HEARD Collective promote and support women in music, putting on all-female line-ups as they try to redress the balance of under-representation. For this special event they present a showcase of four brilliant female songwriters and artists: Daisy Chute, Martha Paton , Elisabeth Flett, and Cerian.
Award-winning artist DAISY CHUTE is a folk songstress, multi-instrumentalist and regular on the London music scene. Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical group All Angels, she is currently working on her début album of original songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey). She is mentored by songwriting rock royalty Sir Ray Davies and is one of Paul Sexton’s ‘top music tips’ for 2018, with comparisons to Laura Marling, Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell (BBC Radio Kent).
London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist CERIAN has been described as “the purest voice on radio” (BBC) and selected as one of Music Republic Magazine’s “ones to watch” in 2019. Across her career to date she has sung with U2, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Sam Smith, Imogen Heap and Charlotte Church amongst others, and is now taking on the world with her own brand of contemporary, ethereal, folk-pop. Classically trained in voice, harp, piano and guitar, she has been described as a cross between Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and London Grammar, weaving together soaring melodic vocals and rich harmony with poetic lyrics.
MARTHA PATON is a South London-based singer and writer of chocolate-box songs about the city, suburbia, and how doomed we all are. Born in Hampshire and raised on the pop excesses of the 90s and early 00s, she now specialises in folk and country-infused pop that takes its cues from Laura Marling, Regina Spektor, Margo Price and First Aid Kit.
Winner of the 2015 Cecil Sharp House Fiddle Championship, ELISABETH FLETT is a Scottish multi-instrumentalist, theatre maker and writer. As well as performing as a solo artist, Elisabeth is currently a member of London-based folk trio Solasta, (Guardian Folk Album of the Month September 2018), folk duo Shamblestone (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards Semi-Finalists 2017), and medieval folk ensemble Joglaresa.
NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.Listen here to New Roots Radio.