SMITH & BREWER – NASHVILLE AMERICANAFEST 2017 / TOBIAS BEN JACOB ‘DEFINITELY ONE TO WATCH OUT FOR’ LATE JUNCTION, RADIO 3
£8.00 adv BUY NOW / £10.00 door
The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF. Ph: 020 7278 3966
Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk.
Tobias Ben Jacob on stage at 8.15 pm / Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer onstage at 9.15 pm.
Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in The Roots Union alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC’s ‘Late Junction‘ on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic.
‘Inventive and thrilling’ R2: Rock n Reel
‘Definitely one to watch out for’ Late Junction .BBC Radio 3
‘Stand out new folk… superb.. excellent’ Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6
Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading discovered Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer in 2012, choosing them to support her on tour. She loved them so much she called them again in 2015 to repeat the engagement. The duo combine classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft to produce a brilliantly accessible roots sound, taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead. They’ve just released their eponymous debut EP, and in Sept 2017 were invited to showcase at the hugely prestigious AmericanaFest in Nashvillle- great things await!
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.