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02 Sep 2013 Leave a Comment
Read the full review here – Guardian Review
There are still some tickets left for his London show at Green Note this Wednesday but they’re selling fast!! Get them here – WeGotTickets
23 Aug 2013 Leave a Comment
If you’re lucky enough to be going to this veritable treat of a festival or even if you’re not you can catch a couple of the artists (also both Daniels) playing there at upcoming Folklore shows ..
Firstly the wonderful Daniel Green (Laish) playing a free entry show at The Gallery Cafe garden party tomorrow (24th Aug) along with some other outstanding artists, improv, spoken word, film + more! http://t.co/A6othJNkzF
And then ..
After his show on the main stage at the festival Daniel Norgren comes to Green Note in London for what promises to be an intimate and energetic live show! A limited number of tickets here – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/235978
Hope to see you there!!
22 Aug 2013 Leave a Comment
This Saturday .. A Free day of fun at The Gallery Cafe Garden Party!!
The Gallery Cafe is a not-for-profit vegetarian/vegan cafe and part of St Margaret’s House, a community charity. Your custom enables us to continue providing a range of volunteering opportunites, low cost office space for organisations that benefit the community and a diverse range of free and low-cost events. To find out more about St Margaret’s House and what we do, please visit our official website.
Here at The Gallery Cafe we offer live music, film, visual arts and comedy nights. We also organise larger events, festivals and special seasons throughout the year.
We have film screenings and live music performances every week, ranging from folk and world to blues and jazz music. Check out our what’s on page for more details and upcoming listings. We also offer an exciting menu of veggie and vegan food, as well as teas, coffees and fresh juices and a range of alcoholic drinks in the evenings. Peruse our menu for more details.
Our relaxed and intimate surroundings are the perfect place to discover an exciting range of high quality music.
15 Aug 2013 Leave a Comment
A Free and fun day of very top quality live music, spoken word and film + delicious food and a fine selection of ale, wine & other such beverages! All being held in the beautiful gardens of the Gallery Cafe at Margaret House ..
Featuring live performances from -
Daniel Green (Laish) – http://laishmusic.com/
Joe Innes and the Cavalcade – http://www.joeinnes.com/
Lazy Heart Parade – http://lazyheartparade.com/
Farrago – http://www.farragoband.com/
And the best part again – Its FREE!!
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02 Aug 2013 Leave a Comment
Dead Flowers are a London based Alt.Country / Americana band formed around the songs and voice of Ian Williams. The debut album features a collection of songs written whilst traveling from New York City to Montreal.
The writing started in the winter of 2011 underneath Coney Island’s Wonderwheel, an ancient ferris which still spins to this day. And the songs kept on coming as Ian worked his way up the East Coast, finally pulling into Montreal, where he spent long nights at the Wheel Club until the spring came and the snow melted.
Though there is an undeniable darkness to the songs, sometimes the light breaks through, but never for long enough to break the spell. Think of a slow train crawling through a cold winter and an unending supply of whisky.
Of Sudanese and Scottish descent, Eliza Shaddad is a writer and performer of arresting ability; blending intricate guitar patterns with a stunningly forthright voice. Winding between blues, folk, and jazz she has played across the UK supporting the likes of Michael Chapman, Rue Royale and Finley Quaye, and released her first record in March 2012 to first-rate reviews, blog support and radio support.
As a vocalist and writer with the collective Clean Bandit she has appeared on their EP ‘UK Shanty’, and subsequently Channel 4, XFM and Radio 1, in addition to live dates supporting Redlight, Rudimental, Sbtrkt, and in January 2013; Mercury Prize-winners Alt-J at their sold-out Shepherd’s Bush Empire shows.
Plus a very special guest, make sure you get there early!
Have a listen to track ‘Fences’ off the forthcoming Album - https://soundcloud.com/wearedeadflowers/04-dead-flowers-fences/s-nxpgu?in=wearedeadflowers/sets/dead-flowers-midnight-at-the/s-nxpgu
Entry – £5/£4 NUS
Facebook Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/145135799024504/
30 Jan 2013 Leave a Comment
in Live Tags: All we are, eyes and no eyes, Folk in London, Folklore, jack Omer, James Canty, Jo summers, Laish, landshapes, sons of Noel and adrian, terry Emm, The Gallery Cafe, the Lexington, the may birds, The self help group, the windmill
The great gigs keep coming!! … TOMORROW –
ALL WE ARE + THE MAY BIRDS + JACK OMER + CAIMIN (From Sun Collective)
6th Feb (The Windmill)
And Then!! –
LAISH (Album Launch) + JAMES CANTY
8th Feb (The Gallery Cafe)
And last but Definitely not Least!!! -
SONS OF NOEL AND ADRIAN + LANDSHAPES + EYES AND NO EYES
15th Feb (The Lexington)
17 Jan 2013 Leave a Comment
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201935 ROTAIT – 25th Jan
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/193786 RUE ROYALE – 24th Jan
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201962 PATCH & THE GIANT – 26th Jan
Tickets available on the door for ‘OWL IN THE SUN’ at Green Note on the 28th Jan, Doors 7:00pm.
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/202643 THE SELF HELP GROUP – 2nd Feb
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201943. LAISH (Album Launch) – 8th Feb
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/193707 SONS OF NOEL AND ADRIAN – 15th Feb
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/199448 BROOKS WILLIAMS – 10th March
24 Nov 2012 Leave a Comment
TROUBADOUR ROSE formed on a cold November morning in 2009 at a dusty violin workshop in Stoke Newington. The fortuitous meeting comprises of Gary Bridgewood, violinist and workshop proprietor, multi-instrumentalist Lizzy O’Connor who was working as a part time cleaner, and wandering, out of work songstress Bryony Afferson, searching for a few band mates.
The Troubadour Rose sound quickly became a fusion of their individual histories:
Barnsley-born Bryony came to London in 2001. She began writing years earlier, growing up on Fleetwood Mac, Nanci Griffith and PJ Harvey records. These influences are clear in her stunning vocal delivery and exquisite song-writing, bringing to mind a young Stevie Nicks.
Lizzy O’Connor hailed from the North East steeped in Traditional Irish music having travelled the world with raucous ceilidh bands.
She wields her unique style – delicate harmonies, banjo and mandolin hooks – to stunning effect in Troubadour Rose.
Gary, a talented violinist who has toured globally with subversive pop/jazz band The Real Tuesday Weld and Klezmer outfit Beskydy, brings a kaleidoscopic and often unhinged element to the group, developing its wild and unpredictable edge.
The result? A strange and thrilling mix; Smokey mountain harmonies, Irish Sessions and bold sumptuous melodies leaving you all set for the unraveling and longing for more.
The Proposition make a very big sound for a little band. They’ve always been a trio, and have resisted all temptations to expand the line-up. Their act is all about the creation of songs and their delivery in the most acute and engaging way possible, and their unusual trio format lends itself perfectly to that purpose.
It works so effectively in part because the musical roles are shared (and often varied) between the three band members. All the songs are crafted and arranged by the band working together, regardless of the original impetus, and particular instrumental duties for each song fall naturally out of the arrangements as they progress.
The Proposition take their name from the dark Australian-western movie, and take their musical influences from sources as diverse as outlaw country, traditional English folk, bluegrass, country blues and the renaissance of American-folk.
The Proposition are a thrilling live act, as growing audiences on the folk and roots circuit all over the UK have discovered. Combining their commitment to accessible melody and foot-stomping rhythm they also deliver a gritty, grizzled charisma which has won fans wherever they go.
Their debut E.P. Dirt Tracks won rave reviews in country, blues, folk and roots media across the UK in 2010.
In 2012 they launched their debut full-length album King Snake, Devil Shake to further critical acclaim and achieved widespread and enthusiastic airplay on roots stations all over the country and beyond.
American Roots UK said: “a pretty much unique sound… somewhere between the Pogues and the Band.”
Blues Matters said: “Originality, flair… every track is thought-provoking, foot-stomping, mouthlicking good.”
Folk & Roots said: “Thrilling, rough-hewn Americana with an authentic rolling energy that leaves you wanting more.”
Jack Wiseman is a musician who has been peddling (in not-really-that-so-secret-but-in-sort-of-so-secret) his own combination of what might sound like Adam Ant and Buddy Holly in a scissor fight with Slayer and Cat Stevens, mixed with Elvis being kicked to death by Leonard Cohen, around London and other places for a small while now…
He plays as many shows as he can, to however many people stop long enough to listen and is booking up loads more for the very immediate future.
Sat 24th Nov, 2012
21 Nov 2012 Leave a Comment
The Paper Shades
Early Bird Advance tickets – phttp://www.wegottickets.com/event/195214
THE PAPER SHADES is a musical and creative collaboration between Art college friends sarah Dollar and Jon Rixon. The band formed back in 2009 and was inspired by a mutual love for music,nature and art. With a dreamy sound influenced by all time great singer songwriters such as Nick Drake,Joni Mitchell,and Fleetwood Mac as well as modern day artists such as Bon Iver,Fleet Foxes and Ryan Adams, The Paper shades spin a web of multi instrumental, harmony drenched intrigue.After their sell out show for Folklore in the summer we very much look forward to their return!!
OFFICE OF AURORA
Office of Aurora began life by the sea, evolving from a bedroom project into a series of collaborations between friends from bands from Brighton and London. Since a move to the big city the performing arm of the group has consolidated into a duo who play laconic, hymn like music about love, hate, life and death built around minimal arrangements of guitar, keyboard and intertwining vocal lines. http://officeofaurora.bandcamp.com/
THE MOON THE SON AND THE DAUGHTERS
The Moon, the Son & the Daughters are a folk quartet from the Scottish Borders. They are currently based in London, writing songs about whales, buffalo farms and red doors among other things. Formed in 2009 under the name The Mockingbirds, the bands sound focuses on complex female harmonies with accompaniment from ukulele, strings, percussion and whatever else they can lay their hands on.INTI ROWLAND
Inti Rowland is a 20 year old London based singer/songwriter.
His debut release (April 2011) was ‘The Ballad Of The Ballroom Ghost’ recorded in a dis-used 18th century church in London.
His second release (Jan 2012) ‘Eyes Of A Starling’ was recorded in a barn in the Welsh mountainside forests, during a three day stint in November 2011.
He is currently touring alongside violinist/singer Megan Jenkins.
Full band shows include cellists Sam Rowe and Evie O’Driscoll.
Early Bird Advance tickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/195214