The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton St, London EC1V 0DX
Ph: 020 7253 1516
Nearest tube: Farringdon, 5 mins walk/ Barbican, 5 mins walk.
£8.50 adv BUY NOW/ £10.00 door
Doors open 7.30 pm
At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, seven-piece Mishaped Pearls‘ most recent album ‘Thamesis’ has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make-up – banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music’s roots in tradition expand into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence.
“Really intriguing – I love this” MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW
“An outstanding release – absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous music” BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2
“Darkly beguiling…cinematically epic” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
“Unexpected, gently startling” ★★★★THE GUARDIAN
‘Astonishing, with heart-stopping vocals from Manuela Schütte. It’s not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast’ TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC
‘….such an original and engaging album” DAILY TELEGRAPH, TOP 10 CDs
‘A brilliantly realised piece of work’ fROOTS
‘they scream originality..” SPIRAL EARTH
“..a celestial, otherworldy quality, elegant and graceful “ R2 MAGAZINE
Dariush Kanani has studied guitar with fingerpicking guitar legends Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn and supported Grossman by his request on his sell out tour of the UK last year. He has also played frequently alongside British guitar giant Wizz Jones and recently appeared at a special tribute concert for the late John Renbourn at Cecil Sharp House in London alongside Jacqui McShee, Ralph McTell, Bernard Butler,Graham Coxon and more.
Kanani’s powerhouse, percussive, ‘back slap’ guitar technique and solid grooves are reminiscent of a young John Martyn. Coupled with an ethereal voice that evokes shades of John Mayer, Paul Simon and James Taylor, his sound is deeply soulful. A consummate musician, his songs skilfully combine pop, folk, soul and jazz to make for a style that is truly his own.