Thurs 15 June: Moss Clarkson with support from Hannah Lurati

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF. Ph 020 7278 3966. £7.00 adv BUY NOW/ £8.00 door. Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk.

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Trevor Moss met Tom Clarkson at the legendary acoustic club, The Lantern Society, in Hastings in January 2017.
Trevor Moss has spent the last ten years performing as a duo with his wife Hannah-Lou, releasing four albums working with producers such as Ethan Johns, Richard Causon and Dan Carey. He has toured the world and supported acts such as Tori Amos, Ron Sexsmith, Damon Albarn and Loudon Wainwright, performing everywhere from The Royal Albert Hall to the Ryman Auditorium and festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Green Man.

Tom Clarkson is an esteemed musician, having studied and performed extensively in all forms of music from folk to jazz to opera. He also records and releases under his own name.

The pair have come together to form Moss Clarkson and are quickly forging a reputation as an exciting and original folk act.

Singer songwriter Hannah Lurati has spent the past ten years writing and performing as part of duo Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou. Releasing four albums, working with producers such as Ethan Johns, Richard Causon and Dan Carey she has toured all over the world, from working men’s clubs to tin churches, to the Royal Albert Hall and the Ryman Auditorium. She is currently working on her debut solo album.

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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Sat 3rd June: Sean Hayes plus special guest support.

The Lexington 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB  Ph 020 7837 5371

Doors open 7.30 pm Nearest tube Angel, 6 minutes walk.

Tickets £12.00 BUY NOW

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New Roots presents a unique chance to see Sean Hayes play his only UK show in 2017.

In his twenty year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Sean Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He’s duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and has been heavily synced on TV and mainstream cinema . Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the San Fransico Weekly puts it, “succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour’s cool.”  A jewel in the crown of American contemporary folk in the place where southern soul and country meet, ploughing deep into the roots of Americana, that’s where you’ll find Sean Hayes.

Website: http://www.SeanHayesMusic.com/

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Thurs 18th May: Leonie Evans/ Robert Chaney

The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN

Tickets £9.00 advance BUY NOW  Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk.  Doors open 7.00 pm.

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Leonie Evans began performing at the age of 5 and has never stopped….Her never ending tour has brought her to the furthest reaches of Britain, Europe, Japan & the USA. What sets Leonie Evans her apart from just a discography and list of tour dates are the countless guest vocals, collaborations, performances in the streets and jazz clubs of New Orleans, London, Bristol, spontaneous jams at parties and festivals and, perhaps most precious of all, the sprawling web of connections growing between Leonie and her ever-expanding family of musical sisters and brothers.

Her output to date has included two exquisite albums of dreamy, jazzy, unclassifiable song craft as part of the Bristol-based quartet Rae, a series of limited edition solo CDs, and a just-released, ecstatically received album ‘Collaborations Volume 1’, recorded in nine different locations and featuring thirty four guest musicians. Artists featured include Riognach Connolly (The Breath/ Honeyfeet), Brooke Sharkey, Liam Magill (Syd Arthur), Low Chimes and Adam Beattie. She will be playing as a trio for tonight’s performance.

“Like nothing else I’ve ever heard in my life, I was just blown away by her” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 2016

“Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans’ slinky, supple vocal…One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take” Prog Magazine


WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Leonieevansmusic

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 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 recently released debut album ‘Cracked Picture Frames’ garnered high praise in the music press, with Folk Radio UK making it their featured album of the month.

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

 

 

WEBSITE: http://www.robertchaney.net/

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 deserve- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of social media 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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Thurs 25 May: Ferris & Sylvester Single Launch

The Harrison 28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF

Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm. Nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk.
Tickets £7.00 adv BUY NOW/ / £8.00 door

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In early 2016 London based duo Ferris & Sylvester‘s alt-country tinged fine harmony and superbly crafted songwriting caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul McCartney/ The Verve/ Beth Orton). He invited them to to record at his studio in Spain, where they recorded their soon to be released debut EP, ‘Save Yourself’. Greenwich Village 1966 is a clear reference in their instantly catchy folk sound, from the Lovin’ Spoonful to Mamas & Papas, with contemporary nods to the likes of Laura Marling and Conor Oberst completing the picture. Stardom awaits, see them here first!

Website: http://ferrisandsylvester.co.uk/

Dariush Kanani has studied guitar with fingerpicking guitar legends Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn and supported Grossman by his request on his sell out tour of the UK last year. He has also played frequently alongside British guitar giant Wizz Jones and recently appeared at a special tribute concert for the late John Renbourn at Cecil Sharp House in London alongside Jacqui McShee, Ralph McTell, Bernard Butler,Graham Coxon and more.

Kanani’s powerhouse, percussive, ‘back slap’ guitar technique and solid grooves bring to mind a young John Martyn- this combines with a delivery and melodic sensibility that evoke shades of John Mayer, Paul Simon and James Taylor to make for a deeply soulful sound. A consummate musician, his songs skilfully combine pop, folk, soul and jazz to make for a style that is truly his own.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/dariushkananimusic

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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Weds 10th May: The Little Unsaid/ Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Rd, Islington, N1 8LN

Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm
Nearest tube Angel, 6 mins walk.
Tickets £8.50 adv BUY NOW/ £10.00 door

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Please note the venue consists of both seating and standing areas- you will need to arrive at 7.30 pm in order to ensure a seat. Music begins at 8.00 pm.

Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators,The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.’ Led by Yorkshire-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott, the band have just completed their forthcoming album, Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras,recorded with Radiohead engineer and acclaimed film score producer Graeme Stewart.

With a rigorous work ethic and a genre-spanning approach to songwriting that embraces elements of electronica, folk, jazz and alt-rock, it’s no surprise that Elliott and the band have attracted the attention of the Steve Reid Foundation,formed in honour of the ground-breaking Miles Davis and Fela Kuti drummer. Working with a diverse range of mentors through the foundation’s award programme, including Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and FourTet, the band are embarking on an album launch tour in the UK this spring, culminating in a return to major festivals throughout the summer. It’s here on the live circuit that the band have steadily built their reputation for creating electric,emotionally-charged performances, and this remains where their hunger lies.

One of the must-see rising live acts of 2017.’Entrancing songwriting…deeply atmospheric’ –ClashMagazine

Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’ –Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2‘

‘An enigmatic and unique talent’ -Birmingham Wire

Website : http://www.thelittleunsaid.com/

 

 

Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in The Roots Union alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC’s ‘Late Junction’ on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic.

Upright bass player Lukas Drinkwater is in heavy demand as a performer and session musician having performed and recorded with a catalogue of acclaimed artists. Rock’n’Reel magazine describe their sound together as ‘inventive and thrilling‘, R2 magazine have recently included them on their covermount cd, and the duo have been featured on Tom Robinson’s 6Music show and Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 folk show.

‘Inventive and thrilling’ R2: Rock n Reel

‘Definitely one to watch out for’ Late Junction .BBC Radio 3

‘Stand out new folk… superb.. excellent’ Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6

Website: http://www.tobiasbenjacob.com/

 

 

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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Sat 5th May: MG Boulter/ Chris Brambley/ Daniel Ferguson

The Harrison,  28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF. Doors open 7.30 pm

Ph (0) 207 278 3966

Nearest tube Kings Cross 6 mins walk

Tickets £8.50 adv BUY NOW/ £10.00 door

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M G Boulter is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. Releasing his debut album in Spring 2012 under the name The Whispering Pines, Boulter has been an integral member of leading UK Americana band The Lucky Strikes since 2007, starting out on bass before switching to guitar and vocals, as well as penning much of their material. Since accompanying Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) on various dates including a prestigious Green Man Festival headline set in 2011, Matthew has become a full member of The Simone Felice Band, touring the US and UK, also opening shows as solo performer. As a much sought after pedal steel and guitar player he has also worked with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Mumford & Sons, and is currently touring in Emily Portman’s Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code.

“Gorgeous, in a word” ★ ★ ★ ★ Uncut

“Highly Recommended” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Independent on Sunday

“Lovely.. ” ★ ★ ★ ★ Mojo

“Brings freshness to songwriting” ★ ★ ★ ★ Telegraph

“The best of 2016, no contest” ★ ★ ★ ★ The Morning Star

Website: http://mgboulter.co.uk/

 

 

Chris Brambley’s haunting, graceful songs are rooted in the folk tradition. With a clear nod to the folk revival styles of Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Davy Graham, they’re at the same time wholly contemporary interpretations of the genre. His newly released ‘Aperture E.P’ shares common ground with such modern day alt- folk luminaries as Fionn Regan and Nick Mulvey.

 

 

We start the night with an opening set from Daniel Ferguson. One half of New Roots favourites Young Causeway, Dan has recently launched a solo project.

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Thurs 20th April: The Nightjar/ Nina Harries

Green Note, Camden NW7 1AN.

Tickets £8.50 adv BUY NOW, £10 door.

Doors open 7.00 pm. Nearest tube Camden, 3 mins walk.

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Originally conceived as a close-harmony vocal trio, a collaboration with South London producer Kams brought The Nightjar to the attention of Boiler Room’s Joe Muggs. The ensuing Boiler Room debut went viral, and brought their 2015 ‘The Nightjar’ EP plaudits from nearly 70,000 underground music fans, as well as the accolade of airplay on Radio 3’s Late Junction.

A successful crowd-funding campaign convinced them of the existence of an audience for their dream-like, ethereal songs of hope, loss and disaster and, in the autumn of 2015, The Nightjar relocated to a farmhouse in rural Portugal to begin their first full-length offering.

2016 tours of France, Germany and the UK saw audiences brought to a stand-still by the raw intensity of their performance, bringing them a reputation as a must-see live band. Drawing influence from the lo-fi wooze of Grouper, the stark and poignant balladry of Diane Cluck and the deft compositions of Colleen, The Nightjar use close-harmonies, tight-interlocking guitars, deep bass and an intense lead vocal to paint fragile, haunting landscapes.

Nina Harries is a solo double-bassist and songwriter, and graduate of the prestigious Royal College of Music. A virtuosic player, possessed of a stunningly powerful singing voice, her intense perfromance style and strikingly unique songs mark her out as a singularly original talent. She recently performed at Glastonbury and the Time Out Rising Stars Showcase 2017.

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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Thurs 6th April: Will Pound & Eddy Jay

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF

Two sets, 8.30 pm – 9.10 pm / 9.30 pm – 10.10 pm
Doors open 7.30 pm, Tickets £10.00 BUY NOW
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 minutes walk.

The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument.
Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre- a three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015) and has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers.


Eddy Jay is a master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. Career highlights include his key role in the arrangement of the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter’ (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway (NY), and performances with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May. He has created his own version of Prokofiev’s classic ‘Peter and the Wolf’, and arranged a show based on the life and work of Edith Piaf- both productions have toured the UK and beyond.

‘A musical exaltation’ – Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3/World On 3

‘A dynamic set of ear-expanding tunes’ – The Independent

‘Staggeringly brilliant’ – Folk Radio UK

‘Amazing, wonderful music! Two lads on fire’ – Mike Harding

‘We live in an age where there is so much new music constantly at our fingertips it makes it hard for anything to seem really unique, innovative or surprising. But the exhilarating sound of Will Pound’s harmonica teaming with Eddy Jay’s masterful accordion playing is just that’ – NARC Magazine

‘Feverishly wonderful – absolutely stunning stuff. Will is a genius of global proportions‘ – Phil Brown, BBC Lancashire

‘Wow – that sounds phenomenal doesn’t it? Will is one of the most outstanding instrumentalists in the country today and he’s teamed up with an inspiring accordionist – Bruce Macgregor, BBC Scotland

‘Tremendous stuff – sparks are certainly flying here! – Frank Hennessy, BBC Wales

‘Technically amazing, skilfully astounding, Ignite is the most startlingly original album. You’re going to love it- no discussion, no debate! – Folkwords

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Weds 12th April: Whiskey Moonface/ 58˚North/ Garance Louis

The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, EC1V 0DX

Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Farringdon, 6 mins walk..

Tickets £8.50 adv BUY NOW / £10 door

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To describe Whiskey Moonface as an alternative folk group doesn’t even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they’re led by the superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both ear-to-ear-grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque/ chamber folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk music to make for a superbly realised, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound. There is simply no-one in the UK making music like Whiskey Moonface.

58° North is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK’s most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK’s finest folk musicians-Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front..

After many evenings spent learning each other’s playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels.

Garance Louis; extrovert, eccentric composer, singer, accordionist from Perpignan, and stalwart of the brilliant East London roots scene that includes Whiskey Moonface, Adam Beattie and Brooke Sharkey. Blending Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting, this brilliant artist finds an exhileratingly original way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her band The Mitochondries.

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 that reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances. 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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Weds 12th April: Whiskey Moonface/ 58˚North/ Garance Louis

 

The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, EC1V 0DX

Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Farringdon, 6 mins walk..

Tickets £8.50 adv BUY NOW / £10 door

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To describe Whiskey Moonface as an alternative folk group doesn’t even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they’re led by the superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both ear-to-ear-grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque/ chamber folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk music to make for a superbly realised, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound. There is simply no-one in the UK making music like Whiskey Moonface.

58° North is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK’s most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK’s finest folk musicians-Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front..

After many evenings spent learning each other’s playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels.

Garance Louis; extrovert, eccentric composer, singer, accordionist from Perpignan, and stalwart of the brilliant East London roots scene that includes Whiskey Moonface, Adam Beattie and Brooke Sharkey. Blending Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting, this brilliant artist finds an exhileratingly original way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her band The Mitochondries.

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 that reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances. 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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