106 Parkway London NW1 7AN
£7 adv. (STBF)
Doors - 7pm
Weds 26 Oct 2016
Offering something for all tastes in folk, Inlay are a forward thinking quartet based in Norwich. With the aid of fiddle, banjo, guitar and accordion they blend traditional material with self-penned compositions. Inlay have been delighting audiences at venues across the UK as well as regular appearances at some of the country’s leading Folk festivals.
We are currently looking to fill some dates in early April 2016 and are booking up for dates in the summer and October 2016.
“Inlay is a very impressive debut album with a visionary take on what folk music can be and where it might go.” ~ R2 – Rock ‘n’ Reel ★★★★
“Something for the traditionalist, something for the modernist – and something for you.” ~ Bright Young Folk
“Forward thinking four piece produce a full bodied sound for their energetic and enterprising own compositions that preserve traditional influences within a fluid, evolving musical landscape.” ~ fRoots
“Touching and rather beautiful modern folk.” ~ Timeout
Various Guises are the London-based expandable duo of Maya McCourt & Blanche Ellis on cello and guitar (with some acapella vocals and a little washboard thrown in for good measure). Formed late one night around a bonfire in Brockley the girls have been stomping and swaying all over town ever since. Playing original music, influenced by Blanche’s love of old New Orleans songs and Appalachian tunes and Maya’s love of English and European traditional music, the girls close-knit harmonies weave a sense of timeless folk.
The duo are now living up to their name, extending their dark and dreamy aesthetic into artwork and other areas of performance, weaving art, music, writing and an element of the theatrical into their Various Guises. Expect to see more collaborations, exhibitions, original artwork and live-art performances emerging from this space.
‘Dark harmonies and enigamtic themes’