Events

THE WATER RATS

Mon 17th October 8:15pm
Book Tickets
£ 14.00

** PLEASE NOTE: This show will take place at our alternative home for the evening: THE WATER RATS, 328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, WC1X 8BZ. Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.15pm. **

“I urge you to give this a listen. This is contemporary songwriting and performing at its best” Maverick*****

JENNIFER CROOK’s classic songwriting – with its poignant mix of hope and experience – is both timeless and right on time. Celebrating the release of her highly anticipated new album ‘The Broken Road Back Home’ with a UK tour, Jennifer brings a stellar new band and an exciting new musical landscape to a set of songs that encompass themes of perseverance, overcoming, and holding onto hope through darker times.

Jennifer’s collaborations include Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader and Nashville’s Darrell Scott, touring with Snow Patrol, Declan O’Rourke and many others. She has worked with producers like Stephen W Taylor (Kate Bush) at Real World Studios, appeared live in session for The Bob Harris Show and was invited to contribute to ‘Girl with Guitar’ on BBC Radio 2 celebrating the work of Joni Mitchell. In 2020, Jennifer’s atmospheric single ‘Sea Glass’ was described as ‘deeply poignant’ by Fatea and received national airplay. “I absolutely love that” Mark Radcliffe, The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2.

The new record was co-produced with multi-platinum recording engineer/producer Stuart Bruce (Band Aid, Van Morrison, Art Garfunkel, Madeleine Peyroux, to name a few), who also plays bass in the band, along with Joe Coombs on electric guitars (Yola, Jaime Wyatt, Annie Keating) and award-winning drummer Rob Brian (Goldfrapp, Loreena McKennitt, Siouxsie Sioux) – this is an evening not to miss.

Jennifer’s songs remind us that there is beauty to be found in the broken places and love is always showing us the way home.

“Exceptional songwriting where the lyrics reign supreme. Fantastic musicianship on stage – pure class” Schtumm Presents (2021)

“I see the depth in Jennifer’s songwriting. I see hope and experience – it’s very strong in both” Darrell Scott

“… although her voice is nothing like Mitchell’s, she has a core strength that brings Blue to mind” Folk Radio UK

“I have no idea why this girl isn’t absolutely huge ‘cos she writes so many great songs” Dublin FM

“A new artist to me… she’s gonna be a big one” Richard Leader’s American Pie, Meridian FM

“Heart-wrenchingly gorgeous music” Roots and Fusion

“A vocalist of sublime power” John O Regan, fRoots

“A class act” R2 ****