Sat 20th August: Ma Polaine’s Great Decline/ Ady Johnson

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF. Ph (0) 207 278 3966

Tickets £10.00 adv. BUY HERE    Please scroll down for more details.

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Doors 7.30 pm. Music from 8.30 pm.

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Ma Polaine’s Great Decline play a highly potent mix of rhythm and blues and country soul with flavours of gypsy jazz, vaudeville and music hall, all performed with a focused intensity- think 40’s rea Billie Holiday transplanted to Tom Waits ‘Sworfishtrombones’. Singer Beth Packer moves between double bass, accordion and harmonica, with partner Clinton Hough on electric or acoustic guitar (and an occasional percussive foot), all accompanying Packer’s extraordinarhy voice- at times powerful, poignant, snesitive and always deeply soulful.

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★★★★★ ‘…the singer’s compelling and never overplayed delivery gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity”. Roots Music Report

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★★★★ ‘….an intangible element peculiar to themselves” R2 Magazine

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‘The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know” .

8/10 Blues and Soul magazine

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★★★★ “an utterly compelling soundscape” Northern Sky Magazine

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‘…like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment”….the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far’. 9.5/10 Liverpool Sound And Vision

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London based singer songwriter Ady Johnson has shared the stage with the likes of Willy Mason and Ben Howard. His accomplished, finely crafted style filters the distinctly English tones of Ray Davies and Steve Marriot through a classic, soulful acoustic folk style. His most recent release was recorded with Mercury nominated/ BBC award winning producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson) and brings together the soulful delivery and intimacy of Ady’s live performances. His live band includes Pete Flood – also drummer/percussionist with Bellowhead,Toby Bull – and sax, trumpet and sousaphonist ‘Tuba Tom’ Briers.

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“…if this is his musical CV – he’s got the job.” Rudie Humphrey – Americana UK

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“Deserves to be massive.” James Robinson for the Press Association

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“Damn good!” Tom Robinson – BBC Radio 6 Music

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