Monthly Archives: December 2016

Thurs 9th Feb: Gem Andrews (Full Band Show) / Lucas & King

‘A real diamond’ Folk Radio UK  ‘Mesmerising’  3 Chords & The Truth

Adv ticket: £8.50/ Door £10.00

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN

Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk

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Berlin based 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.

Andrews has released two critically acclaimed albums to date on Market Square Records, recorded with a diverse array of talented players, from Chris Hillman (Billy Bragg), Nicky Rushton (And All Because the Lady Loves), Gabriel Minnikin (The Guthries, Ruth Minnikin), to Sue McLaren (Paul Van Dyk) and Beccy Owen. Her most recent album ‘Vancouver’ (the title track stems from her time in Canada, where she hooked up with Sam Parton from the Be Good Tanyas), produced by Martin Stephenson, has been described by Three Chords & The Truth as ‘mesmerising…drenched in pure emotion and sincerity’. She plays tonight acompanied by her full band.

‘A gifted writer, Andrews is a real diamond’ Folk Radio UK

Lucas and King are a truly exciting new young folk duo emerging from Southampton. Songs of exceptional craft and depth pull influence from classic folk and American roots flavours, delivered with the spine-tingling, unforgettable voice of Bo King and perfectly judged guitar accompaniment from Hayleigh Lucas. Yet to release their debut album, the band have already toured as support to Ray Davies (The Kinks) and played the coveted Glastonbury Acoustic Stage.
‘Lucas & King’s blend of rootsy Americana and minimalist folk combines velvet-smooth vocals with a charismatic fragility to spine-tingling effect’. The Argus

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 that reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances. 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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Weds 25th Jan: Dai & The Ramblers / Alden, Patterson & Daishwood

“I love the whole band.” Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South) “Absolutely gorgeous” Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

Adv ticket: £8.50 Buy Now/ Door £10.00

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN

Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk

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4-piece Dai & The Ramblers recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of Cajun and New Orleans flavoured honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at the legendary Toe Rag studios. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention’s Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They’re a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we’re really looking forward to this one!!

“I love his voice; I love the whole band.” Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South)

“Absolutely gorgeous… They make a beautiful sound.” Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

“A joyous romp… will raise your spirits and gladden your heart” Michael Farley (Americana UK)

WEBSITE: http://www.daiprice.com/

Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy’s Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus.

“It’s lovely stuff” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

“Might be the best debut CD of the year!” ★★★★★ – fROOTS Magazine 2016

“I think that’s going to be one of the breakthrough albums of the year” – James Fagan 9/10 – Outline Magazine

WEBSITE: https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.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. n.

WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com

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

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Thurs 9th Feb: Dai & The Ramblers / Alden, Patterson & Daishwood

“I love the whole band.” Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South) “Absolutely gorgeous” Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

Adv ticket: £8.50 Buy Now/ Door £10.00

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN

Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk

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4-piece Dai & The Ramblers recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of Cajun and New Orleans flavoured honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at the legendary Toe Rag studios. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention’s Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They’re a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we’re really looking forward to this one!!

“I love his voice; I love the whole band.” Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South)

“Absolutely gorgeous… They make a beautiful sound.” Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

“A joyous romp… will raise your spirits and gladden your heart” Michael Farley (Americana UK)

WEBSITE: http://www.daiprice.com/

 

Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy’s Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus.

“It’s lovely stuff” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

“Might be the best debut CD of the year!” ★★★★★ – fROOTS Magazine 2016

“I think that’s going to be one of the breakthrough albums of the year” – James Fagan 9/10 – Outline Magazine

WEBSITE: https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.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. n.

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

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

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

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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

MICHELE STODART WEBSITE: http://michelestodart.co.uk/

Raevennan Husbandes is an award -winnining singer songwriter and member of much respected UK alt-folk act Moulettes . She 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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RAEVENNAN HUSBANDES WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/raevennanhusbandes

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Weds 11th Jan: Michele Stodart – Full Band Show – plus guest Raevennan Husbandes

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

MICHELE STODART WEBSITE: http://michelestodart.co.uk/

Award-winning singer songwriter Raevennan Husbandes and member of much respected UL alt-folk act Moulettes 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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RAEVENNAN HUSBANDES WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/raevennanhusbandes

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