FOLKLORE GIGS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
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Folklore gigs this month ..
Firstly this Friday the 14th of September at The Gallery Cafe – EMMA GATRILL + Guests
We’re very excited to welcome back the wonderful Emma Gatrill with support from the brilliant Inti Rowland and all the way from Ireland The Gandhis!
Emma is an unstoppable and multi-instrumental collaborator. As well as being a full time musician with the multi-tentacled psych-folk behemoth Sons of Noel and Adrian and getting crowds dancing to the rowdy stamp-along anthems of The Mariner’s Children, she has found time to lend her voice, clarinet or accordion skills to everyone from Laura Marling to Broken Social Scene.
No wonder then that it has taken her so long to get round to concentrate on her own music. Chapter One showcases poignant songs based around her latest acquisition – the harp. Subtly accompanied by various members of Brighton’s Willkommen Collective, her intricate harp playing and powerful vocals soars above her classic songwriting, which owes a debt to Bjork and Joni Mitchell as well as her friends and co-conspirators Rachael Dadd and Alessi’s Ark.
With her debut shows under her belt – a standout performance at the prestigious Willkommen Foxtrot festival, supporting Rachael Dadd on her recent European tour and now Sons of Noel and Adrian UK Tour, Emma is finally ready to give the world her own music. And it is completely worth the wait.
Inti Rowland is a 19 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.
The Gandhis have a unique style and panache in creating a simple yet immediately infectious melody – something that you can sing along to as if you’ve known it all your life. Throw in a neat brass section; some wonderfully arranged harmonies, and a collection of delightfully sunny guitar riffs, and you have one of the most enjoyable Irish pop acts currently doing the rounds. Comprised of band members: Niall Cullen – Bass and Vocal, Conor Deasy – Lead Guitar and Vocal, Aidan McKelvey – Guitar and Vocal, Bazz O’Reilly – Drums and Vocal.
From National appearances on the likes of RTE’s “Saturday Night With Miriam” and “The Cafe”, the band have been busy touring and working on their 2nd album over the past few months. Having developed a strong reputation for their energetic live shows, The Gandhis have received notable acclaim and have been described as: “A sweet delight….some of the catchiest pop tunes you’re likely to hear all year” Evening Herald, “a great night out is always guaranteed at their gigs” News Of The World.
£5 on the door or £4 advance
Cheap Advance tickets here – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/183003
Next up it’s a first for Folklore at the beautiful GREEN NOTE in Camden and we’re very proud to have these guys as our guests for the evening ..
JOYCE THE LIBRARIAN + Guests
JOYCE THE LIBRARIAN are a group from Bristol, England. None of them are called Joyce, nor do they work in libraries.
Pigeonholed loosely between folk and indie, they have caused a genuine stir on the acoustic scene, winning fans from a variety of key underground sources and in 2012, they’re set to win a lot more. The enthusiastic and wonderfully eclectic Jen Long played material from their debut EP, and from simply sending out a few records themselves, the likes of For Folk’s Sake, Thank Folk For That and Subba Cultcha also wrote kind words on these, their earliest efforts.
From here and despite their unsigned status at the time, Euros Child, the Welsh folkpop songsmith previously of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, took the band on their first UK tour at the end of 2011. That successful tour was swiftly followed by a series of months holed away and working on their debut full length, “They May Put Land Between Us”. The album, a mix of old and new material, will be released nationwide on Folkwit Records this November. These stripped back recordings have a warm, organic feel about them that comes from taking on most of the production duties themselves and is only enhanced by the mix and master work done by Ali Chant (M Ward, PJ Harvey, Gruff Rhys, Perfume Genius).
The first single from this record, “Follow Me, I’m Right Behind You”, sums up Joyce The Librarian’s songwriting. Showcasing honest, personal and acutely melodic songwriting, there is no pretense or allusions to passing trends. “Seven Swans”-era Sufjan Stevens, the aforementioned M Ward and Simon & Garfunkel inform the group’s sound but ultimately their’s is entirely one of their own.
Sun Collective are a London based five piece comprising of Guitar, Piano and String Trio. Sun Collective record as a nine piece and are currently working towards their first EP entitled Pandect and a set of live recorded performances with the Chamber ensemble Lifetimes. Since they formed six months ago they have been exhibiting this music to a London audience and have already embarked on a tour of Ireland. Sun Collective arrange classical forces with acoustic Indie music.
SIMON STANLEY WARD
Although only 25 years old, Simon Stanley Ward has been performing ruthlessly for the last 10 years. His music is constantly evolving as Simon continues to experiment and develop as a songwriter and performer. From the age of 15 Simon was the lead singer for over 6 years with the country rock band Black Bart. This hard working 4 piece band toured the country and played in many festivals releasing 2 E.P’s and a self titled album. Simon has since moved to London bringing his own personal unique blend of County, Americana and Folk songs to the capital. Last year Stanley Ward released his first solo E.P titled “Myself to Blame” and has been a regular fixture on London’s growing Americana scene. In the summer of 2011 Simon took his solo show over to the US where he played gigs in Nashville and the surrounding area of Tennessee. 2012 sees Simon set to release his first solo album as well as continuing to gig relentlessly across London with shows planned for elsewhere in Europe at the end of the year.
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Exactly one week later on thursday the 27th of September we find ourselves in Brixton for another Folklore first night at the renowned venue that is The Windmill ..
JAMES CANTY + GUESTS ..
We are very thrilled to be holding our very first Folklore night at the excellent venue that is The Windmill in Brixton! With a stunning line up this is looking like its gonna be a fun first night!! (PS – James’s last London show sold out so booking is advisable)
Straight out of Essex songsmith James Canty brings his riotous acoustic guitar led band to the forefront of the alt-folk genre. With crafted songs and reflective lyrics entwinned with explosive live performances, echoing Fleet Foxes, Alt- J and Scroobius Pip. Canty proves both a prolific writer and ecentric stage persona.
Little is known about these guys except they hail from New York, they are currently touring europe and .. oh yeah, they are absolutely brilliant!!! Check for yourselves here -http://relatives.bandcamp.com/album/tardy-mark
‘Dylan walked to the desert to collect his shoes. While tripping over Tom Waits in the sand growling at a $50 bill held to the sun. Around a corner in the drunken features of a writer confined to a motel in the desert The Band looms. John Martyn once wandered down that hall singing of the Howlin’ Wolves while the Doors would not stop opening. They too are tied to a pride that courses through their bitter veins stained blue by rage. They’re marching now. Monsters have risen and fallen on both sides. Peace has become fear. Sex, solves everything. For the first time, there’s not much Lennon could have done now…’
Ay Ducane, formed by Francis Newington (somerset) and Galih Richardson (indonesia/london). Joined recently by the Richen’s brothers, Adam, and Ollie (somerset) and Fender bassist Edward Maltby (unknown).
Ay Ducane are in the driving seat as a modern Americana band based in London; nudists in a world of cover-up artists. Their live sound is enigmatic one that must be heard. They won’t be naked, but their fully analogue EP recorded onto two-inch tape is scheduled to be released late 2012.
DIY Troubadour from London.
“a luminous follow-up” **** Rob Hughes, UNCUT
“Aided by his brilliant Ryan Adams-esque voice and emotive story-telling, Gibson has created a collection of songs with more depth than most full-length albums could dream of.” For Folk’s Sake
“Forest Fire is a well defined and masterfully arranged album with instant enjoyability and an enduring sound. Mat Gibson’s skill as a songscraftsman is what elevates this album from fine to sublime.” 8/10 Oxford Music Blog
“A lament to hopelessness and futility; expansive and exploratory in equal measure.” 7/10 Americana UK
Cheap advance tickets here – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/184818
And last but by no means least we round of the month with the wondeful BOAT TO ROW + GUESTS at the hidden gem of a venue in East London that is Jamboree!!
Really excited to have Boat To Row playing for Folklore again! This time at Jamboree and with the most excellent Andy Oliveri and Emily C Smith in tow!!
On a course ‘beautifully their own’ (Amelia’s Gregory, Amelias’s Magazine)
Boat to Row are a collective of instrument swapping, harmony sharing friends from the Midlands; meandering through all that life and love have to offer. From its beginnings as a solo university project Boat to Row has evolved into a band confident with delivering intelligent, intricate folk.
BOAT TO ROW – http://youtu.be/OVKzAO6DcGw
Beginning with the 2010 tape only release Crossroads to the recent multi format Grassmarket EP Boat to Row have been playing a rigorous schedule of shows that have included sharing stages with Slow Club, Willy Mason and Johnny Flynn. Gaining a reputation for delivering an infectious, uplifting set Boat to Row will be taking this on tour with Dog is Dead and to many festivals this summer including 2000 Trees, Truck and Larmer Tree.
ANDY OLIVERI – http://soundcloud.com/andy-oliveri/marching-bands-and-marigolds
Growing up reading the lyrics and liner notes of dusty old records have left Andy Oliveri nothing but a storyteller. Echoing the spirit of Neil Young and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, he writes simple folk songs with his heart on his sleeve and words from a bared soul. Evident in the stripped back arrangements of tracks such as ‘My Fathers Son’ and ‘What I’m Told’, the fragility in his voice and guitar allow the songs to breathe, with no overblown arrangements to mask the sentiment.
After a successful run of shows to close 2011 and debut EP ‘Sing Mercy’ released through istartedthefire Records in April, Oliveri looks set to be a great force within UK folk in 2012.
EMILY C SMITH – http://soundcloud.com/emily-c-smith/fight-against-you-1
Emily’s music can be described as a cross between PJ Harvey and Debbie Harry with a bit of White Stripes, Patti Smith, Throwing Muses and Rockabilly thrown in.
Originally from Nuneaton, Emily moved to London 7 years ago having played bass and piano in bands back home. After the relocation she played gigs in South London at Andy Hankdog’s ‘Easycome’ nights, playing guitar, singing and writing songs as part of a duo ‘The Lorcas’. Supporting acts such as Heavenly Recording’s ‘Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou’ and Loose Record’s ‘Danny and the Champions of the World’. She has been solo since 2010 and has developed a style of song writing that is quite unique.
Reduced price advance tickets here – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/184533