Monthly Archives: August 2016

Weds 5th Oct: Lee Southall (The Coral) with support from Robert Chaney

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 £7.00 BUY NOW Door price £8.00  Please Scroll Down For More Details
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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lee Southall brings a wealth of experience to his solo acoustic performance. As a founder member of eclectic Liverpool band The Coral, he’s already enjoyed a career that spans seven albums; a Mercury Prize nomination and a Music Producers Guild album of the year. His solo work hinges on finely crafted songwriting and virtuoso acoustic ability. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that move from the melodic intricacy of Bert Jansch or Davey Graham, through to the raw sparseness of Karen Dalton or Townes Van Zandt. Currently residing on the West Yorkshire moors, Lee’s recently supported the likes of Blue Rose Code, Ryley Walker and Laura Marling at venues across the North.
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A rising star on the London folk scene, American singer songwriter Robert Chaney counts Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Judee Sill as influences. His recently released debut album ‘Cracked Picture Frames’ garnered high praise in the music press, with Folk Radio UK making it their featured album of the month.
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Sat 1st Oct: Whiskey Moonface/ Garance & The Mitochondries

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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PLEASE NOTE- THIS IS AN ADVANCE TICKET ONLY EVENT, THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS FOR SALE ON THE DOOR.

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The Winemakers Club is a stunningly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn viaduct, three minutes walk from Farringdon Road tube station.

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To describe Whiskey Moonface as an alternative folk group doesn’t even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they’re led by the superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both ear-to-ear-grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque/ chamber folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk music to make for a superbly realised, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound- there is simply no-one in the UK making music like them.

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Garance Louis; extrovert, eccentric composer, singer, accordionist from Perpignan, and stalwart of the brilliant East London roots scene that includes Whiskey Moonface, Adam Beattie and Brooke Sharkey. Blending Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting, this brilliant artist finds an exhileratingly original way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her formidable band The Mitochondries.

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Fri 30 Sept: Gem Andrews/ Gabriel Moreno

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 BUY NOW Door price £7.00  Please Scroll Down For More Details

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Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and UK alt-country queen Gem Andrews takes influence from roots artists as diverse as KD Laing to Kitty Wells, Lucinda Williams to Ani Di Franco, Emmylou Harris to The Be Good Tanyas. Her deep understanding of folk and country craft shines through in her beautifully written songs- in a wonderfully vibrant UK roots and Americana scene she stands out as a leading player, don’t miss her.

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Gabriel Moreno is a published poet and singer songwriter from Gibraltar. His songs fuse Mediterranean rhythms with Indie/folk arpeggios performed with a classical guitar. He has eight collections of poetry published in Spanish and English, and runs the legendary ‘Lantern Society’ folk collective, based in the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon., London.

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Sat 17th Sept: Ned Roberts/ Jack Harris/ Nic Dawson Kelly

No 14 Bacon Street, E1 6LF London,

Ph: 020 7278 3966
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Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £7.00 BUY NOW  Door price £8.00

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Nearest tube Liverpool Street, 10 mins walk
Nearest train Shoreditch (East London Line), 3 mins walk

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No 14 Bacon Street is a beautifully intimate living-room like 40 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, it’s a magical place…

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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 ★★★★

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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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A firm favourite of the New Roots Sessions, Jack Harris was a South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17. He was the first international act to win the New Folk songwriting competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas- previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule.. A virtuosic guitar player and wonderfully authentic folk singer and songwriter, he has shared the stage with everyone from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick to Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault.

Sheffield born, London based songwriter Nic Dawson Kelly has been described by The Times as ‘a visceral, compelling presence on the UK music scene’, The Sun calls him ‘one of the most distinctive British voices in years’ and Q maintains his is ‘a soulful take on some of the finest blues-folk around’. After sharing the stages with Laura Marling, Adele and Richard Hawley amongst others, Dawson Kelly has gone on to showcase his music extensively within the capital.

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Sat 27 Aug: Flux/ Sabiyha

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

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

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Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 7.30 pm.

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Flux apply their sublime musicianship to combine traditional Asian roots with world music, Western jazz, contemporary classical and urban influences, employing instrumentation ranging from piano to bansuri, violin,, guitar and cajon. They have recently released their debut album ‘Shadowlines’, and completed dates across India, Europe and the U.S. London gigs have included the Southbank Centre, Kings Place, The National Portrait Gallery,and the Indig02. Their virtuosic musicianship and dynamic arrangements fuse to create a truly spectacular live show, there’s no-one out there like Flux, definitely not to be missed.

London singer-songwriter Sabiyha features on Flux’s debut ‘Shadowlines’ album, and as a solo artist in her own right has been supported by the BBC Asian Network show, and BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson.

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Thurs 18 Aug: Lee Southall (The Coral)/ Jack Harris

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 £7.00 BUY NOW Door price £8.00  Please Scroll Down For More Details

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lee Southall brings a wealth of experience to his solo acoustic performance. As a founder member of eclectic Liverpool band The Coral, he’s already enjoyed a career that spans seven albums; a Mercury Prize nomination and a Music Producers Guild album of the year. His solo work hinges on finely crafted songwriting and virtuoso acoustic ability. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that move from the melodic intricacy of Bert Jansch or Davey Graham, through to the raw sparseness of Karen Dalton or Townes Van Zandt. Currently residing on the West Yorkshire moors, Lee’s recently supported the likes of Blue Rose Code, Ryley Walker and Laura Marling at venues across the North.

A firm favourite of the New Roots Sessions, Jack Harris was a South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17. He was the first international act to win the New Folk songwriting competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas- previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule.. A virtuosic guitar player and wonderfully authentic folk singer and songwriter, he has shared the stage with everyone from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick to Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault.

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Fri 2 Sept: Jinnwoo (Album Launch)/ Ruth Theodore/ Chris Brambley

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 BUY NOW  Door price £7.00  Please Scroll Down For More Details

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Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter Jnnwoo’s critically-acclaimed debut ‘Your Baby’ E.P. resulted in his named one of The Independent’s ‘Faces to Watch 2015’. His long-awaited debut album ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light.’ is released on the much respected Cargo label on 2nd Sept.

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The album features collaborations with Malcolm Middleton, Alasdair Roberts, Kami Thompson (The Rails) and Kylie La Grange. Jinnwoo’s confessional reel is one sung in a voice so distinctive no adequate comparisons can be made, but the story-telling style of Bob Dylan, the fragile delivery of troubadour Michael Stipe, and the jagged alt-folk of early Throwing Muses have been raised as a starting point. His sparse atmospheric folk-soundscapes, laced with ghostly string arrangements and his exceptional acoustic guitar work, offer a kind of ‘spooked’ ‘gothic’ folk that sounds like no other. ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light’ is nothing short of a seminal record and Jinnwoo a true original.

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The Independent – “jinnwoo is the most singular new folk talent in some time” 4/5

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The Guardian – “Jinnwoo’s gothic folk-croak is a confessional reel unspooling from his innards, a tale of circling doom”

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The Line of Best Fit – “A rising talent in the folk world, Jinnwoo has been setting hearts ablaze with his off-kilter guitarisms and distinct, emotive vocals.”

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Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, Ruth Theodore‘s use of unconventional guitar techniques and tunings has thrilled listeners since the release of her 2007 debut, ‘Worm Food’. Her iminent new album saw Ruth crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco and recently producer of two award-winning albums for Anais Mitchell.
As Todd himself notes… “Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet”.

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Chris Brambley is guitarist with UK band The Sticklers and James McKeen & The Blueberry Moon. His solo work is firmly based in the acoustic folk tradition, with an intricate fingerpicking style reminiscent of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, and echoes of James Taylor in his beautifully crafted songs.

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