Mon 29th July 7:30pm
Book Tickets
£ 10.00

KELSEY MICHAEL: Kelsey Michael has lived past lives as a theatre performer and movie soundtrack singer; you’ll find her singing on Jocelyn Pook’s score for Stanley Kubrick’s final film, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. In the world of pop music, she is a collaborator with Anglo/Irish avant-pop band The High Llamas and their mainman Sean O’Hagan, having featured on five albums that include his 2019 solo release ‘Radum Calls Radum Calls’. Michael also released two EPs as part of the London-based band Minnow, the second of which was released by Stereolab on their Duophonic label to rave reviews. Her first job was as a backing singer with The The on a European tour.

“Suitably immersive, ‘Lethowsow’ deals in the elemental forces that shape coastal existence, both physically and psychologically” UNCUT

A set of self-penned piano songs, Kelsey Michael’s new album ‘Lethowsow’ opens with optimistic flurries of vocal harmony that could have blown in on a gust from The Wizard Of Oz. Fittingly, what follows celebrates song and the voice while transporting listeners to the magical wild West Cornwall landscape, the home, anchor and inspiration for singer-songwriter Kelsey Michael, whose sonic vision laces a penchant for classic ‘60s-‘70s artists such as Laura Nyro and Carole King with a contemporary art-pop edge.

This mixture has already caught the ear of radio presenter Gilles Peterson, who recently aired the album song ‘Mounts Bay Morning’ on both his BBC 6 Music and Worldwide FM shows. Meanwhile, Uncut magazine have also just featured Michael (alongside Angeline Morrison and Daisy Rickman) in a piece on the emerging new Cornish folk scene, describing her music as ‘Nyro-esque rapture’.


Support from THE HAPPY COUPLE: A duo on lap steel guitar and mouth bow/jews harp producing instrumental music inspired by Norfolk Broadlands






Support from RAYE NEWE: Ray Newe giving readings from the groundbreaking book ‘The Liverpool Scene’ featuring the poetry of Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten.

Ray Newe has appeared at the National Theatre, Theatre Peckham,  Liverpool Playhouse, Dukes Theatre, Lancaster and Lyric, Hammersmith amongst others.

Read Liverpool poetry as part of the BBC Radio 4 Tongue and Talk series.
TV includes Murphy’s Law, Eyes Down and Brookside.


Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited, and available on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!