt-folk band Blind Atlas recently released their debut album ‘Kodiak Bear‘ to critical acclaim: ‘country blues grooving to a Burritos beat, hints of Exile on Main Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus’ Classic Rock Magazine. They combine great musicianship with sweet harmonies and a set full of heavyweight songs that reference the last forty years of classic Americana, from Neil Young and the Burrito Brothers all the way up to Band of Horses, The National, The Felice Brothers and Ryan Adams.

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Playing as a trio for Down In The Basement, Ben Hemming is a hard-edged rhythm and blues songwriter who counts Howlin’ Wolf, Son House and Le4adbelly amongst his influences. ‘Hemming is cast as the troubadour, his holler is passionate one minute, world-weary the neext as he recalls the blues of the Missisippi Delta while capturing the spirit of the beat poets on the road.”
Blues Magazine

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Thurs 2 June: Dai & The Ramblers/ Ned Roberts

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF London, United Kingdom Ph: 020 7278 3966

Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk.
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Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £5.00 BUY NOW Door price £6.00 Please Scroll Down For More Details

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4-piece Dai & The Ramblers recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at legendary Toe Rag studios in 2013. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention’s Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They’re a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we’re really looking forward to this one!!

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“I love his voice; I love the whole band.” Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South)

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“Absolutely gorgeous… They make a beautiful sound.” Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

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“A joyous romp… will raise your spirits and gladden your heart” Michael Farley (Americana UK)

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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 4 stars.
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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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Thurs 9th June: 58 Degrees North/ Jack Sharp, Marisa Straccia & Davy Willis

Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN London, United Kingdom. Ph: 020 7485 9899

£8.00 adv tickets BUY NOW/ £10.00 door.

Doors 7.00 pm, music from 8.00 pm  Please Scroll Down For More Details

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58° NORTH is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK’s most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK’s finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front..
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After many evenings spent learning each other’s playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels.

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LISTEN TO 58° NORTH: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/357654

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JACK SHARP is the singer and guitarist with successful British psych folk-rock band Wolf People (180,000 Youtube hits and counting!). In his years with the band, he has developed a keen side interest in finding, singing and interpreting folk songs from his home of Bedfordshire, inspired by the music of Nic Jones, Lal Waterson and Peter Bellamy. He’s joined by vocalists Marisa Straccia and Davy Willis to make for a powerful folk trio.
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LISTEN:    https://jacksharp.bandcamp.com/track/duke-of-bedford

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Sat 4th June: Voice/ Balladeste

The Winemakers Club, 41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN, Nearest tube Farringdon, three minutes walk.
Ph 020 7236 2936  Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 7.45 pm.

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Tickets £10.00 BUY NOW

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

Voice: Emily Burn, Victoria Couper, Clemmie Franks. www.voicetrio.co.uk
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Voice, the unique female vocal trio, explores repertoire that is diverse while being complementary: performing works by Hildegard of Bingen and other early masters; traditional songs and arrangements from around the world; and newly commissioned compositions.
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Formed in 2006, Voice is a regular collaborator with composers, musicians, artists, and poets. Over the years, they have devised and commissioned a number of unique and exciting projects which they have performed at festivals and venues across the UK, Europe, and the USA.
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In 2013, they launched their debut album Musical Harmony “…a stunning body of work destined to prick up the hairs on the back of one’s neck” Tim Hughes (Oxford Times & Mail).
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More recently Voice collaborated with the Dufay Collective on the English Medieval album I Have Set My Hert So Hy, and also released their second album Patterns of Love in Autumn 2015, featuring live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune with Sean Rafferty, described as “beautifully rounded”.
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In early 2016 they returned to the USA for their third tour, where they collaborated with world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz.
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This year Voice look forward to performing in Janacek’s ‘Diary of one who disappeared’ with Julius Drake, Mark Padmore and Anna Reinhold at West Cork Chamber Music Festival, and plan to record a new album of medieval repertoire for release later in the year following their performance at Oxford Early Music Festival.
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Balladeste – A collaboration between innovative violinist Preetha Narayanan and cellist Tara Franks who came together through an understanding of their parallel paths from a classical background to a current practice of collaboration, research, and improvisation. Having developed a duo identity born out of their trio Quest Ensemble, they have created a unique sound of their own and way of working with mutual resonance. Writing through playing, improvising, and finding a shared language without notation, the duo explore the versatility and sound potential of just two string instruments as a band. They merge their varied musical experiences to create compositions that are vibrant and experimental yet melodic and filmic in quality.
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Having integrated their duo repertoire into Quest Ensemble performances at venues including Wilton’s Music Hall, Vortex Jazz Club, Southbank and Union Chapel, the duo have received high praise from listeners for their engaging interaction.

With a collective array of collaborations and commissions including working with visual artist/dancers; Lucy Steggals, Somang Lee, Ruth Pethybridge, and renowned UK artists Oi Va Voi, Talvin Singh, Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Shammi Pithia and Kate Tempest, their varied work and love of collaboratively creating feeds into their process and performance dynamic as a duo.

 

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Sun 26 June: Honkytonk Sunday- Dakota Jim’s Old-Time Jazz Revue

Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN London, United Kingdom. Ph: 020 7485 9899

£7.00 adv tickets BUY NOW 

Doors 7.30 pm, music from 8.30 pm  Please Scroll Down For More Details

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New Roots revives the honky-tonk spirit in The Green Note basement for this Sunday night session, featuring Dakota Jim and Louisa Jones from Whiskey Moon Face on piano, double bass and vocals. Expect New Orleans classics, old-time jazz standards, the smokiest of barrelhouse blues and the best of the Great American Songbook. They’ll be playing two sets, and on the playlist in the breaks will be the very best in pre-war Americana, from early jazz and delta blues to old-time mountain music and country swing.

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Fri 20th May: DOWN IN THE BASEMENT! Turnstile Junkpile/ Burning Wheel/ Gabriella Romano

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF Ph: 020 7278 3966   Please Scroll Down For More Details
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Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk.

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DOWN IN THE BASEMENT is a monthly Friday 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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With glowing four star reviews from Q Magazine and Maverick Magazine for their recent “Everything Is Cheaper Than It Looks” album, Turnstile Junkpile are a straight up no messin’ rock’n’roll band. The guitars and the grooves are weighty, but the songs have a base in a fine roots sensibility….‘The real deal…A fine blend of The Band, Gram Parsons, Merle Haggard and even a little modern bluegrass thrown in for good measure…’ Maverick Magazine.
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Born and raised in Liverpool Eoin Quiery’s songwriting fuses the melodic sensibilities of his hometown with the poetry and storytelling if his Irish ancestry. Channeling the folk tradition through modern electronica, country and post-rock Burning Wheel comfortably blend such disparate influences as Primal Scream and the Pogues to produce a highly original and excitingly edgy rock’n’roll show.

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Singer-song writer, Gabriella Romano is joined by Matt Jackson on acoustic guitar, and Evie O’Driscoll on double bass for a set of sweet country-blues, with everything from Dolly to Chet Atkins in the mix..

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Fri 27th May: Lefteris Moumtzis/ Josh Geffin

“No. 14 Bacon Street”

14 Bacon Street, E1 6LF, off Brick Lane.

Adv Tickets £7.00 BUY NOW  / Door Price £9.00 Doors 7.30 pm     Please Scroll Down For More Details

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No 14 Bacon Street is a beautifully intimate living-room like 50 capacity roots music venue, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant Brick Lane area. There isn’t another venue like this in London, it’s like stepping into a secret folk world, you’d never know the noise and bustle of busy Brick Lane was just thirty seconds from the door, a magical place…

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Singer/songwriter Lefteris Moumtzis is one of the most established musicians in his native Cyprus, founding many succesful acts, organising festivals, and running his own label. He is best known for his work with bands Trio Tekke and J.Kriste, Master of Disguise. January 2016 saw the release of his first solo venture, “Now Happiness”. The album takes an acoustic, minimal approach, giving attention and care to the songs and their stories, effortlessly combining folk, jazz, ambient and classical elements.

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London-based singer and guitarist Josh Geffin has performed at the South Bank Centre, End Of The Road Festival and on the BBC. His new EP is a collection of traditional folk songs partly inspired by his time working for folk archive The Song Collectors Collective. Josh currently also performs with Geffin Brothers, Victoria Hume and the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir.

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He will be joined for this gig by Andrea Di Biase on double bass.

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“Simply beautiful … full of acoustic grandness” Maverick

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“A fine new voice in an honourable British tradition of folk-based singer-songwriters” R2

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Sat 22 May: Bernhard Schimpelsberger presents The Rhythm Diaries

The Winemakers Club
41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN
Ph 020 7236 2936
Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon, 3 minutes walk.
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£10.00 advance ticket only BUY NOW         Please Scroll Down For More Details

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New Roots presents a unique concert in a unique venue. The Winemakers is a strikingly atmospheric 80 capacity candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct. It’s attached to the Winemakers Club, a beautiful independently run wine, whiskey and craft beer bar.

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British-Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger grew up in Austria deeply rooted in Jazz and Western classical music, but it was his studies in Indian classical music with Tabla master Suresh Talwalkar that shaped his unique outlook on music. He has collaborated and toured the globe with Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh,  and Susheela Raman amongst others. Described as ‘one of the most technique gifted and tasteful players we have seen in a long time’ (Drummer Magazine) his compositions uniquely bridge the musical worlds of India and the West.

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This special concert celebrates the departure of Bernhard’s journey to 10 European cities. In each city he will collaborate with some of Europe’s most exciting musicians, creating a soundtrack for each city.

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Bernhard’s ‘musical bags’ for the trip are his Rhythm Diaries,a collection of his compositions and the stories behind them. Through the course of his journey they will grow and evolve.

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For this special evening you can witness them in their original and raw form, presented by Bernhard’s unique collection of instruments in this stunningly intimate location.

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To celebrate the beginning of his journey Bernhard will be joined by 3 exquisite special guests, oud player Saied Silbak, violinist Preetha Naranayan and cellist Tara Franks.

 

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Sat 14th May: The Beguilers/ Kayiate Kodialy

The Winemakers Club
41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN
Ph 020 7236 2936
Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon, 3 minutes walk.
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£10.00 advance ticket only  BUY NOW           Please Scroll Down For More Details

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

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Fred Thomas’ latest album ‘The Beguilers’ weaves crafted song-writing into the narratives of poems by William Blake, Emily Brontë, William Shakespeare, James Joyce, Walter Savage Landor and Thomas Carew. Drawing on a wonderfully strange repository of musical influences – English folk, Joao Gilberto, Minimalism, the Aka Pigmies, The Beatles, and the English Madrigal School – Fred Thomas’ settings delicately bring the poets’ images and metaphors to life with finely wrought harmonies and luscious melodies. Joining Fred for his album launch will be an all star line-up assembled specially for the occasion: Pete Flood (Bellowhead), Alex Bonney (Bill Frisell), Nat Keen (Flying Ibex), Liam Byrne (Damon Albarn), Dave Shulman (Cleo Lane), all unified by the hauntingly beautiful voice of Ellie Rose Rusbridge (Beardy Man). Expect spell-binding poetry, unearthly grooves and hypnotising interplay from a special group of musicians for a unique and one-off performance at The Winemakers Club. Limited edition copies of ‘The Beguilers’ will be available for sale.

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“a beautiful thing….The Beguilers is absolutely gorgeous” – Guy Garvey, BBC Radio 6

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“The Beguilers’ version of Blake’s ‘London’ is the finest setting of the poem that I know – the human ear adorned with manacles more beautiful than any earring” – Tim Heath, Chair of the Blake Society

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“The Beguilers make these classic works come to life” – The Liminal

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“The Beguilers start with songs based on some of the greatest poetry in the English language, but it’s the combination of Ellie Rose’s haunting voice with Fred Thomas’s beautiful compositions that give this band its unique and unclassifiable quality – a treat equally for lovers of poetry, jazz, classical music and folksong” – Peter Slavid

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Fred Thomas: “Extreme sensitivity to colour and nuance….Fred Thomas is brilliant” – BBC Music Magazine

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Ellie Rose: “A rare and totally individual talent” – Sam Lee, Nest Collective

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Alex Bonney: “His reputation places him at the heart of some of the finest contemporary music-making” – Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3

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Liam Byrne: “Liam Byrne gave a glittering performance and proved able to be skittish, throw a tantrum and come to a sweet resolution, all in a brief sequence of notes.” – The Guardian

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Pete Flood: “A bit like Keith Moon. He’s all across everything, all of the time” – Charles Hazelwood, broadcaster

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Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. He has headlined the WOMAD stage with Baaba Maal, and has recorded with Mumford and Sons and Baaba Maal, resulting in a no.1 record in South Africa. This Mumford and Sons / Baaba Maal colaboration was released in the UK this April. He has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company in their 2012 Julius Caesar production, has played Woodstock wuth the Afro Celt Sound System to an audience of 750,000 people, and graced the stages of The Royal Festival Hall, the O2 Arena and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, to name just three. He’s a wonderful, gifted musician, and a brilliant addition to the Winemakers stage.

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