** PLEASE NOTE: This show will take place at our alternative home for the evening: ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH,  London NW1 1UL. Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.15pm. **
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BURR ISLAND: Burr Island are an Alternative Indie Folk duo, from the West Country. Their close harmonies and introspective lyrics take you on an intimate, melodic journey in search of meaning and value.
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The duo, comprised of best friends Tom England & Oskar Porter, explore themes of growth, beauty and truth searching in their music. The pair take their inspiration from the works of Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Crosby Stills & Nash, Nick Drake, The Beach Boys and Cat Stevens as well as modern Artists like Johnny Flynn, Fleet Foxes and Big Thief.
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With BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe describing them as “shades of Simon & Garfunkel”, the West Country pair are certainly ones to watch. The duo grew from strength to strength in 2022 with several headline shows, plus recording at Kundalini Studios in Devon with Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene, The Specials). In September ‘22, they supported Steve Pilgrim & Paul Weller at Union Chapel in London, before embarking on their biggest venture yet, a UK December Tour with Ocean Colour Scene, playing at multiple o2 Academy venues and music halls. In June they supported Tunde (Voice of Lighthouse Family) on his UK Tour and they reunited with Ocean Colour Scene for their UK Tour in December ‘23, which they played with a full band at venues including Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.
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Support from YIJIA: Yijia is a cross-genre singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, Guzheng (Chinese zither) player based in London. She started her music career as a finalist in a 5M viewership Chinese music show and has won the CMA (Chinese Music Awards). Yijia is also featured on BBC World Service, and Radio 3 and performed at the Royal Albert Hall, WOMAD Festival and O2 Kentish Town. She studied Music at SOAS and the University of Oxford and has a ‘Global Talent’ endorsement from the Arts Council UK.  Yijia was also featured on the single ‘It’s Not Up To You’ with the iconic English folk band Stornoway and joined the band as a special guest across the 2023 UK tour. In 2023, Yijia also released an EP ‘Chinese Whisperer’ with BMG/Alt-Life music. Yijia hopes to create music to transcend through time and space and take her audience on a multi-dimensional experience.