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David Berkeley

Paper Dress Vintage

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352A Mare Street, Hackney Central, E8 1HR

£6.00 adv. (STBF)

8pm

Thurs 9 June 2016

+ Jack Harris

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Santa Fe-based songwriter and author David Berkeley writes songs capable of both breaking and mending the
heart. The San Francisco Chronicle calls him a “musical poet,” and the New York Times praises his “lustrous, melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake.” He’s released five studio albums, one live album and authored a book.

Berkeley’s current project came out September 25th, 2015.
It’s his most exciting and ambitious yet: a novella comprising ten intertwining stories and an album of ten accompanying songs (one for each story)

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Jack Harris – Singer/Songwriter

“A priest of song” – Anais Mitchell
I write songs drawing on Folk and Blues traditions. Some are about dead poets, others the color of potato flowers.

In 2005, aged 19, Jack Harris was the first British winner of the prestigious New Folk Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas, joining an elite band of previous winners that includes Nancy Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule. He has also featured as a showcase artist at the South by South-West Festival, Austin, Texas, and at the Green Man Festival in the UK.

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.

Influenced by the old country blues masters and folk singers of the British Isles, his performances are a riveting display of soulful, smoky vocals and intricate, finger-style guitar playing.