Mike Hastings of Trembling Bells, plus Solveig Askivik (fiddle)
Venue: The Harrison
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8JF, Ph 020 7278 3966
Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk.
£7.00 Adv BUY NOW/ £8.50 Door
Mike & Solveig are bedrocks of the Glasgow music scene, much respected players in Scotland’s thriving musical city for the past 17 years. Describing their sound as experimental folk, they play original songs and instrumentals, drawing from the same well as musical adventurers The Incredible String Band, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Moondog, Syd Barrett, Bert Jansch and Ivor Cutler. Mike Hastings sings and plays guitar, banjo and drumstick, and Solveig Askvik sings and plays the fiddle and glockenspiel.
Mike Hastings‘ main band is legendary psychedelic rock act The Trembling Bells. He is also part of Mike Heron‘s band (The incredible String Band), and has played with Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy), Scott Fagan, and Peter Daltrey (Kaleidoscope) . Solveig was previously also part of Mike Heron’s band, before leaving to move back to Bergen in Norway.
“Mike & Solveig[‘s] 2015 album “Here Comes Today” is an understated joy” Jon Dale, Uncut, March 2018
“[Mike & Solveig] have been key players in the Glasgow psych-folk scene for the past decade or so. […] Mike’s intricate fingerpicked guitar interweaves with Solveig’s sliding fiddle lines in finely-crafted tales recalling the best of the Scottish folk tradition.” Celtic Music Radio, Glasgow
Jim McAteer is a guitarist and singer from the musical city of Glasgow in Scotland. Previous gigs include support slots for Martin Carthy, Wiz Jones, Davey Graham, Robin Williamson, Mike Heron and John Renbourn, as well as appearing in his own right at international venues from New York to Kazakhstan. He runs a number of weekly open mics in Glasgow and promotes and comperes many live gigs, showcasing local unsigned musical talent as well as international touring acts.