Monthly Archives: December 2018

Sat 12 Jan: Double Bill! James Riley / Daisy Chute

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

 

 

New Roots presents a superb alt-folk double bill, James Riley & Daisy Chute.

Born of a transatlantic relationship, James grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s. His first guitar became the tool for surviving a tumultuous upbringing – he took off hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul and back to the UK, writing songs along the way. From there James headed to Nashville, Tennessee, to make the album which had travelled back with him to his maternal homeland…

Distinctive, soulful, and brimming with ethereal vitality, Riley treads a line between exquisite pop songcraft and cinematic storytelling with a candid folk voice, taking influence from John Martyn to Bill Withers and Joni Mitchell.

James returned recently from a 2-year stint in Nashville, where he recorded his forthcoming debut album “TRANSATLANTICA” with Grammy-winning producer Matthew Odmark (release date Summer 2019).

 

 

Folk songstress and multi-instrumentalist Daisy Chute has been taught and mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies, featured as a vocalist on Radiohead’s latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, and got the legendary thumbs up from Sir Paul McCartney after a recent performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical group All Angels, she is excited to be working on her début album of original songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey, Jasmine Thompson).

One of Paul Sexton’s ‘top music tips’ for 2018, Daisy’s music has been compared to Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell (BBC Radio Kent) and her voice has been described as “Exquisitely delicious. Delicate, like a gossamer-winged creature made out of spun gold.” Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford).

 

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Weds 13 Feb: Robin Elliott with support from Jinnwoo

Venue: The Green Note, Camden NW1 7AN Ph 020 7485 9899

Doors open 7.00 pm, nearest tube Camden, three mins walk.

Tickets £10.00 adv   £12.00 door

 

 

Robin Elliott returns to the Green Note with a special preview of material from his forthcoming full-length debut, ‘There is a Land’, performing with a hugely impressive new backing group as a three-piece/vocal trio. Robin’s last show at the Green Note was the sell-out launch of 2017’s stark and stunning At Sunset EP, which caused For Folk’s Sake to dub him “one of the purest songwriting talents in music today.”

‘There is a Land’ marks a move to a richer, full-band sound, encompassing Robin’s love for daring, dazzling vocal harmonies, and showcasing his remarkable ability to unite seemingly disparate elements and forms of song in utterly coherent new ways, finding new roads across the old landscape. The record, like his live shows, mixes folk with pop and jazz, traditional forms with modern narrative subversions, absurd performance-art moves with a gruff Northern comedic sensibility. This is an artist hitting his stride, and should not be missed.

 

 

Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter Jinnwoo’s critically-acclaimed debut ‘Your Baby’ E.P. resulted in his being named one of The Independent’s ‘Faces to Watch 2015’. His long-awaited debut album ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light.’ was released on the much respected Cargo label on 2nd Sept 2016. The album features collaborations with Malcolm Middleton, Alasdair Roberts, Kami Thompson (The Rails) and Kylie La Grange. His sparse atmospheric folk-soundscapes, laced with ghostly string arrangements and his exceptional acoustic guitar work, offer a kind of ‘spooked’ ‘gothic’ folk that sounds like no other. ‘Strangers Bring Me No Light’ is nothing short of a seminal record and Jinnwoo a true original.

The Independent – “jinnwoo is the most singular new folk talent in some time” 4/5

The Guardian – “Jinnwoo’s gothic folk-croak is a confessional reel unspooling from his innards, a tale of circling doom”

The Line of Best Fit – “A rising talent in the folk world, Jinnwoo has been setting hearts ablaze with his off-kilter guitarisms and distinct, emotive vocals.”

 

 

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.

Website: http://www.newrootsevents.com
New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Mon 11 Feb: Brooke Sharkey (trio show)

The Guardian ‘Top 50 Independent Artists In The World’ List / ‘This is mature, refined songwriting of the highest calibre.’ The Observer

 

Venue: The Green Note, Camden NW1 7AN Ph 020 7485 9899

Doors open 7.00 pm, nearest tube Camden, three mins walk.

Tickets £10.00 adv  BUY NOW / £12.00 door

 

 

New Roots presents… Brooke Sharkey (The Guardian ‘Top 50 Independent Artists In The World’ List).

What places her on a higher plane than most of her contemporaries is [the] sheer strength of her songwriting, and the truly soul shifting quality of her voice… This is mature, refined songwriting of the highest calibre.’ The Observer

London based singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey was raised between France and England- since returning to the UK she has released two Eps and two full length albums; ‘One Dress’ (2012) and ‘Wandering Heart’ (V2 Records- 2016). In November 2016 she was featured in the The Guardian’s ‘Top 50 Independent Artists In The World’.

With a vocal style that switches effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery, set against a deeply atmospheric musical backdrop, comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power are inevitable. She has captured the attention of national media, headlined London’s iconic venues The Union Chapel, Bush Hall, and The Jazz Café, and has played support to Thomas Dybdahl, Ben Watt and French artist Tété.

Producing her music in collaboration with band members based in and around East London, her unique sound has been described as ‘..adorned with emotional vocals and sliding string sections that create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly. Brooke Sharkey oozes a creativity that radiates emotion. She is a woman who bleeds artistry’ (Fresh Beats)

‘..an incredible voice, amazing control and grace’ Time Out London

‘She’s sure to stop you in your tracks..so beautiful’ Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music

 

 

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.

www.newrootsevents.com
https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

 

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