The Finborough Arms


118 Finborough Road, Kensington SW10 9ED

£5.00 adv. (STBF)


Fri 4 Mar 2016

Jack Harris

Kirsty Merryn

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Léscines formed out of an underground jam collective in London during the summer of 2013.

Initially combining the vocal/guitar and songwriting of Jay Fraser and the percussion/multi-instrumentation of G-Force the group soon found themselves recording in their basement home/jam space with friend, Johnny-5, the pair were then joined by many other friends for the recording of the debut – Thy Self (double EP), released September 21 2014.

Lescines are most commonly spotted as Jay in a one man band outfit with cosmic trumpet of Mark Schorah.



Singer/ song-writer Harris has shared the stage with some of the most important names in folk music, including Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Dick Gaughan, Kate Campbell, Eliza Gilkyson and Eric Taylor. He performs regularly around the UK and Ireland, bringing literate story-telling and lyrical delivery to many appreciative audiences, and has played extensively in the United States. Recently he completed a tour of Northern Italy and Switzerland.

Steeped in myth and mystery his songs bring the narrative tradition of folk and blues music into the here and now. His debut album, Broken Yellow, received great acclaim in song- writing circles.

‘Gave me goosebumps’ – Eric Taylor

‘Great songs, wonderful guitar playing’ – Kate Campbell



New Forest born singer songwriter Kirsty Merryn tells stories of boxing champions, forgotten heroines and frozen winters. She has become a regular on London’s folk scene, delighting the crowds with her delicately introspective piano based songs and sophisticated musical style, which are balanced beautifully by an intimate and finely observational lyrical content. Kirsty was recently listed in Buzzfeed’s ’34 Brilliant British Songwriters To Discover’. In 2015 she completed her first UK tour and is working on her second EP, produced by award-winning Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, The Speech Project), which will be released in 2016.