An intimate evening of Folk, Blues & Country….
A rising star on the UK folk scene, Ned Roberts has drawn comparisons with Tim Hardin and Leonard Cohen. With a timeless sound, poetic turn of phrase and vocal sensibility, his songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. Ned’s highly anticipated new album Outside My Mind was released in March on Aveline Records and has garnered much acclaim from BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland.
Irish singer-songwriter Ciara O’Neill hails from the darker edge of the folk. Her debut album The Ebony Trail displays both a strength and fragility and showcases poetic songwriting, complex guitar playing and a beautifully haunting vocal. Ciara spent much of 2015 and 2016 in Nashville writing songs with world class songwriters Gary Burr, Don Henry, Max T Barnes and Drew Ramsey whilst also performing at the legendary Bluebird Cafe, Music City Roots and Two Old Hippies.
London based musician Will Shackleton has worked as a sideman guitarist on the session scene for a number of years, performing with major label artists on stage, on TV and live in session at Abbey Road Studios. As a songwriter, Will draws upon the blues, country and southern rock, weaving intricate guitar playing and a smooth vocal around songs of love and loss, invoking influences of Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton and John Mayer.