7.30 pm The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon EC1V 0DX. Tickets £5.00 adv BUY NOW/ £6.00 door
Jason McNiff is a London based Yorkshireman of Irish and Polish descent. He has made five records of what is loosely described as Folk or Americana, yet there is something very British about him. As Time Out attests, “McNiff’s quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world– an almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues.” He is often touted as one of the UK’s most overlooked musical treasures – a great songwriter and top-notch finger-style guitarist. His album, April Cruel (Fledg’ling) was nominated for best album in the alt.country category at the Independent Music Awards in the US while a new double CD anthology is set for release in April 2017.
‘One of the UK’s best kept secrets’ Mojo 4 stars
‘A triumph of English-Americana’ Time Out
‘The nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band’ Sean Rowley BBC Radio London
‘Dark songs of drunkenness and murder!’ ★★★★ The Independent
‘A troubadour and one of the best singer/songwriters we have in this country’ ★★★★★ Morning Star
‘Not just a good songwriter, a truly great one’ Americana UK 9/10
Album of the Year for 2nd album Nobody’s Son as voted for by the staff at Americana UK
Gabriel Moreno is a singer songwriter, perfomer and lyricist with strong links to the London alternative Americana and folk scenes. Curator of the acclaimed Lantern Society folk collective, hosts of the legendary eponymous folk night at The Betsey Trotwood for the last decade, his inspirations come from the likes of Cohen, Callahan and Cave, titanic songwriters with poetry and passion placed squarely at the centre of their craft.
Chris Brambley’s haunting, graceful songs are rooted in the folk tradition. With a clear nod to the folk revival styles of Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Davy Graham, they are at the same time wholly contemporary interpretations of the genre. His newly released ‘Aperture E.P’ shares common ground with such modern day folk innovators as Fionn Regan and Nick Mulvey.