Monthly Archives: June 2016

Thurs 21 July: Ned Roberts/ Sisika

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

Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk.
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Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £6.00 Door price £7.00 Please Scroll Down For More Details

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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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Fresh from playing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, London four piece Sisika are led by the Duncan sisters. Their rich voices weave close, lyrical, earthy harmonies, supported by warm, melodic guitar and piano lines, with the band’s sparse arrangements fusing together to make for a beautifully soulful roots sound.

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Fri 15th July: The Orange Circus Band/ The Nominees

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF
Ph: 020 7278 3966
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk.

Adv tickets: £6.00 BUY NOW / Door Price £7.00

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The Orange Circus Band are a raucous, footstompin’, full blooded Americana/ bluegrass act from the U.K and Virginia in America. A unique co-operative, they’re a family band that can include members of all ages from junior to senior. Concentrating mainly on updating traditional songs taken from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, they continue an historical musical lineage in a fresh, exciting way. Bring your dancing shoes- they put on a brilliantly entertaining show- great playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy are guaranteed to raise the roof, warm the heart and encourage the biggest of grins.

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The Nominees are a brand new righteously funky soul-fuelled four piece. Theirs is a rough edged, infectiously joyous garage (in the 60s sense), soul and rhythm & blues soaked sound, taking inspiration from the southern deep-fried funk of

Eddie Bo, Allen Toussaint and The Meters.

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Sat 5th Nov: Jim Moray

The Winemakers Club
41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN
Nearest tube Farringdon, 3 minutes walk.

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DOORS 7.30 PM. MUSIC FROM 8.00 PM

(PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS ADVANCE TICKET ONLY, THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS ON SALE AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT. FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT newrootsevents@gmail.com , NOT THE VENUE.)

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The Winemakers is a stunningly atmospheric candle-lit lit arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, attached to an independently run wine, whiskey and craft beer bar.

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Winner of an astonIshing five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Jim Moray sees pop, rock and folk all as parts of the same musical landscape. After five ground-breaking albums including his debut, 2003 BBC Folk Award-winning album ‘Sweet England‘, and ‘Low Culture’ ,2008: fRoots Critics Poll Best Album Award-winner and Mojo Folk Album of the Year, he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.

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Moray’s career has been a continuous avowal of folk’s relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark debut album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his forthcoming album of traditional ballads out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best.

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Thurs 14th July: Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater/ Josh Geffin/ Lucy Kitt

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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Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in ‘The Roots Union’ alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC’s ‘Late Junction’ on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic.

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Upright bass player Lukas Drinkwater is in heavy demand as a performer and session musician having performed and recorded with a catalogue of acclaimed artists. Rock’n’Reel magazine describe their sound together as ‘inventive and thrilling‘, R2 magazine have recently included them on their covermount cd, and the duo have been featured on Tom Robinson’s 6Music show and Mark Radcliffe‘s BBC Radio 2 folk show.

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London-based singer and guitarist Josh Geffin, with accompaniment from Andy Hamill (Eska, Natascha Atlas) on upright bass, Nathaniel Keen (Andreya Triana) on electric guitar, and Victoria Hume (Lost Map Records) on backing vocals, launches his new EP “Rocks of Bawn’.

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The EP is a collection of traditional folk songs influenced by his work with The Song Collectors Collective, which was founded by Mercury-nominated folk musician Sam Lee. “I love the process of coming across a beautiful traditional melody sung unaccompanied, and creating a new harmony and accompaniment” says Geffin, whose characteristic fingerstyle guitar playing runs throughout the EP. The EP’s featured songs come from Ireland, England and the US.

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His previous solo-releases have included the eponymous album Josh Geffin and the Wake EP and he has performed at the South Bank Centre, End Of The Road Festival and on BBC6 Music’s The Mark Riley Show.

“Simply beautiful … full of acoustic grandness” Maverick

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

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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 warm and mellow sound. The folk edge that dominates the character of her music takes influence from the work of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and Neil Young. Her perfectly crafted songwriting style shows a crystal clear vision with rock solid foundations strong enough to take such weighty reference points.

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Thurs 7th July: Victoria Hume/ Amy Walker

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 £6.00  Door price £7.00  Please Scroll Down For More Details

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Victoria Hume was born in Brighton, raised in Dorset, studied in Oxford and spent several years living and working in London before relocating to Johannesburg in 2014. She self-released her debut album Limbs & Digits in 2009 and its follow-up Landing in 2012. The latter was championed by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, hailing it as  ‘really beautiful’. She has since signed with Lost Map records, home to the Pictish Trail and Rozi Plain, and recently recorded a live session with her full band for Marc Riley at the BBC.

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Amy Walker studied music at Dartington College of Arts, where she developed both her song-writing and her interest in the physics of sound.

She has recorded in an aircraft hangar and a mine, and her piano duet My Head Is A Piano called for the pianists to sit cross-legged under their pianos. Amy now lives in Paris and works in the voice recognition technology industry.

 

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Sun 3rd July: INMIRIAM/ Genevieve

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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£8.00 advance ticket only BUY NOW Please Scroll Down For More Details

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Following a sell out show at Kansas Smitty’s Back in April, INMIRIAM plays The Winemakers with a preview of her forth-coming E.P.
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INMIRIAM is a new project from Ellie Rose Rusbridge. Inspired by the biblical story of poet and prophetess Miriam. The music strongly contrasts organic and highly produced sounds to explore themes of addiction and spiritual faith.
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This gig brings Glyn Daniels (drums) Colin Somervell (bass), Tom Varrall (guitar), Sasha Whaley (Clarinet)and Dan Rusbridge(violin) together for in an experimental performance of the record to come.

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Sat 18th June: DOWN IN THE BASEMENT! The Cedars/ House Above The Sun

 

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 £6.00  Door price £7.00  Please Scroll Down For More Details

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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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The Cedars combine raucous Folk-Americana with dark, foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad to produce heady, intoxicating music. They have built both a formidable live set and an enthusiastic following and are highly respected amongst their peers on the alt.folk and Americana scenes. The Cedars have played a huge variety of shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Secret Garden Party, Trowbridge, Wilderness, The Great Escape, Camp Bestival, Cropredy, Truck and live on BBC Radio 4.

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“A very very good album” … “I love their sound” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

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“The album is certainly going to be worth waiting for” – Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

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“A singer who can break hearts and mend them in an instant, ★★★★” – Q Magazine

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“Rough-edged, whisky-fuelled, foot-stomping majesty, ★★★★★” – Loud and Quiet Magazine

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“An excellent album, ★★★★” – Country Music People magazine

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“The next generation of sound is here and at its forefront are The Cedars” – Fatea Magazine

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“One of the most damn enjoyable records of the year so far” – Americana UK

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“A thoroughly juicy selection serves as a splendid introduction to a band currently at the forefront of the UK’s alt.country scene” – R2 Magazine (Rock’n’Reel)

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“They’re very clearly a class act; there are a whole raft of signed bands unfit to lick the shiny boots of The Cedars” – Performing Musician magazine

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London four piece House Above The Sun deal in beautifully constructed tightly wound guitar based epics that unfurl like late the best of late seventies Television and Patti Smith, with a folk and Americana twist. Dual male/female vocals and smart lyrics complete the picture.

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Thurs 23rd June: Jason McNiff/ Emma Tricca/ Pete Greenwood

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

Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk.
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Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £6.00 Buy Now  Door price £7.00 Please Scroll Down For More Details

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Jason McNiff is a legend in UK alt-folk. Of Polish and Irish descent, he has made four albums that range from folk to alt-country and Americana, all the while maintaining a resolutely British heart. As Time Out attests, ‘McNiff’s quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world – a melancholy, almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues.’

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‘One of the UK’s best kept secrets’   Mojo (4 Stars)

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‘A triumph of English-Americana’   Time Out (4 Stars)

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‘The nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band’   Sean Rowley, BBC Radio London

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‘Dark songs of drunkenness and murder!’   The Independent (4 Stars)

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‘A troubadour and one of the best singer/songwriters we have in this country’   Morning Star (4 Stars)

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‘Not just a good songwriter, a truly great one’   Americana UK 9/10

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Album of the Year Americana UK

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Italian born Emme Tricca moved to London to pursue her folk career at the encouragement of the legendary Odetta. Her career so far has seen her recieve the seal of approval from Roy Harper and Phil Guy, record for Twisted Nerve’s Andy Votel, play Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown Festival and tour with the folk giant that was John Renbourn, amongst many other highlights.

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“Powerful and emotional” Mojo

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“ethereal and mesmerising”  Bucketfull of Brains

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a pure and seductive voice” Time Out

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Singer -songwriter Pete Greenwood released his debut album to rave reviews on the renowned Heavenly label, earning him four stars and Debut of the Month in Uncut Magazine. “Sirens” also made UNCUT’s Top 50 list for the year. He has played with both Mojave 3 and The See See as guitarist, and later joined Starsailor on their European tour as a featured musician.

“The 88″ , from his second album, was released as a limited edition split 7” single with Doves on Rough Trade Records in 2009 (re-released as a standalone 7″ in 2013). Noel Gallagher cited the track in his Perfect Playlists for Q Magazine, voting the track his “Song Of The Year” stating he wished he’d written it.
His most recent single single, “Me And Molly” was released on 18 September 2015, taken from the album, Beauceron,

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Sat 30 July: Three Cane Whale

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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Three Cane Whale are a multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer)

Their eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums; second album Holts And Hovers was fRoots Editor’s Choice Album of 2013, one of The Observer’s “Hidden Gems Of 2013”, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine’s 20 Essential Folk Albums.

The band’s third album, Palimpsest, was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, produced by Adrian Utley (Portishead), and released on January 15th 2016, with artwork specially designed by Dorset’s Little Toller press, and accompanied by a UK-wide, Arts Council supported, album launch tour. Palimpsest was chosen by The Telegraph as one of the ‘Best Folk Music Albums Of 2016″, by fRoots as one of its 5-star Playlist Albums, and by The Guardian for its Folk World Music Playlist.

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