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In the late 1970s The Clash met Texan rocker Joe Ely, and the result was an explosive marriage of punk and Americana! Celebrate this extraordinary story with a night of Clash songs played by some incredible guest artists.
Proceeds go to Joe Strummer Foundation and Hackney Winter Night Shelter.
Former singer for hardcore outfit Million Dead turned folk troubadour, Frank Turner has seen his fame flourish through, essentially, the old fashioned route - hard work, continuous gigging and word of mouth. His singer-songwriter solo career steadily grew from cult status to an arena filler, eventually playing London's O2 and Wembley Stadium. It has been an eventful decade for the troubadour from Winchester who now resides in Holloway, North London. Turner released his debut album, “Sleep is For The Week”, in 2007 and has been on a stunning upward curve ever since. He is now one of the country’s most cherished songwriters, a man who plays the biggest venues in the land and whose records reach the higher echelons of the charts but who has never lost sight of his original MO: write, record, tour, repeat. His blend of folk-punk-rock and powerful lyrics has seen him continue playing to an already devoted fanbase, but he picks up new fans with every festival appearance and tour.
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The Wandering Hearts
Americana/Country three-piece from London who are reminiscent of First Aid Kit, Of Monsters and Men, The Civil Wars, The Lumineers and Chris Stapleton, whilst keeping their British roots at the very heart of their music. Their seamless vocal harmonies and pop sensibility add a twist of Fleetwood Mac.
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Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly ever since. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and has also made her mark in the comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long. She’s appeared at Glastonbury four time at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Blissfields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival. She has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger.
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Kyshona combines a unique blend of Soul, Blues and Pop with the raw and Rootsy tones of Nashville, Tennessee. With elements of Soul, R&B and Gospel, Kyshona shows off vocal styling’s reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Al Green.
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Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour – an Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist who’s been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents over the years. Her presence and charisma simply command attention, and regardless of where she takes the stage, she delivers a sonic and emotional experience that transcends language and location; that reaches the very core of what connects us.
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2019 was a hell of a year for the super-smoky-voiced, hard-working, far-touring chanteuse Elles Bailey. On 8th March, she dropped her eagerly-anticipated second album ‘Road I Call Home’ to rave reviews, with the album charting in the Official UK Country Charts & Americana charts, gaining over 1.9 million streams since its release and reaching No.1 on the Amazon Blues Bestseller chart Like its chart-topping predecessor, ‘Road I Call Home’ features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators, including British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook, storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood, as well as Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys) on the infectious ‘Little Piece of Heaven’ which has been awarded ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2020 UK Americana Awards. As a self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ - Elles genuinely does call ‘the road’ home. She’s continued her wide-ranging headline touring throughout the UK and Europe and was also special guest support for Grammy Award winner Mike Farris, Martin Harley, The Kris Barras Band and King King. 2018/19 has also seen Elles Bailey move up the festival listings becoming a featured artist at key festivals including Black Deer, Swing Wesplaar, Ramblin’ Man Fair, & The GB R&B Festival. She also headed stateside for the International House Of Songs Summit in Arkansas and played Nashville’s Americana Fest. 2020 sees Elles touring the UK in March, Germany in April and playing many more international stages including taking to the high seas for the Joe Bonamassa ‘Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea’ cruise alongside the man himself, Joe Bonamassa, King King, Samantha Fish, Walter Trout and many more. She’s also picked up 3 UK Blues nominations 2020 for Artist of the Year, Band of the Year, & Album of the Year. “Absolutely Superb” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
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Peter Bruntnell released his tenth studio album, King Of Madrid in 2019. Described by Mojo as “unashamedly lush, lovely, classic pop”, it featured in the magazine’s Top 10 Americana Albums of 2019, garnering further praise across the board, including from the Scottish Express who awarded it a five-star review, declaring - as The Independent once did - that Bruntnell is “one of the best songwriters in Britain”. Peter Bruntnell has been receiving much the same consistently high praise, since his debut album Cannibal - released in 1995 through Almo Sounds. NME told its readers that “his songs should be taught in schools”; “one of England's best kept musical secrets”, said Rolling Stone; “Melodically rich, lyrically ingenious and emotionally, intellectually affecting songs that bears comparison with the all-time greats”, wrote The Guardian in their 2016 Cult Heroes feature on Bruntnell. 2020 sees Peter Bruntnell re-join forces with London-based indie label Loose, to re-issue his influential and diverse catalogue, beginning in April with Peter’s first 2 albums: Cannibal and Camelot In Smithereens. Both albums were originally released on Jerry Moss and Herb Albert’s post A&M imprint Almo Sounds - the original home to Garbage and Gillian Welch amongst others. April also saw the release of Black Mountain UFO, a now very hard to find album originally released in 2011. All three albums are being made available digitally for the first time. On Record Store Day 2020 Loose are releasing Bruntnell’s seminal americana album Normal For Bridgwater. Upon release in June 1999, NME described it as “a diabolic pact between Uncle Tupelo and The Eagles”, whilst Mojo made it their Americana Album Of The Month, saying, “I defy anyone not to be moved by the superb songwriting” and The Independent told us that “if this collection doesn’t get him widespread recognition, then the world’s an ugly place. A true and beautiful gem”. The limited edition white vinyl release of Normal For Bridgwater will be available exclusively for Record Store Day 2020. Praise for Bruntnell also comes from the likes of musician and author Willy Vlautin (The Delines, Richmond Fontaine), who frequently states that “Peter Bruntnell is my favourite singer in the world”, with Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) and Peter Buck (REM) also amongst his fans. Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, when planning her first album, gave her producer Normal For Bridgwater and asked him to “make it sound like this”.
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"Whether you’re talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Her songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneliness and temptation. Her playing melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. And her elemental voice commands attention and awe, whether on slow-burning soul ballads or hard-charging rock numbers. On stages in France, the UK and across Canada, Lightfoot has performed alongside heavyweights like Emmylou Harris, Ron Sexsmith, Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo, The Rheostatics, Grace Potter, The Both, Built to Spill, Sloan, Arkells, Basia Bulat, Albert Lee, James Burton, The Sadies, Steve Strongman, Monster Truck and Daniel Lanois. She also stays busy as part of country band The Dinner Belles."
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Lady Nade needs no introduction. Within a minute of hearing her voice, this modern soul, rootsy-jazz blues, folk pop balladeer will make you feel as if she's an old friend. You'll find yourself transported to places you have never been to, and you will feel nostalgic for times you have never had. Going to a performance is a reunion. Whoever you are, were or would like to be will be greeted and loved. You'll share a room with her, and she'll give you her story. All of it. The joys and sorrows. The full scale from the good, sweet times to the downright dysfunctional. You will love her for it, and she will love you. Be ready. Be prepared. Her tender soulful voice will draw you in. Sing to your very bones. Strip you down then build you up to be more than you were. With a busy schedule of hotly-tipped shows and residencies, performing in countless locations, from underground bars to festival fields, concert venues and European cities, her increasing profile has earned her endorsement from Taylor Guitars, Sontronics and Icon Films, features on BBC2 Dermot’ O Leary, Tom Robinson’s BBC6 Fresh Net show and BBC Bristol’s Introducing, France National RadIo and Sam Bain (writer of Peep show and Freshman) ‘Yours Truly, Pierre Stone’ BB4 Radio Show continue to spark national interest. The heart of Nade's debut album 'Hard to Forget' was lovingly crafted mostly in the kitchen. A dedicated food aficionado, Nade poured her creativity in to every song, and lavished each with a recipe to match. The finished result is a deeply evocative and emotive album , filled with wonderful words that nourish both body and soul. Lady Nade is now harnessing the flavours of her first album release, and cooking up her second sensory delight. The ingredients for her follow up album 'Safe Place' are simmering away nicely, and will be brought to the table in Spring 2019, on Mint Lime records. The stylistic palette is broad. So, get ready ready to fill your hearts with music for the soul.
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Ferris And Sylvester
Ferris & Sylvester are a London based duo made up of Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester. Their clever combination of Archie’s blues influence and Issy’s soft folk tone has created a distinctive genre of their own. In February 2018 the duo released the ‘Made In Streatham EP’, reaching No.1 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart. ‘Dreamy, deceptively lovely folk-pop that tickles the ear and softens you up for the thornier sentiments contained therein. Pretty as a California sunset. Gorgeously dusky singing voice and immaculate harmonies.’ – Rolling Stone Magazine
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