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New Roots Weekly Newsletter- Thurs 20 June to Thurs 4 July

Great new gigs on the way! Thurs 20 June to Thurs 4 July- tickets, details, videos…

 

 

Hi folks- there’s so much great live music on the way over the next fortnight! On Thursday 20th Findlay Brown returns to the Green Note for a rare UK performance- don’t miss the man The Guardian calls ‘a master songwriter’, with support from the brilliant Our Man In The Field. Saturday the 22nd is a huge day, with a free afternoon concert from Bird In The Belly at Summer By The River, Hay’s Galleria, London Bridge, and a spectacular 9 hour festival of alternative folk and contemporary roots music at the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon- The Longest Day, 20 acts, three stages, and all for a tenner…On Weds 26 June Genevieve Dawson (‘see her at any opportunity you get’ Bittersweet Symphonies) brings her full band to the Water Rats in Kings Cross, and on Friday 28th Gus White and his band (‘Warmly recommended for fans of Nick Drake, John Martyn’ Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music) take to the stage at The Harrison. We finish up with a two night residency from the wonderful Paul Mosley in The Green Note Basement, for two special performance evenings of ‘Bird Songs’, packed full of special guests. Thurs 4th July is sold out, but there are still some places left for Weds 3rd– don’t miss it! There’s lots more for July & August up on the website link below too- dive in!

 

Visit the New Roots website for all June / July/ August dates: www.newrootsevents.com
Listen to New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

Thurs 20 July: Findlay Brown with support from Our Man In The Field

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 DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.00 pm, music form 8.15 pm sharp. 

 

 

Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Findlay Brown‘s 11 year career began with his 2007 single Come Home’ from debut album ‘Separated By The Sea’ rooting him firmly in the nation’s consciousness, its chart placing landing him an appearance on the legendary Top of the Pops. Reviewing his debut, The Guardian referred to ‘Separated By The Sea’ as ‘..brilliantly melancholic, the most unlikely classic of the year’.

Brown’s sophomore release was the Bernard Butler (Suede, Duffy) produced album ”Love Will Find You’ for the iconic Verve Records, leading to a U.S. tour and a performance of his single ‘How Long’, with orchestra, on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Since moving to Copenhagen in 2013 Brown has released the 2015 collection ‘Slow Light‘, and in 2018 released the ‘Not Everything Beautiful Is Good’ collection. The disparate sounds of folk troubadours Nick Drake and Jackson C. Frank, heavyweight songwriters Harry Nilsson and Paul Simon, and avant-garde trailblazers Terry Riley and Arthur Russell float in and out of the new album’s musical landscape like ghosts.

A superb songwriter of depth and complexity, with a unique ability to combine the classic and the leftfield, Findlay Brown has a pioneering musical spirit, his career to this point taking him from his home town of York to London, on to Brooklyn in New York, and now settled in Denmark.To date he has toured and collaborated with, amongst many others, Bert Jansch, Fionn Regan, John Renbourn, Paul Weller, Brendan Benson, Bat For Lashes and Johnny Flynn.

‘a rich-voiced master songwriter’  The Guardian

“Set’s the benchmark for gorgeous troubadour folk”  MOJO

“A kaleidoscopic, nostalgic vision.”  Interview Magazine

‘Following in the footsteps of the likes of Joni Mitchell or Sarah McQuaid, Findlay Brown’s “When the Lights Go Out” is a modern folk wonder set to Celtic tuning. PopMatters

 

 

You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve heard Our Man The Field somewhere before. He records live with his band just like the best of his influences; Neil Young, Van Morrison, Credence Clearwater Revival, Ryan Adams and Wilco. His own sound is undefinable but familiar and has been compared to modern day artists such as Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Foy Vance and Joe Purdy.

 

 

Sat 22 June to Sat 31 Aug: Summer By The River- The New Roots Stage at Hay’s Galleria

Sat 22 June, 3.00 pm: Bird In The Belly : FREE CONCERT

 

 

Bird in the Belly are a hugely exciting 4-piece new-folk collective. They have spent the last year recording songs and stories rarely, if ever, recorded, in the hopes of reintroducing them back into the folk canon. The resulting debut album ‘The Crowing’ (2018) received critical acclaim, with the Sunday Express calling it “album of the year” (★★★★★).

Gig highlights include Manchester Folk Festival, Leigh Folk Festival, Tooting Folk Club and Ropetackle Arts Centre. The group are currently working on a feature length documentary about the contemporary folk scene to support ‘The Crowing’, featuring June Tabor, Frankie Armstrong, Stick in the Wheel, Ian Anderson (fRoots Editor), Lisa Knapp, Gerry Diver, Naomi Bedford, The Rails and more.

★★★★★ ‘Folk album of the year so far’  Sunday Express

★★★★ ‘Distinctively contemporary and earthy…a heady mix’  R2 Magazine

‘Stark and raw, they boldly go where few artists dare to tread’  Louder Than War

 

 

Sat 22 June: THE LONGEST DAY – An All-Day Festival of Alt-Folk & Contemporary Roots Music

The Betsey Trotwood
56 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell EC1R 3BL 

Ph: 020 7253 4285
10.00 adv BUY NOW / 12.00 door
Nearest tube Farringdon, 6 mins walk
 DIRECTIONS
Doors open 3.00 pm. Music from 4.00 pm until midnight.

 

 

New Roots and The Lantern Society present an all-day festival of the very best in UK alt-folk and contemporary roots music, featuring twenty acts over three stages at the legendary Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell. Doors will open at 3.00 pm, and the live music will go from 4.00 pm til midnight. The Betsey is a lovely music-friendly pub, full of character, and the event will take place across all of its three floors. It’s child friendly, with under 5’s welcome to come in for free. Tickets are £10.00 in advance, and £12.00 on the door.

FEATURING: IN THE BASEMENT: 11.15 PM: ROBERT CHANEY (FULL BAND SHOW) ★ 10.00 PM FORTY ELEPHANT GANG ★ 8.45 PM JACK CHESHIRE (FULL BAND SHOW) ★  7.30 PM OUR MAN IN THE FIELD ★ 6.00 PM GABI GARBUTT & THE ILLUMINATIONS ★ 5.00 PM PRIMA QUEEN  . IN THE BAR: 10.45 PM ROB CORCORAN & THE NECESSARY EVILS ★ 9.30 PM THE ORANGE CIRCUS BAND ★ 8.15 PM THE HOLLOWAY JUG BAND BAND ★ 7.00 PM GABRIEL MORENO & THE QUIVERING POETS ★ 6.00 PM  STAGG.   UPSTAIRS : 10.00 PM: LOUIS BRENNAN ★  9.15 PM: GUS WHITE ★ 8.30 PM CARA LUDLOW ★  7.45 PM ADAM BEATTIE 7.00 PM LORRAINE WOOD ★ 6.15 PM NED ROBERTS ★ 5.30 PM JACK HARRIS  ★ 4.45 PM LUCY KITT  ★ 4.00 PM  DOMINIC SILVANI

 

Weds 26 June: Genevieve Dawson (Full Band Show) with support from Lewin

The Water Rats,
328 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, WC1X 8BZ

Ph: 020 7833 3312
10.00 adv BUY NOW / 12.00 door
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.15 pm sharp.

 

 

Singer-songwriter Genevieve Dawson is originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. Growing up on Joni Mitchell and Ella Fitzgerald, she went on to study music, playing and singing in jazz and folk bands across Europe and the UK. After a period spent living in Cairo and Morocco she returned to London, completing her studies at the iconic Goldsmiths University. Bringing together a frank lyrical style with a wonderfully rich and soulful tone, Genevieve Dawson’s sophisticated sound, supported by a superbly accomplished four piece band of keys, horns, bass and drums, pulls influence from jazz and folk in equal measure.

‘ [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.

 

Fri 28 June: Gus White (Full Band Show)

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
 DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

 

Gus White offers something truly unique to the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots scene, combining his distinctive voice and considered songwriting approach with an accomplished guitar style that pays its respects to Nick Drake and John Martyn. With artfully observed lyrics, his distinctly English, pastoral sound is both timeless and contemporary. White’s finely crafted alt-folk songs are supported by fine close harmony accompaniment from singer Kristin McFadden, fleshed out by cello and clarinet. With five new tracks to be released across 2019 Gus White is very much one to watch for the future.

‘Warmly recommended for fans of Nick Drake, John Martyn… fresh minted for the 21st century’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

 

 

Weds 3 July/ Thurs 4 July* : Paul Mosley ‘Bird Songs’

(* Thurs 4 July now sold out).

The Green Note Basement
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
10.00 adv BUY NOW / 12.00 Door
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm, music form 8.00 pm sharp. 

 

 

Music from 8.00 pm. There will be two 45 minute sets with a 30 minute interval. 

‘Beautiful, intimate and effecting. Great modern folk writing!’ ★★★★ R2 Magazine

Unveiling new versions of bird-themed songs fromacross his 17 year output (and it turns out theres a LOT of them) Paul will be joined by special guests Bird Radio (flute) Anna Unwin (Cello) and singers Jack Harris, Esther Dee and Catherine Earnshaw.

‘A honeyed voice and a garage orchestra of sometimes disturbing magic realist folk pop, Excellent’ Q Magazine

Paul’s work as an in demand composer for Puppet Theatre (his latest commission for Julia The Gruffallo McDonalds Owl & The Pussycat coming toLittle Angel Theatre December 2019) has taken him away from live performance in recent years so this is a great opportunity to hear up close and personal versions of his intricate, sometimes-odd, sometimes-catchy story songs in this much loved, intimate setting.

‘Wonderful. Mercury prize Level good.’  BBC6 Music Fresh on the Net

Flamingos, Red Crows, White Crows, Black Crows, Hummingbirds, Butcher birds, Chattering Birds, Skylarks, Swans, A silent bird, a broken bird and so many still to come.
Join us for a unique night of songs that take flight.

‘I want to be him when I grow up – melodies you’ll love singing since forever!’ Josienne Clarke

 

 

Coming up in July: 

Fri 12 July: Cerian with support from Barry Locke, The Harrison, Kings Cross

“Gorgeous… fantastic… quite sensational… I’ve described her as ‘the purest voice on radio’, and she really is…” – Justine Greene (BBC Radio 2)  TICKETS & DETAILS

Thurs 18 July: The New Roots Sessions – Jack HarrisMartha Paton, Louis Brennan at The Green Note, Kings Cross TICKETS & DETAILS

‘Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.’ Anais Mitchell /  Martha Paton: We were hooked on this from first listen…a beautiful slice of country and folk-infused pop” – Folk Radio UK /  Louis Brennan: ‘.A master storyteller with a voice like rolling thunder’ GQ Magazine

Sat 27 July: Alden Patterson & Dashwood, The Harrison, Kings Cross. TICKETS AND DETAILS

★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine / ★★★★★ R2 Magazine / ★★★★ Songlines Magazine / “It’s lovely stuff” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

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

 

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Sat 28 June: Gus White (Full Band Show)

‘Warmly recommended for fans of Nick Drake, John Martyn… fresh minted for the 21st century’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

 

The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk DIRECTIONS

£7.00 adv BUY NOW / £8.50 door
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

 

 

Gus White offers something truly unique to the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots scene, combining his distinctive voice and considered songwriting approach with an accomplished guitar style that pays its respects to Nick Drake and John Martyn. With artfully observed lyrics, his distinctly English, pastoral sound is both timeless and contemporary. White’s finely crafted alt-folk songs are supported by fine close harmony accompaniment from singer Kristin McFadden, fleshed out by cello and clarinet. With five new tracks to be released across 2019 Gus White is very much one to watch for the future.

‘Warmly recommended for fans of Nick Drake, John Martyn… fresh minted for the 21st century’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

 

 

 

 

 

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June 13, 2019 · 10:23 am

New Roots Weekly Newsletter- Sat 15 June to Fri 28 June

Great New Roots Gigs On The Way!!  Sat 15 June to Fri 28 June – Tickets, Details, Videos…

 

 

Hi folks, what a spectacular run of superb live music we have between now and the end of June! This Saturday at The Harrison in Kings Cross sees a killer triple-bill with Josienne Clarke, Benedict Benjamin and Robert Chaney (last 10 tickets remaining!), and on Thursday 15th we’re at the Green Note in Camden with a rare UK show from Findlay Brown (‘ [a] master songwriter’ The Guardian), with support from Our Man In The Field. On June 22nd we have any all-day celebration of the very best in London alt-folk & contemporary roots at The Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell – twenty acts over 9 hours of music on three floors, and all for a tenner. On the 26 June Genevieve Dawson (‘see her and her band at any opportunity you get’ Bittersweet Symphonies) brings her full band to The Water Rats in Kings Cross, and on the 28th June we have Gus White and his band just around the corner in WC1 at The Harrison. All that, plus we’ve got the New Roots Stage at the lovely Hay’s Galleria in London Bridge as part of Summer By The River- there’s a free concert at 3.00 pm every Saturday afternoon between now and August 31st, it’d be great to see you down there if you’re in the area!  All details below, with lots more for July & August up at the New Roots website, dive in!

Visit the New Roots website for all June / July/ August dateswww.newrootsevents.com
Listen to New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

 

Sat 15 June to Sat 31 Aug: Summer By The River -The New Roots Stage at Hay’s Galleria

Sat 15th June, 3.00 pm: Balladeste : FREE CONCERT

 

A collaboration between Preetha Narayanan (violin) and Tara Franks (cello), string duo Balladeste explore the versatility and sound potential of just two stringed instruments.  With elements of contemporary minimalism, Indian classical music and folk, the duo create original compositions that are vibrant and experimental yet melodic and cinematic in quality – songs without words with a contemporary alt-folk twist.

“gorgeous compositions and swooning melodies with warmth and fervour that demand attention”  The Musician (Top pick album Spring 2018)

“Dazzling musicianship and transportive melodies. An utter privilege to have them on the show”   The Nest Collective – Resonance FM

 

 

Sat 15 June: Last 10 Tickets! The New Roots Sessions: Josienne Clarke / Benedict Benjamin / Robert Chaney

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
 DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

 

New Roots presents THE NEW ROOTS SESSIONS, A series of Friday and Saturday night events at the Harrison in Kings Cross featuring three superb headline solo artists on a triple-bill. Fully seated, tickets limited to 40 only- advance purchase advised.

When Josienne Clarke signed to the illustrious independent music championsRough Trade Records, its founder Geoff Travis told The Guardian that she writes, ‘songs that rearrange your internal emotional landscape… reinventing the popular song structure’. With a rare gift for poetic melancholy, Josienne’s songs have also been described as ‘extraordinary’(Mojo), ‘gently exquisite’ (The Observer) and ‘full of depth’ (The Telegraph), while the world music bible Songlines said, ’Clarke’s dark, complex imagery in the lyrics pushes the songs into rich metaphorical territory, one of the heart and of self-enquiry’. American Songwriter magazine named Josienne one of the best songwriters of 2016.

With an elegant, nuanced and emotionally affecting singing style (Cerys Matthews described her as having a voice that can ‘trickle back over centuries’) Josienne has frequently been compared to the great Sandy Denny, but present too are elements of Nina Simone and Gillian Welch; all three are important influences on her work. With several new records and theatrical productions to look forward to in 2019, Josienne Clarke remains one of the most impressive, accomplished and downright heart-breaking singers, lyricists and composers we’ve got.

 

 

Benedict Benjamin is Ben Rubinstein, formerly of The Mariner’s Childrenand Peggy Sue (Wichita Records). Benjamin is first and foremost a songwriter versed in the classic traditions of the form, capable of crafting both operatic crescendo and lullaby calm, shot through with the heartbreaking swoon of Roy Orbison, the soothing harmonies of the Everly Brothers and the honesty of Jeff Tweedy. His songs undercut the dream-like beauty of early 60s pop music with lyrics both frank and poetic.

 

 

A rising star on the London folk scene, American singer-songwriter Robert Chaney counts Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Judee Sill as influences. A remarkable songwriter with a voice to send shivers down your spine, sown deep into his songs are threads of the dusty shellac blues of the 20s and 30s, pulp noir tales of the 40s, the cable-knit folk revival of the 50s, and the French celluloid new wave of the 60s. His debut album ‘Cracked Picture Frames’ garnered high praise in the music press, with Folk Radio UK making it their featured album of the month. With his guitar as the barest of accompaniments, Chaney propels the listener through time, space, and story with a dexterity that truly sets him apart from worthy contemporaries.

‘Sharp, intelligent, thoughtful and moving’ (Folk Radio UK)

 

 

Thurs 20 June: Findlay Brown with support from Our Man In The Field

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 DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.00 pm, music form 8.15 pm sharp. 

 

 

Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Findlay Brown‘s 11 year career began with his 2007 single Come Home’ from debut album ‘Separated By The Sea’ rooting him firmly in the nation’s consciousness, its chart placing landing him an appearance on the legendary Top of the Pops. Reviewing his debut, The Guardian referred to ‘Separated By The Sea’ as ‘..brilliantly melancholic, the most unlikely classic of the year’.

Brown’s sophomore release was the Bernard Butler (Suede, Duffy) produced album ”Love Will Find You’ for the iconic Verve Records, leading to a U.S. tour and a performance of his single ‘How Long’, with orchestra, on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Since moving to Copenhagen in 2013 Brown has released the 2015 collection ‘Slow Light‘, and in 2018 released the ‘Not Everything Beautiful Is Good’ collection. The disparate sounds of folk troubadours Nick Drake and Jackson C. Frank, heavyweight songwriters Harry Nilsson and Paul Simon, and avant-garde trailblazers Terry Riley and Arthur Russell float in and out of the new album’s musical landscape like ghosts.

A superb songwriter of depth and complexity, with a unique ability to combine the classic and the leftfield, Findlay Brown has a pioneering musical spirit, his career to this point taking him from his home town of York to London, on to Brooklyn in New York, and now settled in Denmark.To date he has toured and collaborated with, amongst many others, Bert Jansch, Fionn Regan, John Renbourn, Paul Weller, Brendan Benson, Bat For Lashes and Johnny Flynn.

‘a rich-voiced master songwriter’  The Guardian

“Set’s the benchmark for gorgeous troubadour folk”  MOJO

“A kaleidoscopic, nostalgic vision.”  Interview Magazine

‘Following in the footsteps of the likes of Joni Mitchell or Sarah McQuaid, Findlay Brown’s “When the Lights Go Out” is a modern folk wonder set to Celtic tuning. PopMatters

 

 

You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve heard Our Man The Field somewhere before. He records live with his band just like the best of his influences; Neil Young, Van Morrison, Credence Clearwater Revival, Ryan Adams and Wilco. His own sound is undefinable but familiar and has been compared to modern day artists such as Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Foy Vance and Joe Purdy.

 

 

Sat 22 June to Sat 31 Aug: Summer By The River -The New Roots Stage at Hay’s Galleria

Sat 22 June, 3.00 pm: Bird In The Belly : FREE CONCERT

Bird in the Belly are a hugely exciting 4-piece new-folk collective. They have spent the last year recording songs and stories rarely, if ever, recorded, in the hopes of reintroducing them back into the folk canon. The resulting debut album ‘The Crowing’ (2018) received critical acclaim, with the Sunday Express calling it “album of the year” (★★★★★).

Gig highlights include Manchester Folk Festival, Leigh Folk Festival, Tooting Folk Club and Ropetackle Arts Centre. The group are currently working on a feature length documentary about the contemporary folk scene to support ‘The Crowing’, featuring June Tabor, Frankie Armstrong, Stick in the Wheel, Ian Anderson (fRoots Editor), Lisa Knapp, Gerry Diver, Naomi Bedford, The Rails and more.

★★★★★ ‘Folk album of the year so far’  Sunday Express

★★★★ ‘Distinctively contemporary and earthy…a heady mix’  R2 Magazine

‘Stark and raw, they boldly go where few artists dare to tread’  Louder Than War

 

 

Sat 22 June: THE LONGEST DAY – An All-Day Festival of Alt-Folk & Contemporary Roots Music. 

The Betsey Trotwood
56 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell EC1R 3BL 

Ph: 020 7253 4285
10;.00 adv BUY NOW / 12.00 door
Nearest tube Farringdon, 6 mins walk
 DIRECTIONS
Doors open 3.00 pm. Music from 4.00 pm until midnight.

 

New Roots and The Lantern Society present an all-day festival of the very best in UK alt-folk and contemporary roots music, featuring twenty acts over three stages at the legendary Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell. Doors will open at 3.00 pm, and the live music will go from 4.00 pm til midnight. The Betsey is a lovely music-friendly pub, full of character, and the event will take place across all of its three floors. It’s child friendly, with under 5’s welcome to come in for free. Tickets are £10.00 in advance, and £12.00 on the door- it’s limited to 100 places only, so advance purchase is advised!

FEATURING: ROBERT CHANEY (FULL BAND SHOW) ★ ROB CORCORAN & THE NECESSARY EVILS ★ JACK CHESHIRE (FULL BAND SHOW) ★ GABI GARBUTT & THE ILLUMINATIONS ★ ADAM BEATTIE ★ LUCY KITT ★ THE ORANGE CIRCUS BAND ★ GABRIEL MORENO & THE QUIVERING POETS ★ LORRAINE WOOD ★ FORTY ELEPHANT GANG ★ LOUIS BRENNAN ★ CARA LUDLOW ★ OUR MAN IN THE FIELD ★ JACK HARRIS ★ NED ROBERTS ★ GUS WHITE ★ THE HOLLOWAY JUG BAND ★ PRIMA QUEEN ★ DOMINIC SILVANI ★ STAGG

 

Weds 26 June: Genevieve Dawson (Full Band Show) with support from Lewin

The Water Rats,
328 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, WC1X 8BZ

Ph: 020 7833 3312
10.00 adv BUY NOW / 12.00 door
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.15 pm sharp.

 

 

Singer-songwriter Genevieve Dawson is originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. Growing up on Joni Mitchell and Ella Fitzgerald, she went on to study music, playing and singing in jazz and folk bands across Europe and the UK. After a period spent living in Cairo and Morocco she returned to London, completing her studies at the iconic Goldsmiths University. Bringing together a frank lyrical style with a wonderfully rich and soulful tone, Genevieve Dawson’s sophisticated sound, supported by a superbly accomplished four piece band of keys, horns, bass and drums, pulls influence from jazz and folk in equal measure.

‘ [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.

 

 

Fri 28 June: Gus White (Full Band Show)

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
 DIRECTIONS
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

 

Gus White offers something truly unique to the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots scene, combining his distinctive voice and considered songwriting approach with an accomplished guitar style that pays its respects to Nick Drake and John Martyn. With artfully observed lyrics, his distinctly English, pastoral sound is both timeless and contemporary. White’s finely crafted alt-folk songs are supported by fine close harmony accompaniment from singer Kristin McFadden, fleshed out by cello and clarinet. With five new tracks to be released across 2019 Gus White is very much one to watch for the future.

‘Warmly recommended for fans of Nick Drake, John Martyn… fresh minted for the 21st century’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

 

 

Coming up in July: 

 

Weds 3 JulyPaul Mosley  The Green Note Basement, Camden

‘Wonderful. Mercury Prize level good.’  BBC6music Fresh on the Net  / Beautiful, intimate and effecting. Great modern folk writing’  ★★★★  R2Magazine .TICKETS & DETAILS

Fri 12 July: Cerian with support from Barry Locke, The Harrison, Kings Cross

“Gorgeous… fantastic… quite sensational… I’ve described her as ‘the purest voice on radio’, and she really is…” – Justine Greene (BBC Radio 2)  TICKETS & DETAILS

Thurs 18 July: The New Roots Sessions – Jack HarrisMartha Paton, Louis Brennan at The Green Note, Kings Cross TICKETS & DETAILS

‘Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.’ Anais Mitchell /  Martha Paton: We were hooked on this from first listen…a beautiful slice of country and folk-infused pop” – Folk Radio UK /  Louis Brennan: ‘.A master storyteller with a voice like rolling thunder’ GQ Magazine

Sat 27 July: Alden Patterson & Dashwood, The Harrison, Kings Cross. TICKETS AND DETAILS

★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine / ★★★★★ R2 Magazine / ★★★★ Songlines Magazine / “It’s lovely stuff” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

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

 

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Sat 27 July: Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine / ★★★★★ R2 Magazine / ★★★★ Songlines Magazine

The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk DIRECTIONS

£8.50 adv BUY NOW / £10.00 door
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

 

New Roots presents  fRoots Album Of The Year Editors Choice winners and Folk By The Oak stars Alden Patterson & Dashwood.

Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.15 pm. Alden Patterson & Dashwood will play two sets with a 30 minute interval.

Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, Alden Patterson & Dashwood weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs, all the while maintaining a thoroughly contemporary cutting edge. Their debut album, Call Me Home, was fRoots 2016 Album of the Year Editor’s Choice. In 2018 they made their debut performance at the prestigious Folk by the Oak Festival, followed by a nationwide UK tour with folk legends Show of Hands. No museum pieces, A P & D feel equally at home alongside the likes of First Aid Kit and Old Crow Medicine Show as they do the stalwarts of US & UK trad folk.

“It’s lovely stuff” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine
★★★★★ R2 Magazine
★★★★ Songlines Magazine

“When we saw this Folk / Americana trio live we were completely captivated, and knew we had to bring them to Folk by the Oak and share them with our audience” Adam Slough – Folk By The Oak Festival Director

 

 

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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: www.newrootsevents.com
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Fri 12 July: Cerian with support from Barry Locke

“Gorgeous… fantastic… quite sensational… I’ve described her as ‘the purest voice on radio’, and she really is…” – Justine Greene (BBC Radio 2)

The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk DIRECTIONS

£8.50 adv BUY NOW / £10.00 door
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.

 

 

Described as “the purest voice on radio” (BBC) and selected as one of Music Republic Magazine’s “ones to watch” in 2019, London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cerian joins the dots between Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and London Grammar, weaving together soaring melodic vocals and rich harmony with poetic lyrics. Having sung with the likes of U2, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Sam Smith, Imogen Heap and Charlotte Church, she is now taking on the world with her own brand of contemporary dark ethereal folk-pop. She has released two singles to critical acclaim- her latest release “Caught in the Dark” has garnered glowing reviews and BBC Radio play, and is the title track of her debut EP, to be released later this year.

“Gorgeous… fantastic… quite sensational… I’ve described her as ‘the purest voice on radio’, and she really is… absolutely adore that.” – Justine Greene (BBC Radio 2)

“Voice of an angel.” – Music Injection

“Cerian’s heartfelt songs take listeners away on a journey… Beautiful vocals soar over intricate harp, piano and guitar pluckings, and one cannot help but feel transported by her tales of love, loss, hope and everything else in between.” –

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Green Radio

 

 

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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.

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