Both consummate musicians at the very top of the game, they will offer audiences an evening of spellbinding music and the stories behind it, combining solo sets with a selection of traditional and original tunes played together.
Once in a lifetime a gig surpasses all expectations, slapping you in the face with its grace, majestic singing, the quality of the material. [it] demonstrated music's power to stir the heart and soul. In my all-time Top 10 that one.” The Australian
“An intuitive and versatile singer and songsmith, Brigid O’Neill segues easily between genres with whispery delicate lyrics contrasting beautifully with an upbeat rhythm and high energy vibe” Irish Music Magazine
Veteran deathfolk, blues, psych-fi, traditional and world twangist & singer Ian A. Anderson has returned to solo gigs, mixing a huge variety of songs from his 50+ year career with fascinating anecdotery.
Award-winning entertaining American 5-piece who blend traditional bluegrass and contemporary Americana. A barnstorming live band that will get your feet tapping and leave you with a smile on your face!
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer "One part Elton John, one part Kate Bush” (Uncut), "Her keen, ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter“ (Billboard.com)
"World-class vocalist with the ability to delve deep into the meanings of the lyrics of the great jazz songbooks, and then to improvise over them with fluency, fluidity and a horn-like intonation, accompanied by the piano artistry of Robin Aspland."
**** “Clever crafted songwriting…full of proper tunes & grown-up words…a clever, wily, literate writer” - R2 ****: “Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies’ sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe’s sly humour”... - The Dominion Post
"Olly is without doubt one of the most gifted players of his generation. He has everything: Sound, groove, vibe, detail, intellect, intention, invention, energy, delicacy…above all, he plays from the heart...listen to this cat!" Hans Koller
Taking inspiration from bands like The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, Lots creates clever lyrics, strong melodies and memorable songs that manage to stay with you long after you first hear them - music that hits the heart and soothes the ears.
A unique and intimate gathering of London's alternative songwriters as they pay tribute to their heroes. Featuring live performances from The Magic Numbers, Ren Harvieu, Zak Hobbs, Robert Chaney, Louis Brennan, Laura Tenschert, Josh Flowers, Felix Holt, Naomi Larsson, Pat Ralla, and Joe Harvey-Whyte.
Burd Ellen use traditional song to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Jacken Elswyth is a London-based banjo player exploring traditional tunes, extrapolations thereon, and improvisational pieces for clawhammer banjo.
“Bluegrass, punk-rock and a palpable dose of Soul” ...“Tales of cheating spouses, bad attitudes, short-change romances, endless asphalt and dodgy diners, all told with a “psychobilly” sense of playfulness, ringing banjo and a bass as certain as a highway centerline” The Herald, Newcastle, Australia
Extraordinarily evocative music and richly-burnished vocals that can raise the hairs on the back of your neck - as they create a sound that responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park, Utah.
“A dynamic Americana duo who’ve married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors.” (Americana UK)... “articulate, poetic and deeply moving” 4* (Country Music People)
Deeply rooted in traditional country and mountain music but presented with an edgier punk-energy, switching from guitar to banjo -Think of Hank Williams meeting Ralph Stanley ready to party on steroids, while the Sex Pistols are laughing somewhere!
Possessed of an extraordinary voice that’s ‘full of character’ (The Telegraph), over the last 5 years Greg Russell has established himself as one of the most significant players on the U.K. folk scene.
"Folk-influenced ethereal pop that delightfully doesn't fit into any existing musical pigeonhole" (R2 Magazine). "Fully immersive and entertaining; seductive and beautiful in equal measure” (Mumble Music).
Alice Phelps is back with a lively hot new trio called 'Struttin' Time', paying homage to the music of New Orleans, New York and the Caribbean. Think along the lines of Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and even some Harry Belafonte.
“Tugging at the heartstrings, is often uplifting, includes gorgeous melodies, great vocals and playing, brilliant arrangements and atmospheres that flow between deep, dark and spooky, as well as eerie and haunting with occasional flashes of light.” AmericanaUK
Taking influences from Little Feat, The Band, The Rolling Stones and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young but also mixing it with the eclectic musical backgrounds that each member brings, allows Jawbone to create a very fresh take on rock’n’roll.
...dusty barroom shuffles, sassy two-steps and ethereal country-folk... informed by the vintage duets of George Jones and Melba Montgomery, as well as the more modern pairing of John Prine and Iris DeMent." Chicago Tribune
An intimate evening of original jazz tunes and some classic standards from nu jazz singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Faye Patton. Expect bluesy, soulful vocals, blistering piano hooks and glittering guitar magic.
"Porter is a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone..." (The Washington Post), "Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever." (Tori Amos), “I found Willy on iTunes six years ago. Went to see him live and joined the converted.“ (Al Kooper - Bob Dylan/Blood, Sweat & Tears)
Hailed as "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone, “Senora May Sounds Like: A mountain music version of Feist’s “Gatekeeper” with the occasional flute. For Fans of: Cat Power, Bright Eyes, Lucinda Williams. ” Rolling Stone Country
“Lovely, unique, & haunting voice.” Penguin Eggs... “Imaginative narratives woven throughout his songs that catch & hold the listener.” Permanent Rain Press... “One of the most unique and captivating singing voices I’ve ever heard” Leader Post Regina
Their take on the singer-songwriter thing spirals out of a love of jazz, classical and folk music, from Bach to Gershwin, Paco de Lucia to Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald and back again... "Reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell” RnR
Winners of the 2015 Spiral Earth Award for Best Debut... a unique and powerful combo of dexterous instrumental playing, memorable songwriting and energetic live shows, with roots in bluegrass but collective influences reaching much further...