The Winemakers Club, 41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN
Nearest tube Farringdon, 3 minutes walk.
Adv tickets: £10.00 BUY NOW
DOORS 7.o0 PM. MUSIC FROM 8.00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS ADVANCE TICKET ONLY, THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS ON ALE AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT.
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.
“Jack is a priest of song who holds himself to an ancient, rigorous code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists” – Anais Mitchell
“A natural, captivating songwriting talent” – The Telegraph
“A lyricist of great descriptive flair and imagination” – Folk Radio UK
“A unique lyrical mind” – Q Magazine
Jack Harris’ songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious songs, often in character, always intriguing. His latest album, ‘The Wide Afternoon’, assembles 11 new songs, rooted in Folk and Blues traditions, telling real and imagined stories.
The result is a bigger, darker record than Jack’s previous, critically acclaimed offering, 2012’s The Flame and the Pelican (★★★★★ Maverick, The Telegraph top 10 Roots/Folk albums of the year). ‘The Wide Afternoon’ is an album of mystery and melody, set against the expansive sound-palette and intricate arrangements of Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson). Gerry’s swooping violins and eerie percussion are at the record’s sonic heart, perfectly offsetting songs of dangerous men, literary women, stolen horses and vanished birds. All are delivered in husky, intimate vocals and fluid guitar picking.
Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, as well as the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting.
Support this evening is from London singer -songwriter Emily Mae Winters. Her recently released Ben Walker produced EP won her the UK Songwriting contest (folk category) for for her song ‘Anchor’, and The Guardian Songwriting Competition (folk category) for her song ‘Miles To Go’., and received extensive airplay from Radio 2’s Mark Radliffe, BBC Scotland and BBC Wales.