We are all in the basement, but some of us are looking up at the stars… Stargazing is all about spotting those stellar new artists and giving them a place to shine each month. Expect some unlikely constellations where talent might be the only thing they have in common. And all from the subterranean comfort of the charming Green Note basement.
Tonight featuring NOVA. + Ian Roland & Simon Yapp + Martha Bailey
NOVA. Is a future-soul and Jazz band based in London. They play uplifting soulful tunes that interlace with folk style harmonies on the vocals. Fronted by singer / songwriter Natalie Wildgoose, the band also features (Bassist) Hugo Piper, (Pianist) Antonio Naccache, (drummer) Jon Ward and (backing vocals) Alice Finn. They have performed around London regularly in various venues in 2017 and have recently self-released a debut track called ‘What Happens’.
“…most captivating and beautiful sound-makers…melodic, folk-orientated band with stunning musicianship and vocal harmonies…Wonderful songs…” Jonathan Tarplee, Words & Music Festival 2017
“…more hooks than a long line fishing vessel.” Charlie Elland, FolkWords
“…cracking songs, entertaining and varied…packed with memorable tunes, upbeat, positive lyrics and fab playing…” Phil Widdows, FolkCast
Martha Bailey is a contemporary folk musician and singer-songwriter from rural Oxfordshire, UK, now living and performing in London. Drawing comparisons with The Staves, Billie Marten, Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling, Martha has recently released her debut EP, ‘A Different Time’, and is establishing herself on the London circuit.
‘This is what acoustic singer songwriters need to be doing. Her vocal is pure, her lyrics poetic, and her entire sound is simply delightful.’ Ear to the Ground Music