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Sun 5 May: Dai & the Ramblers

“I love his voice; I love the whole band.” Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) / “Absolutely gorgeous… They make a beautiful sound.” Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) / “Righteous and loose… contagious and worth spreading” Alan Cackett (Maverick)

 

The Green Note
106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
Ph 020 7485 9899
10.00 adv  BUY NOW  / 12.00 Door

Doors open 7.00 pm, music from 8.30 pm.
Nearest tube Camden, 2 mins walk

Please note. the venue consists of both seated and standing areas. To ensure a seat please arrive early. 

 

 

New Roots presents a Cajun, New Orleans, folk-soul-jazz gumbo! D&TR will play two 45 minute sets from 8.30 pm, with a thirty minute interval.

4-piece Dai & The Ramblers have recorded two critically acclaimed albums, Duw Duw and Bon Bon, crammed full of their rhythm & blues spiced brand of Cajun and New Orleans soaked soul, folk and jazz. The upright bass, guitar, piano and fiddle 4-piece have a serious pedigree- between them they’ve played with Paul McCartmey, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Richard Thompson, Bob Geldof, Loudon Wainwright and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Wonderful musicianship matched to superb songwriting from Dai Price makes for a set of songs that feel instantly familiar, like classics that have been around forever. Dai & The Rambers ooze class; brilliant musicians, brilliant songs, brilliantly played.

“I love his voice; I love the whole band.” Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South)

“Absolutely gorgeous… They make a beautiful sound.” Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

“Righteous and loose… contagious and worth spreading” Alan Cackett (Maverick)

“A joyous romp… will raise your spirits and gladden your heart” Michael Farley (Americana UK)

 

 

 

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Weds 5 June: Three Cane Whale

★★★★★ fRoots Magazine / ★★★★ The Guardian / ★★★★ The Independent On Sunday / ★★★★The Telegraph / ★★★★ The Mail On Sunday / ★★★★ The Financial Times / ★★★★ The Irish Times / ★★★★ Songlines

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.

Please note, the venue consists of both seated and standing areas. To ensure a seat please arrive by 7.30 pm.

 

 

Three Cane Whale is a multi-instrumental acoustic chamber-folk trio based in Bristol, UK. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, uplifting and elegiac in equal measure, their music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer).

Expect a stage strewn with upwards of 15 instruments (some familiar, such as trumpet, mandolin, & acoustic guitar; some beguilingly unusual, including the eerie bowed psaltery & a late-Victorian Scottish acoustic keyboard called the Dulcitone), allowing for some striking multiple instrumental combinations and an overall soundworld unlike any other.

The band’s eponymous debut album was recorded live in an eighteenth-century Bristol church, and chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her ‘Top Five Modern Folk Albums’ (Sunday Telegraph). Second album Holts and Hovers was recorded in 20 different locations, including churches, chapels, a greenwood barn, an allotment shed, the top of a Welsh waterfall, and the underside of a Bristol flyover. It was fRoots Editor’s Choice Album Of The Year 2013, one of the ‘Hidden Gems Of 2013’ in The Observer, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine’s ’20 Essential Folk Albums’.

2016’s “Palimpsest” album was recorded in Real World Studios in Wiltshire, with Adrian Utley from the band Portishead producing, and artwork by Dorset’s Little Toller press (best-known for their gorgeous editions of old and new nature writing classics). “Palimpsest” received 4-star reviews in The Guardian, The Independent On Sunday, The FT, The Irish Times, The Mail On Sunday, Songlines, and The Telegraph, and was a 5-star Playlist Choice in fRoots.

At the end of 2016, “Three Cane Whale: Live At The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill” was chosen as the inaugural release on Kelston Records, and described as ” a fantastic release” on BBC Radio 3‘s Record Review. In 2017, the band collaborated with 13 filmmakers and visual artists on short films to accompany live performances, and toured the project throughout the UK.

Three Cane Whale are:
Alex Vann – mandolin, bowed psaltery, zither, bouzouki, tenor banjo, hammered dulcimer
Pete Judge – trumpet, cornet, tenor horn, harmonium, dulcitone, lyre, chimes, glockenspiels
Paul Bradley – acoustic guitar, miniature harp

 

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New Roots Weekly Newsletter- Sat 13 April to Fri 26 April

Great New Roots Gigs On The Way!!  Sat 13 April to Fri 26 April- Tickets, Details, Videos…

 

 

Hi folks- there are four great New Roots gigs for you on the way over the next fortnight! This Sat 13th we’re at the Harrison for Ned Roberts‘ first headline gig of the year (★★★★ The Guardian, ‘one to get really excited about’ Lauren Laverne), with support from the brilliant Our Man In The Field. On 17 April HEARD Collective take over the Green Note, with performances from four fantastic artists- Daisy Chute, Cerian, Martha Paton and Elisabeth Flett. We stay in the Green Note on Thursday 18th for the undefinable, incomparable, incredible Whiskey Moonface– tickets are almost gone for this one, don’t miss the perfect band in the perfect setting…Finally, we return to The Harrison on Friday 26 April for the splendid double bill that is Ady Johnson (trio) (★★★★★, RnR Magazine) and Noah & The Whale founding member Matt Owens (duo). All details and ticket links below- dive in!

Listen to New Roots Radio HERE

 

Sat 13 April: Ned Roberts with support from Our Man In The Field

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.

 

 

Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.15 pm sharp. Nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk.

Signed to the Green Note affiliated Aveline label (home to Ruth Theodoreand Ani Di Franco) Ned Roberts was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership.

The first single culled from these sessions was “Red Sun”, which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, and BBC Radio Scotland. On the heels of this came the single “Blues #6”, featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris’ Radio 2 show soon followed.

No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell,and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delinesand Sarabeth Tucek. He has also toured extensively in Europe and the West Coast of the US.

‘Absolutely gorgeous stuff…one to really get excited about’ – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

‘A warm treat…his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin‘ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘…a beautiful record’ – Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music

‘so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning’. 8/10 – UNCUT

‘An understated gem’ – The Independent on Sunday

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Weds 17 April: HEARD Collective featuring Daisy Chute, Cerian, Martha Paton, Elisabeth Flett

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.

HEARD Collective promote and support women in music, putting on all-female line-ups as they try to redress the balance of under-representation. For this special event HC present a showcase of four brilliant female songwriters and artists: Daisy Chute, Martha Paton , Elisabeth Flett, and Cerian.

Award-winning artist Daisy Chute is a folk songstress, multi-instrumentalist and regular on the London music scene. Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical group All Angels, she is currently working on her début album of original songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey). She is mentored by songwriting rock royalty Ray Davies (The Kinks) and is one of Paul Sexton‘s ‘top music tips’ for 2018, with comparisons to Laura Marling, Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell’ (BBC Radio Kent).

 

 

London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cerian has been described as “the purest voice on radio” (BBC) and selected as one of Music Republic Magazine’s “ones to watch” in 2019. Across her career to date she has sung with U2, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Sam Smith, Imogen Heap and Charlotte Church amongst others, and is now taking on the world with her own brand of contemporary, ethereal, folk-pop. Classically trained in voice, harp, piano and guitar, she has been described as a cross between Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and London Grammar, weaving together soaring melodic vocals and rich harmony with poetic lyrics.

 

 

Martha Paton is a South London-based singer and writer of chocolate-box songs about the city, suburbia, and how doomed we all are. Born in Hampshire and raised on the pop excesses of the 90s and early 00s, she now specialises in folk and country-infused pop that takes its cues from Laura Marling, Regina Spektor, Margo Price and First Aid Kit.

 

 

Winner of the 2015 Cecil Sharp House Fiddle Championship, Elisabeth Flett is a Scottish multi-instrumentalist, theatre maker and writer. As well as performing as a solo artist, Elisabeth is currently a member of London-based folk trio Solasta, (Guardian Folk Album of the Month September 2018), folk duo Shamblestone (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards Semi-Finalists 2017), and medieval folk ensemble Joglaresa.

 

 

 

Thurs 18 April: Whiskey Moonface

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

 

 

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 (Dakota Jim), accordion (Louisa Jones) and clarinet (Ewan Bleach), they’re led by Jones’ superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics. Capable of being both ear-to-ear-grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of  old-time New Orleans jazz, Eastern Europe folk music, the baroque/ chamber folk styles of the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and the bacchanalian spirit of Tom Waits with their own unique take on contemporary roots 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.

 

 

 

Fri 26 April: Ady Johnson (trio) / Matt Owens (duo)

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 8.15 pm sharp.

 

 

Ady Johnson has shared the stage with the likes of Willy Mason and Ben Howard and recently completed his third tour supporting Ivor Novello Award-winning Scott Matthews. His accomplished, finely crafted style filters the distinctly English tones of Ray Davies and Steve Marriot through a classic, soulful acoustic folk style. His recent release ‘London Songs‘, was recorded with Mercury nominated/BBC award-winning producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson) and brings together the soulful delivery and intimacy of Ady’s live performances. Ady will be joined by John Parker, double bassist in chart topping combo Nizlopi, and multi-instrumentalist stalwart Toby Bull.

“He’s damn good live!” Tom Robinson – BBC Radio 6 Music

“One of the UK’s most inventive songwriters” Stephen Foser – BBC Radio Suffolk.

***** “What a delight this album is!” RnR Magazine

“…might well be the first contender for album of the year…deserves to be massive.” 9/10 Press Association

 

 

British singer-songwriter and musician Matt Owens came to prominence as one of the founder members of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale, and went on to front rock’n’roll band Little Mammoths.

Matt’s Debut solo album, ‘Whiskey and Orchids,’ came out on January 11th, and was recorded by Nigel Stonier (Joan Baez/ Waterboys). Matt was joined on the record by Michael Blair (Tom Waits/ Elvis costello), Thea Gilmore, Carleigh Aikins (Bahamas), Adrian Gautrey, Boss Caine and Robert Vincent.

 

 

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 18 May: THE NEW ROOTS SESSIONS- Samantha Whates / MG Boulter / Genevieve Dawson

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.

 

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

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

 

 

Scottish singer-songwriter and Rough Trade Records recording artist Samantha Whates is a hugely respected figure on the London roots scene. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. She recently formed new Rough Trade Records signings Picapica with her long time friend and collaborator Josienne Clarke, winner of the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. Her debut album Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days has been enjoyed both critical acclaim and extensive radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM).

 

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, Boulter 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, 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

 

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 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 at any opportunity you get’ Bittersweet Symphonies.

 

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Mon 20 May- TURYA ‘Echo’ Ep Launch

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.

PLEASE NOTE, THE VENUE CONSISTS OF BOTH SEATED AND STANDING AREAS. TO ENSURE A SEAT PLEASE ARRIVE BY 7.30 PM.

 

 

Nicki Wells, the exceptionally gifted singer and songwriter behind TURYA, takes inspiration from Indian classical music, which she studied throughout her teenage years in India. The name comes from Turiya, a Sanskrit word, meaning a state of pure consciousness, the silence experienced after sound. This influence is evident throughout her Nitin Sawhney produced debut album ‘Ocean’, and her brand new ‘Echo’ EP. TURYA’s uniquely original sound fuses elements of Western folk, roots and pop with classical Indian foundations.

 

 

 

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Thurs 18 April: Whiskey Moonface (Two Sets)

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.

PLEASE NOTE- THE VENUE CONSISTS OF SEATED AND STANDING AREAS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENSURE A SEAT PLEASE ARRIVE BY 7.00 PM.

 

 

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 (Dakota Jim), accordion (Louisa Jones) and clarinet (Ewan Bleach), they’re led by Jones’ superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics. Capable of being both ear-to-ear-grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of old-time New Orleans jazz, Eastern Europe folk music, the baroque/ chamber folk styles of the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and the bacchanalian spirit of Tom Waits with their own unique take on contemporary roots 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.

 

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Thurs 16 May: James Riley plus support

‘[James Riley is] awesome….. like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions’ Laura Marling / ‘One of my highlights of the year’ Verity Sharp, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3

 

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.

 

 

Anglo-American and raised in London, singer-songwriter James Riley followed his roots back to Nashville in 2015, where he met Grammy-winning producer Matthew Odmark. The result is the brilliant debut album Transatlantica, brimming with urgent, unguarded honesty.

Rileys distinctive contemporary roots music walks a fine line between timeless songcraft and soulful, modern vibrancy, all delivered with a strikingly candid folk voice. Since returning to the UK, James has been building towards the release of the Transatlantica album; putting out teaser singles, creating cinematic music videos, and performing at a slew of live shows and festivals. Highlights include Glastonbury, Wilderness, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and Maverick – and heads have begun turning.

The past 18 months have seen James nominated for 4 UK music awards, national TV and radio coverage, and international tours on both sides of the Atlantic. The start of 2019 marks the threshold of an exciting new chapter for this transatlantic songsmith, and a long-awaited opportunity to share with the world the fruits of a hard-won musical journey. James Riley is an artist ready to hit his stride over the next twelve months.

‘[James Riley is] awesome….. like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions’ Laura Marling

‘One of my highlights of the year’ Verity Sharp, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3

 

 

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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!

 

Listen to New Roots Radio HERE

 

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 Folking.com

“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 newrootsevents@gmail.com. Cheers! Rory.

 

 

 

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Sat 13 April: Ned Roberts with support from Our Man In The Field

‘..one to really get excited about’ – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music / ★★★★ The Guardian / ‘..so gifted, stunning’ UNCUT 

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.

 

 

Signed to the Green Note affiliated Aveline label (home to Ruth Theodore and Ani Di Franco) Ned Roberts was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership.

The first single culled from these sessions was “Red Sun”, which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single “Blues #6”, featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob HarrisRadio 2 show soon followed.

No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell, and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. He has also toured the West Coast of the US, embarked on a 14-date tour of Germany, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy.

‘Absolutely gorgeous stuff…one to really get excited about’ – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

‘A warm treat…his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin‘ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘…a beautiful record’ – Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music

‘so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning’. 8/10 – UNCUT

‘An understated gem’ – The Independent on Sunday

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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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 newrootsevents@gmail.com. Cheers! Rory.

 

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