New Roots presents… a perfect contemporary singer-songwriter double-bill in miniature in the 25 capacity Green Note basement.
PAUL MOSLEY is an award winning composer/singer/songwriter who loves a concept. Combining charmingly off kilter art-rock sensibilities with hook laden choruses, his hugely enjoyable live shows have taken his ever rotating’ Red Meat Orchestra’ everywhere from Glastonbury to Green Man via Amsterdam brothels and the most remote wilds of Iceland. His album ‘The Butcher’ is an epic folk opera, a ghost story 2 years in the making, told over 20 songs by 20+ musicians – friends made on Mosley’s various composing projects including Josienne Clarke, chart star Jamie Lawson, Mediaeval Baebe Esther Dee, long time collaborator harpist Tom Moth now of Florence And The Machine and musicians from the bands of Feist, Benjamin Clementine, Madness, Patrick Wolf and Neko Case.
‘What a voice’ Jools Holland
‘This is great modern folk writing’ **** R2 Magazine

‘Wonderful.. these songs really do soar’ **** Americana UK


Blending soulful melancholia with the controlled artistry of a classically trained singer, piano based singer-songwriter HANNAH NICHOLSON gives voice to the light and dark of the human condition. Having previously performed as one half of the Manchester based psych-folk duo Bird to Beast, coupled with her extensive session work – including Maz (Snarky Puppy) and Ellie Goulding- she has gone on to create her own individual musical identity: a blend of choral, electro and folk, stitched together with a thread that runs from J.S. Bach to Judee Sill and Jane Weaver.  A singularly exciting new artist, Hannah Nicholson is a powerfully individual voice- a lighthouse in a crowded sea of UK singer-songwriters. Don’t miss her.


NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots music 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 deserve – 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.

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