New Roots Weekly Newsletter- Fri 1st March to Thurs 21 March

Great New Roots Gigs On The Way!!  Fri 1st March to Thurs 21st March- Tickets, Details, Videos…



Hi folks- here’s what New Roots has for you over the next few weeks. We start with a rocking roots-rhythm & blues bonanza at The Green Note this Friday, with a double-set from Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers. They’ve worked with David Lynch, Donovan, and the cream of the UK alternative cabaret & burlesque scene to name but a few, they’ve played everywhere from the Hammersmith Palais to Glastonbury, don’t miss them in the 65 capacity Green Note!! Sat 9 March at The Harrison sees Gibraltarian poet, songwriter and bon viveur supreme Gabriel Moreno with his Quivering Poets trio (with the superb new roots artist Cara Ludlow in support, a real find). On the 13th Jeremy Tuplin launches his much-anticipated ‘Pink Mirror’ album at The Slaughtered Lamb, with full band, and on the 20th we’re back at The Harrison with the inimitable Folk On Monday for a double bill of the best in current up and coming UK folk – this month sees Lizzy Hardingham and Chris Fox take to the stage. To round up, we’re back at The Green Note on Thursday 21st for the brilliant Genevieve Dawson‘s full band headline show, with support from Georgia Duncan. Lots more from March to May up on the website too, dive in!


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Fri 1st March: Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers

The Green Note
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
10.00 adv  BUY NOW / 12.00 Door
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk
Doors open 7.00 pm
Music from 8.00 pm sharp.



New Roots presents a night of rocking blues, rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll and more..The venue comprises both seated and standing areas. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

“Our record of the week” – Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Marconi (BBC Radio 2)

“I put it on and thought this is the stuff!” – Phil Jupitus (BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music)

“The band I always wanted to be in…” Jamie T

A perfect Friday night rockin’-roots-rhythm & blues band, Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers have spent the last 10 years honing their sound, playing countless shows across the UK and Europe. All three members are much-respected musicians in their own right, their careers ranging from collaborative work with legendary film director David Lynch to the British musical icon Donovan, and extensive time spent in the vibrant British Burlesque and alternative Cabaret scene. It is from these experiences that the band have forged their unique sound, channeling in equal measure the rock’n’roll spirit of Sam Phillips’ Sun, the electric blues of Howlin’ Wolf, the bass-heavy jazz attitude of Charles Mingus, the noir themes of Tom Waits, and the electric energy of Captain Beefheart. Above ell else, the super tight sound of the rock’n’roll, rocking blues, rhythm & blues and beyond that Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers bring lights up the room like an arclight- a perfect way to start the weekend.

The three piece have performed at many of the best venues and festivals across the UK and Europe including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, The Big Chill, The Scala and Hammersmith Palais, and have shared the stage with Son of Dave, Imelda May, Florence & The Machine, The Sadies, Fat Freddie’s Drop and countless more across their career to date.




Sat 9 March: Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets / Cara Ludlow

The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
7.00 adv BUY NOW / 8.50 door
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.



Gabriel Moreno is a Gibraltarian poet and singer songwriter who has been performing for the past 20 years in Gibrlatar, Peru, Italy, Spain, USA and the United Kingdom. His folk songs are both poetic and political, mining the same rich seams as Leonard Cohen, Fabrizio D’Andre and Georges Brassens. In 2015 he joined up with The Quivering Poets, Basha Bartz, Pablo Campos, Pablo Yupton, Adam Beattie and Adria Faurra to create a wonderful new alt-folk band that push his poetry and song to new musical territories.



Welsh singer-songwriter Cara Ludlow is a shining new talent, blessed with a musical maturity that belies her 23 years. Her rock-solid songs are built on the firm foundations of classic folk & roots music- strong echoes of Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega and Joan Armatrading reverberate confidently through her hugely impressive compositions.



Weds 13 March: Jeremy Tuplin ‘Pink Mirror’ Album Launch

The Slaughtered Lamb
34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, EC1V 0DX
Ph: 020 7253 1516
8.50 adv  BUY NOW / 10.00 door
Nearest tube Farringdon, 5 mins walk
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.15 pm sharp.



New Roots presents Jeremy Tuplin ‘Pink Mirror’ Album Launch. Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.15 pm. The venue consists of both seated and standing areas, if you’d like to ensure a seat please arrive at 7.30 pm. 

“Tuplin’s songs are more like plays or a novel… He projects sweeping stories and worlds and tackles conventional subjects with a fresh perspective.” – MUSIC MUSINGS & SUCH

Tuplin describes ‘Pink Mirror’ as a “jovial sojourn through some of human nature’s so-called dark sides. It’s a satirical look at representations of love, desire, vanity, society, the internet and more in the modern world.”  For Tuplin, the pink mirror represents the rose-tinted spectacles through which we often view our world and/or our own places within it.

The album was recorded at Marketstall Recording Studio in South Bermondsey with Mark Estall, the sound-engineer and co-producer who worked on Tuplin’s acclaimed first album, ‘I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut’.  Clash Music described ‘I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut’ as a “cosmic gem”; Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music called it “unconventional, conversational and intimate”.  Tuplin was subsequently compared to such legends as Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, Nick Drake and ‘Space Oddity’-era Bowie.  Boomtown Fair music festival hailed him as “one of the founding fathers of the lesser known genre of space-folk.”  ‘Pink Mirror’ brings it all back to earth, adding soundscapes and swells – and more guitar.

Album teaser track ‘Just Cos Ur Handsome’ was made available as a limited-edition free download through Bandcamp.  The track was described byComeHereFloyd blog as “what you want in a drizzly life that needs a dose of bright sunshine of reality.”  First single ‘Bad Lover’, released in November 2018, went down a storm, thanks no doubt to the accompanying video of Tuplin performing with a backing band of ironically-yawning hipsters.  For The Rabbits said of the track, “Jaunty guitars, group backing vocals so wonderful the Ronettes would be proud of them, and rolling basslines; it’s Jeremy Tuplin sure, but as we’ve never seen him before.”  The track went on to top many a Spotify playlist and video round-up, with Americana UK describing it as “ridiculously catchy”.



The support act on this evening will be Hannah Nicholson. Having previously performed as one half of the Manchester based psych-folk duo Bird to Beast, coupled with her extensive session work – including Maz (Snarky Puppy) and Ellie Goulding- she has now crafted her own individual musical identity: a blend of choral, electro and folk, stitched together with a thread that runs from J.S. Bach to Jane Weaver.



Weds 20 March: Basement Traditions – Lizzy Hardingham / Chris Fox

The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
8.50 adv BUY NOW / 10.00 door
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.



New Roots teams up with promoters Folk On Monday to present a new monthly night of traditional folk music in The Harrison Basement. 

Lizzy Hardingham is an up-and-coming Hertfordshire based young folk musician, winner of the Herts Songwriting competition. She plays a mixture of contemporary, traditional and original material, combining a powerful voice with delicate guitar arrangements to tell her story.



A seriously accomplished guitar player with a powerful yet expressive voice,  Chris Fox transcribes songs of the human experience in an eclectic range of styles across the folk and roots spectrum, writing and performing songs in a new roots ‘soundscape’ that encompasses a cultural whiplash of trad & contemporary folk, Americana, country, and blues.



Thurs 21st March: Genevieve Dawson (full band show) with support from Georgia Duncan

The Green Note
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
10.00 adv BUY NOW / 12.00 Door
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk
Doors open 7.00 pm
Music from 8.15 pm sharp.



Doors open 7.00 pm, music from 8.15 pm. The venue is comprised of both seated and standing areas- please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Genevieve Dawson is a singer-songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. Bringing together a frank lyrical style with a wonderfully rich and soulful tone, her sophisticated sound, supported by a superbly accomplished five piece band of keys, horns, bass and drums, pulls influence from jazz and folk in equal measure. She has recently completed studies in composition at Goldsmiths University of London, following in the footsteps of James Blake and Rosie Lowe, amongst many other esteemed alumni.

‘[She] blends folk-roots with spicy infusions of off-kilter improvisation and ambitiously ambiguous harmony. Genevieve’s take is not unlike that of Hejira-era Joni Mitchell- her songwriting knows no upper bounds….see her and her band at any opportunity you get’.  Bittersweet Symphonies.



That’s all from New Roots for now if there’s anything more you’d like to know please drop me an email to Cheers! Rory.


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