THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you’ll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer!
This month featuring…. Lostboy + Amy Gillespie + Ruth Theodore
Amy Gillespie is a London based musician, songwriter and producer. Originally from Devon, Gillespie moved to the Capital only eighteen months ago to pursue music full-time. In this time she has become established on the London live scene, whilst also learning the production skills that have resulted in her recent EP “Seventh Wave”. The EP has gained much interest and has drawn comparisons to the likes of Bon Iver, Tom Waits and Dylan himself – who Amy names as by far her biggest influence. With a plethora of quality new material ready for recording and numerous London live dates ahead of her, it is looking like this is just the beginning for the talented singer-songwriter.
Lostboy are a modern folk duo from Greenwich. Having formed in 2016 they have been touring London throughout the summer. Mixing Close harmony with Folk tunes they strive to write honest original songs.
Ruth Theodore is currently one of the most buzzed about artists on the London singer-songwriter scene, following the recent release of her new album, ‘Cactacus’, produced by Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani DiFranco) and released in September ’16 on Aveline Records to great critical acclaim. Tonight she will be playing an intimate solo set.
“Extraordinary” – The Guardian ★★★★
“Confident, assured and truly unique” – Fatea Magazine
“Truly original…” “Her new album’s a killer” – fRoots
“Occasionally recalling Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco, this is a beautiful, sad, wonderful LP” – MOJO ★★★★
“… [an] impressive ability to excite audiences with her truly original, fascinating and thoroughly entertaining music….. a wealth of poetry, satire and pure, natural artistry. ‘Cactacus’ is a wonderful, captivating album.” – Folk Radio UK
“…a beautiful voice, backed it up with amazingly accomplished guitar skills, songs of substance…” “…[her] lyrics are Dylanesque in scope and skill” – Red Guitar Music
“Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet” – Todd Sickafoose