New Roots presents…. a triple bill of the very highest quality in new UK singer-songwriters.
A soon to be discovered gem, RAEVENNAN HUSBANDES is a full time member of renowned UK alt-folk act Moulettes, and a regular collaborator with Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers). Blessed with a perfect folk style that matches the best of mid 70s Laurel Canyon, she’s a sublime songwriter- her fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, crystal-clear, heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room in seconds. She has recently released her debut EP ‘Box of Innocence’ produced by and featuring BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar.
Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading discovered BEN SMITH & JIMMY BREWER in 2012, choosing them to support her on tour. She loved them so much she called them again in 2015 to repeat the engagement. The duo combine classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft to produce a brilliantly accessible roots sound, taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead. They’ve just released their eponymous debut EP, great things await.
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 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.