Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice, to create a Toumani Diabate-meets-Youssou N’Dour sound." Time Out
Highly acclaimed artist, referred to as a “genius” and a “downtown ringleader” by The New Yorker, and as "one of New York’s more colorful band leaders for more than a decade.” by WNYC’s legendary DJ John Schaefer.
A special one-off concert, celebrating the different ages and stages of being a woman. Featuring... Michele Stodart, Charlie Dore, Celestine, Kate St John, Angela Gannon, Margo Buchanan, The Rosellas + Connie Chatwin.
With a sound grounded in East Africa and consolidated in the UK, Seby's danceable music is the confluence of two great rivers – The Nile and The Thames – and features traditional folk instruments from Uganda alongside electric guitar, bass and drums.
“Thunder and Rain finds themselves in a place somewhere between their bluegrass origins, and today’s somewhat undefined Americana market, mixing elements of folk and modern country into their sound.” Bluegrass Today... “The foot-tappingly infectious, often dreamy melodies and tumbling chorus hooks work to soothe and invigorate like clean mountain air.” Folk Radio UK
“Dessie Magee possesses that raw, poetic passion that few singer-songwriters can harness. His husky voice and powerful delivery and it’s absolutely addictive. For those tired of the man and a guitar formula, let Dessie lead you back in.” (Medium.com)... “A great mix of Irish sounds with an alt twist” (EarToTheGround)
Acoustic free improvisation evening featuring some of the leading players on London’s thriving free jazz scene... Tonight featuring James Arben (saxes/flute), Shirley Smart (cello), John Edwards (bass).
"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).
With comparisons to Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell and Feist, Hannah seamlessly weaves in her influences into her music from both sides of the Atlantic... described as one of "the finest singers of the day" in MOJO, she is a versatile multi-instrumentalist widely recognised on the International stage.
Superb jazz-Inflected folk-roots from exciting new artist Genevieve Dawson - '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).
“Best current British blues singer I know.” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music), “James takes all of her musical loves – jazz, blues, soul, folk – and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions.” ( Jazzwise)
Ranging from Parisian & American Jazz, the Chaabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan folk melodies through to the early modern & folk music of Western Europe ...this is music for the ears, heart and feet.
Vibrating with African, Brazilian and Portuguese grooves, Radio Kriola Ensemble is a spicy blend of renowned musicians gathered around Catarina dos Santos' original music, and other repertoire of the African Diaspora in Lisbon.
"20 seconds in and I'm hooked! First, it was the voice, then the songs and then the guitar playing - superb stuff - if my show wasn't full this week I'd play the heck out of this - already in the folder for next week's show and contender for Album of The Week too! Love it!” Bishop FM Blues Show presenter Gary Grainger
A soul voice reminiscient of the greats, whether delivering soul, gospel or powerful political messages... "...wherever she plants her feet, she does so with righteous conviction and a strong sense of her own voice." NPR 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.
Named as one of the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery.
**** “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