New Roots Weekly Newsletter- Weds 13 March March to Fri 29 March

Great New Roots Gigs On The Way!!  Weds 13 March to Fri 29 March- Tickets, Details, Videos…


Hi folks- New Roots has five fantastic gigs for you between now and the end of March. First up is Jeremy Tuplin‘s full band “Pink Mirror‘ album launch at the brilliant Slaughtered Lamb, with double support from Hannah Nicholson and Gus White. On Weds March 20 we’re at The Harrison with Folk On Monday for a double bill of straight-ahead acoustic folk & roots from Lizzie Hardingham and Chris Fox, and on Thurs 21 March the superb Genevieve Dawson brings her full band to the Green Note for an headline show, with support from Georgia Duncan (Sisika). On Sat 23 March we’re back at the Slaughtered Lamb for a double-bill of Celtic infused contemporary folk rock from Anglo-Irish four-piece Ranagri and the very fine UK troubadour Steve Dagleish. We finish the month back at The Harrison with a now-sold-out launch for Lucy Kitt‘s wonderful ‘Stand By‘ album. We’ve all this and lots more for April & May up now on the New Roots website- click the link below for ticket links, articles, artist videos and more……dive in!


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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, withAmericana UK describing it as “ridiculously catchy”.



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 GouldingHannah Nicholson has now crafted her own individual musical identity: a blend of choral, electro and folk, stitched together with a thread that runs from the ancient to the modern.



Growing up in a small village in Wiltshire, Gus White began his career as a choirboy, discovering his passion for music at an early age. He studied Sonic Arts at Queen’s University Belfast and Popular Music at Goldsmiths University of London. He has been greatly influenced by folk artists such as Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, and by the countryside in which he grew up, contributing to his particularly English and pastoral sound.



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.



Sat 23 March: Ranagri / Steve Dagleish

The Slaughtered Lamb
34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, EC1V 0DX
Ph: 020 7253 1516
10.00 adv  BUY NOW / 12.00 door
Nearest tube Farringdon, 5 mins walk
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.15 pm sharp.



Doors open 7.30 pm. Steve Dagleish onstage at 8.00 pm. Ranagri onstage at 9.00 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon, 6 minutes walk. Please note the venue consists of both seated and standing areas- to ensure a seat please arrive early.

Ranagri produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling combined with their own unique take on old and new folk songs. The London based band are a combination of Irish and English musicians; Dónal Rogers (Vocals/Guitar), Eliza Marshall (Flutes/ Whistles), Ellie Turner (Electric Harp) and Joe Danks (Bodhrán/Guitar).
Securing a record deal with Grammy Award Winning Record Label ‘Stockfisch’, the band recorded the highly acclaimed ‘Fort of the Hare‘ in 2014- that year saw them also also publish the book ‘Song Folk Art’ through Robinswood Press, released with the accompanying album ‘Tradition’.

Since 2014 Ranagri have  released their second album ‘Voices’ (2016) with Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth, and toured extensively with Justin Currie (Del Amitri). Festival performances include Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Lyme Folk Weekend, Stourbridge, Trinity, Bloom and Purbeck Folk Festivals. No strangers to large venues, Ranagri have performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Fairfield Halls, The Union Chapel, Buxton Opera House to name a few. Combining their love for world music, they collaborated with elite Indian musicians Kuljit Bhamra OBE, Sanjay Guha, M Balachander and members of Britten Sinfonia at The Bhavan Centre, London.

“Ranagri … stunning, dazzling, remarkable…’ Tim Carroll, FolkWorlds

“You’re unlikely to hear anything more irresistible and more folky this year”. Mike Ainscoe, Louder Than War

Album of the Week: “Ranagri – both on the new album ‘Voices’ and on the stage – are a band that deliver a great sound. If they’re not playing near you, buy the album, if they are – buy the album and go see”. Neil King, Fatea Magazine

“Creating a trademark sound that’s becoming ever more familiar as they continue to make waves on the UK and European folk scene”. Folk Radio UK



The quintessential folkie, Steve Dagleish’s style follows a long line of great British singer-songwriters, from Roy Harper to John Martyn. His beautifully compassionate songs range from the personal to the political, always sung with searing honesty and told with a razor-sharp focus on the things that truly matter. He plays this evening accompanied by Ben Richardson on additional guitar and Carolyne Locher on backing vocals.

“Steve Dagleish is a wonderful, engaging performer who combines all the skills of the best singer songwriters.” Trevor Lloyd Songwriters Circle Radio Show, 10 Radio

“There was a time when I’d say that a big label should snap him up but in the current climate I’d say he was doing well enough by himself.” Dai Jeffries

“The essential ‘man with guitar’ album will never go out of style, it’s just that some do it so much better than others. To hear how it should be done listen to ‘Yours for Eternity’ from Steve Dagleish.” Tim Carroll FolkWords


Fri 29 March SOLD OUT : Lucy Kitt ‘ Stand By’ Album Launch

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



Please note- this event has now sold out, entrance will be for advance ticket holders only.

A consummate songwriter and superbly accomplished folk player and singer, Lucy Kitt’s creative soul looks west across the Atlantic. Taking inspiration from the classic 70’s folk rock of Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, Lucy’s signature sound evokes LA’s legendary Laurel Canyon at its height- her superbly crafted songwriting shows a crystal clear vision, with rock solid foundations strong enough to take such heavyweight references.

Lucy has supported a host of musical talent over the last few years, including Cara Dillon, Turin Brakes, The Unthanks, Pete Molinari and Nick Mulvey. Major UK festival slots have included Cambridge Folk Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, and Lounge on the Farm, and she featured on 2017’a highly prestigious Glastonbury Acoustic Stage. Tours of Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, and California, along with successful internet TV sessions for ‘Mahogany’, ‘The Preservation Room’, ‘Balcony TV’ and ‘On’t Sofa’ have brought her to the attention of many – she’s notched up an impressive 90.000 plays on Soundcloud. That’s set to increase to even greater numbers with the release on March 22nd of her eagerly anticipated ‘Stand By’ debut album.



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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