‘Beth has a voice of rare beauty; dynamic, vibrant, sultry and, at times, pulsating”…” The Outsider is an album to be relished, the aural delights proffered are plentiful and compelling, with a mark of individuality that is refreshing” FATEA MAGAZINE / “haunting and compelling” BLUES IN BRITAIN
The Betsey Trotwood, (Upstairs Venue)
56 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3BL
Ph: 020 7253 4285
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.
New Roots presents Ma Polaine’s Great Decline at the Betsey Trotwood (upstairs venue). The band will play two sets, with a 30 minute interval.
Described as “like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session”, or “a moody Mary Margaret O’Hara” (fRoots Magazine), blues and roots duo Ma Polaine’s Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and startlingly original act. From the very beginning Beth Packer and Clinton Hough sought to keep their song-writing influences open, and have cultivated a sound rich with otherworldly oddness, sparsity and a subtle quality that is uniquely their own.
Their most recent album, 2018’s ‘The Outsider’, has had wide-spread radio play, including notable outings on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 show, Verity Sharp’s Late Junction on BBC Radio 2 & 3, and was the subject of a feature on the band in the hugely respected fRoots magazine..
2016’s EP release Small Town Talk gained rave media reviews, building on 2015’s nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards for the album “Got Me Out Of Hell”. The album also won the duo a Reveal Records ‘Emerging Act’ competition, and earned an international song-writing semi-final spot for their song ‘Suffer It Well’ from their 2013 EP of the same name.
Throughout 2019 & 2020 Ma Polaine’s Great Decline have toured the country, taking in the best of the UK’s folk & roots venues, and have enjoyed a busy festival season, including shows at the prestigious Green Man and Purbeck Valley Folk Festivals.
“…a record of profound maturity”…” Beth has a voice of rare beauty; dynamic, vibrant, sultry and, at times, pulsating”…” The Outsider is an album to be relished, the aural delights proffered are plentiful and compelling, with a mark of individuality that is refreshing” FATEA MAGAZINE
“haunting and compelling” BLUES IN BRITAIN
“The Outsider is a series of continuing brilliance to which cannot be contained or pigeon holed”. LIVERPOOL SOUND & VISION