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

Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk.


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!


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.


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


“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)



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.



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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