Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sat 7th Jan: May Gibbs/ Sailing Stones/ Autumnmusic

No. 14 Bacon Street, E1 6LF, off Brick Lane

Advance tickets £8.50 Buy Now Door £10.00. Doors open 7.30 pm

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

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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For this wonderful, intimate, gig you can see May Gibbs performing songs from her new project Mesadorm on upright piano joined in vocal harmony by brilliant Jenny Lindfors (Sailingstones) and Rosi Croom (Autumnmusic). The artists will perform in the round through the night with Jenny and Rosi in turn at the helm – a truly vocally rich and cosy happening to warm up the January blues!

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Thurs 8th Dec: Whiskey Moonface/ 58˚ North

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN

Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk
Doors 7.30 pm. Adv tickets £8.50 Buy Now / Door £10.00

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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 Whiskey Moonface.

 

 

WEBSITEwww.whiskeymoonface.co.uk/

58° North is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK’s most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK’s finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front..

After many evenings spent learning each other’s playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels.

LISTEN TO 58˚ NORTH: https://soundcloud.com/58-north

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/58DegreesNorthMusic/

New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in folk, alt-folk,, indie folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, contemporary classical music and all points in between.
WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com
NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Weds 11th Jan: Michele Stodart (Full Band Show) plus Special Guest Raevennan Husbandes (Moulettes)

The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX

Adv Tickets £10.00 Buy Now/ Door £12.00.
Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest Tube Farringdon 5 Mins Walk/ Barbican 5 Mins Walk

New Roots is proud to present Michele Stodart & full band with a unique performance of her album ‘Pieces‘, in it’s entirety, and in running order.

★★★★ Q Magazine / ‘A thing of perfection’ Folk Radio/ ‘The most impressive record she’s ever made’ MOJO

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Over a decade since Mercury-nominated four piece The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart took leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album‘Pieces’on 8th July 2016.

Released four years after her solo debut, ‘Wide-Eyed Crossing’, the nine songs that comprise ‘Pieces’ confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele has turned into an artist whose work bears strong comparison to some of the iconic songwriters that helped shape her outlook.

“With your first album,” explains Michele, “It’s very much a matter of planting your flag in the ground, assembling the best songs you’ve got, and saying, ‘Here I am.’ With this one though, I could start thinking about something more narrated and focus on the storytelling a bit more……There was never a plan to start making solo records,” says Michele. “But then something happens. The songs you’ve been writing just for yourself, whilst playing in a completely different band, take on a life of their own”. She plays her ‘Pieces’ album in  it’s entirety  tonight, accompanied by her full backing band

‘Stodart’s solo career..sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton and Judee Sill…Etta James..Alison Moorer [&] Gillian Welch. Pieces may well be the most impressive record she’s ever made, with or without brother Romeo and band’.  MOJO Magazine

‘A thing of perfection’  FRUK

Website: http://michelestodart.co.uk/

 

Award-winning singer songwriter Raevennan Husbandes has collaborated with a host of the UK’s most stellar talents, from Lisa Hannigan and The Unthanks to Tracey Browne and Paul Liddell. A soon-to-be discovered gem, her fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, clear and heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room. She has recently released her debut EP ‘Box of Innocence’ produced by and featuring the legendary BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar.

‘..an acoustic masterclass of modern folk.’ 4000 Miles to Nashville

‘Raevennan is blessed with a voice that silences rooms and captivates audiences. It is sweet and pure and drifts beautifully over the intricate and dexterous guitaring she plays underneath’
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Website: https://www.facebook.com/raevennanhusbandes

 

New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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Sat 14th Jan: Leonie Evans/ Ruth Theodore/ Ned Roberts

“I was just blown away by her” Cerys Matthews, BBC  6Music

Sat 14th Jan, The Slaughtered Lamb, EC1V 0DX. Doors 7.30 pm Adv ticket £8.50 Buy Now / Doors £10.00

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Leonie Evans started been performing at the age of 5 and has never stopped….Her never ending tour has brought her to the furthest reaches of Britain, Europe, Japan & the USA. What sets Leonie Evans her apart from just a discography and list of tour dates are the countless guest vocals, collaborations, performances in the streets and jazz clubs of New Orleans, spontaneous jams at parties and festivals and, perhaps most precious of all, the sprawling web of connections growing between Leonie and her ever-expanding family of musical sisters and brothers.

Her output to date has included two exquisite albums of dreamy, jazzy, unclassifiable song craft as part of the Bristol-based quartet Rae, a series of limited edition solo CDs, and a just-released, ecstatically received album ‘Collaborations Volume 1’, recorded in 9 different locations and featuring 34 guest musicians. Artists featured include Riognach Connolly (The Breath/ Honeyfeet), Brooke Sharkey, Liam Magill (Syd Arthur) and Adam Beattie. Expect some surprise guests at this performance!

“I was just blown away by her” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 2016

“Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans’ slinky, supple vocal…One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take” Prog Magazine

 

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 new album released on ‘Cacatacus’ on Aveline Records has been v0ted #7 on the MOJO Top 10 Folk Albums 2016, and  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 Sickafoose notes… “Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet”.

“Extraordinary… .” ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Beautiful, sad, wonderful..’ ★★★★ MOJO Magazine

 

 

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.

‘Absolutely gorgeous stuff…one to really get excited about’ Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

‘An understated gem’ – The Independent on Sunday

 

 

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New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.
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Sat 21st January: Spiro In Concert

The Winemakers Club, London EC4A 4AN. Doors 7.00 pm  ‘Dazzling’ Time Out/’Magnificent’ Songlines/ ‘Breathtaking’ BBC 6Music/★★★★ MOJO/★★★★ The Guardian/★★★★ Independent on Sunday. New Roots is proud to present Real World recording artists Spiro in the beautifully atmospheric 80 capacity candle-lit stone arches of Holborn Viaduct.

Adv Tickets £12.00    Buy Now 

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One thing is certain – Spiro are their own people, commendably operating in their own sphere and at their own pace. Their recently released “Lightbox’ album on Peter Gabriel‘s Real World label, was recorded over four days at Real World Studios in Box, produced by Simon Emmerson (the chief architect behind the Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village projects). It captures a breathtakingly imaginative and superbly disciplined group with a sound thatʼs unified but never uniform.

All four members, all four instruments, pull in the same direction, creating music thatʼs intricate yet full of momentum. Time Out proclaim their “gyroscopic sounds swirl guitar, mandolin, violin and accordion lines into euophoric but rigorous folk dances inspired by minimalist classical music and punk as well as folk music.” This is where the ostinatos at the heart of folk dance, minimalism and detroit techno meet, as Ian Kearey in fRoots explains “like the moving parts of a precision watch being constantly experimented on and realigned”.

These are hurrying, scurrying soundscapes that sweep majestically with cinematic presence, echoing – at various points – the work of Steve Reich, Michael Nyman and the Penguin Café Orchestra. “Intense and minimal, they roll out complex arrangements with such ease that you feel your heart lift a few inches above its normal resting place” maintains Rob Fitzpatrick in The Word. This is the music of Spiro – undeniably English, undeniably theirs. Spiro are an enigma, theirs is a mysterious, other-worldly sound that’s at the vanguard of a new, comtemporary folk style. Don’t miss them.

‘Dazzling’ Time Out

‘Magnificent..Rich, moving and cunningly wrought’ Songlines Magazine

‘Melodically inventive and emotionally compelling…fantastic’ The Word

‘Breathtakingly moving’ Chris Jones, BBC Music

‘Leading exponents of this new genre’ ★★★★ Robin Deneslow, the Guardian

‘Refreshingly unnerving’ ★★★★ MOJO

‘… compelling, strangely soulful music of mind and body’ ★★★★ Independent on Sunday

‘Spiro absolutely rock on stage’. ★★★★★ Tony Benjamin, Venue

WEBSITE: http://www.spiromusic.com/

New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com

NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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