Weds 5 April: Samantha Whates/ Adam Beattie

7.00 pm The Green Note, NW1 7AN , Camden. Tickets £9.00 BUY NOW


Samantha Whates‘ beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include Kings Place and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM).

“Her songs made my evening, a rare treat” – James Yorkston

“Just gorgeous” – Tom Robinson BBC 6Music

“Understated, otherworldy…absorbing. The ghosts of Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan and Suzanne Vega whisper their presence.” FATEA Magazine


Scottish singer songwriter Adam Beattie released his fourth studio album ‘The Road Not Taken’ with a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall in London and a UK-wide tour. The album’s minor ballads and moody blues with a dark twist draw upon the broad influences of Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Beattie’s beautiful melodies combine with thoughtful lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. He was recently invited by Mark Rylance to perform at his Stop The War charity fundraiser, to an intimate audience that included Rylance, Brian Eno and Jeremy Corbyn, and was part of the ‘Band of Burns‘ ensemble alongside John Langan and Riognach Connolly (The Breath), a hugely successful Burns night celebration at Union Chapel earlier this year.

‘Incredibly Beautiful’ – Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

‘A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing’ – Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

‘Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist’ – Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND


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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