Category: 2016

Charlotte Eriksson & Russel Joslin

The first gig to kickstart June brings us the very talented Charlotte Eriksson (AKA The Glass Child) and Russel Joslin, who since performing here last, now performs as part of a duet with Sarah MCaig!


 The Glass Child live  russelljoslin Please click here to buy tickets for this 


Tickets prices:

Over 25: £25

Under 25: £10

Under 10: free

All ticket prices include a home cooked meal!

The Little Unsaid and Francesca Luker

21st May                 The Little Unsaid The Little Unsaid & Francesca Luker   Francesa Luker

The Little Unsaid & Francesca Luker

John (aka TLU) grew up in the ‘badlands’ of West Yorkshire, a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter he is, John Elliott.
He’s already booked to perform at several festivals this year, so you may catch him out there as well..I’ve followed him for a few years and am delighted that at last he’s coming here. Whilst one can hear influences, he creates his own unique sound and …this his music, often complex, is always engaging with melodies through and through. Accompanied by viola, he’s a musician’s musician.

Francesca Luker, aged just 12, is on of my truly special discoveries of 2016… a local girl discovered a local recording studio, she’s fast becoming hot property. You know I’m pretty choosy as to who plays here and this is Francesca’s second performance this year. She writes and performs her own music and with a voice already being compared to that of Amy Winehouse…and others as well…this really is #HomeToEmergingStars

Hattie Briggs – Henry Fraser & Caiyo

May  14th                       Hattie Briggs hattie  with Henry Fraser Henry Fraserand returning after too many years away, one of the very first, very serious and very splendid musicians to play here, Caiyo francisRodino.


Katey Brooks & Ash Radford

Quick heads up!

I’m taking some time away from tomorrow (back in May). This Saturday will be the first Drawingroom gig I’ve not hosted…

Paula and two dear friends Victor and PJ will be here to look after you: I will be watching it live in Hyderabad..I’m hoping Jonathan Hobbs and Sam (sound and vision mix) will swing the camera round on some occasions so I might see your happy smiling faces! 

I am confident the whole Drawingrooom family will pull the whole thing off, put on an amazing show for you and together with a freshly-made, home-cooked supper…this really is one of the best living room vibe gigs you could ever go to. Katey, the headline is worth seeing all by herself.

Katey Brooks  kateybrooks2016 returns for the first time in two years, following two World tours, just back from Oz.

.. I know you will be blown away by her unique and remarkable sound, the sexiest blues, seductive tones in the music which will wash across your whole being…Come and hear her live.

Katey is supported by a new voice, Ash Radford (and girls, he’s a bit of a looker)   ashradford so, get your places booked close to him (there’s still some front row seats available); come for another night of magic and music this Saturday the 16th.

7th May                  No gig..I will be away travelling….mostly!


Sat 9th April 2016 – Darcy da Silva – Aaron Floyd and Lauren Ray

A night of three pianos!
Darcy Da Silva    darcydasilva by popular demand, who is coming all the way from Scotland to entertain us…such a pretty sound, original music and unique voice; folky but not too folksy; haunting tones akin to Karine Polwart if you’ve come across her!
Lauren Ray laurenray 
a local girl and very much an artist ascending, she’s a bright girl too, with a degree in Anthropology, traveled extensively throughout her life and brings with her wealth of cultural influences…along the way, she has written with some amazing artists and song-writers too…certainly one to watch.

Finally, returning artist Aaron Floyd…who at 13 or maybe 14 years old, is absolutely focused and set to make a big career for himself, writing and delivering contemporary popular music as well as being able to deliver it live…he’s another one of our young stars coming through; get set for an amazing night .arronfloyd

2nd April, Hannah Scott and Kevin Pearce

2nd April              Kevin Pearce kevinpearce & Hannah Scott hannascott With some fabulous encouraging comments from some major pundits:

“A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens” – The Independent

“Absolutely Beautiful”Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio

“The Finest Songs”Mojo

“As recommendations about music in pubs go, this was a great one”Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music. He’s new to us and I’m really expecting something quite special.

…and of course, Hannah, someone we’ve believed in for a long while, she together with Stefano Della Casa make the most beautiful music; classically trained and professional musicians, they’ve had lots of attention on BBC radio2 along with huge interest from local radio too.

Gig 19th March-Jasmine Power-Maxine Bacon & Francesca Luker

Headlining is  Jasmine Power jasminePowerwho is making her Drawingroom début along with 12 year old Francesca Luker   francesaca supported by local returning sweetheart  Maxine Bacon  who performed here with Jack… formerly with Mandy (Maxine&Mandy) before they both disappeared to Uni. MandMedit Maxine (Bacon) and Brit Award winning Jack (Garratt) jackG performed for us over a six year period before Uni then and Max returned New Year 2016, together with her new musical partner Jack and new material, she’s really grown with her sound, bringing with her that extraordinary voice she had all those years ago.

Jasmine is new to us and came via music producer and all round bighearted soul Lee Lester…. Jas has been on this musical journey since she was just a tot! Growing up in Wales, she said: “I remember waking up everyday to the classical radio in the kitchen. In the afternoon Mum would have Ska, dub or World music blaring through the speakers and in the evening, it was always jazz, mainly instrumental jazz, apart from Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.  We all loved them.

12th March: Melinda Ortner & Sarah Munro

12th March                    Melinda  Ortner melindaortner & making her début here will be 19 year old Sarah Munro  sarahmunro
was born and raised in California, and the past five years she’s been based in LA where she’s launched her music career. She played at The Drawingroom in 2015 and blew the audience away with her robust singer songwriting, music crafted in such a professional way its no wonder she has a string of films using her music as well as writing for major players such as Ellie Goulding Ellie_Goulding to name-drop just one.

Sarah Munro came to me via a friend I met over 30 years ago and is serendipitously the best friend of his daughter. Her music is almost retro blues, with a distinct 40’s and 50’s feel to it. It’s un-nerving when so much talent is displayed at such a young age. Prepare to be over-whelmed….and from a very recent review…”Jazz/pop singer-songwriter Sarah Munro captivated the audience with her performance. It was apparent that Munro’s influences were beyond her years drawing on jazz sounds and her vocals were reminiscent of ladies of Jazz such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. I would look out for Sarah’s music as she is definitely one to watch out for in the future.” (Rookie Review) …and Sarah is currently on tour supporting none other than the legend that is Paul Carrack paulcarrick taking one night off to perform here…how cool.

5th March Will Mcnicol & Chris Woods-Grove &supported by Richie Carr(14)

The headline is an exciting collaboration. Two of the finest guitarists, certainly of their generation and perhaps in Europe…Will, already crowned Acoustic Guitarist of Great Britain and chosen to perform alongside Antonio Forcione antonioforcionesketchesofafrica in 2015 and with many more shows together to follow in 2016. The Mcnicol Woods collaboration created is what you will see performed: ‘A brilliantly brooding neo-minimalist masterpiece, written and recorded in 48 hours. This new ground breaking album #48HourAtlas ‘  Chris is a guitarist, composer, performer, producer, and an educator. Touring across the globe appearing at festivals including Glastonbury Festival (UK) across to  the likes of the Mikulášsky Jazz festival in Slovakia, with performances in art houses, theatres and even prestigious shows such as the NAMM show in LA. His mind bending guitar approach is exceptional, his multi faceted creative mind has spilled out into an array of different concepts including ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’…..their first performance of this album here at The Drawingroom.

Richie Carr is making his début here and the exciting link here is that Will has been a hero of Richie’s for many a year, and as complex and challenging as Will’s music is, Richie will be performing some of Will’s music …infront of Will. No pressure here then! Watch it LIVE HERE

20th Feb: Kal Lavelle-Stepanie O & Ben Corby

  Kal LavellekalLavelle Stephanie O’Brian stephanieo…and Ben Corby (11)ben corbyii
Kal Lavelle, a returning artist, is an Irish born singer songwriter, now living in London. The Sunday Mirror listed her as a ‘One to Watch’ and Ed Sheeran sheeran brought her on tour in both the UK & Ireland. Kal’s EP ‘Shivers’ went Top 5 in the UK iTunes ‘Singer Songwriter’ Chart, and the single was named iTunes ‘Single Of The Week’ in the UK (downloaded more than 60,000 times!)…additionally, she entered the Top 10 singer songwriter charts in Japan, Netherlands and Belgium.
Stephanie O’Brian (AKA Stephanie O) is making her début here..she is mesmerising, mysterious and carrying a bold femininity in her style and sound; she’s a singer-songwriter and musician from London. She came to the music scene in her teens as founding member of Universal signed pop-harmony band The Puppini Sisters; before leaving several years later with a drive to strike out on her own. She’s worked alongside artists such as Michael Bublé buble Carole King king Cindy Lauper laupe and toured all over the world; her eclectic influences and experiences percolate her music….I can’t wait. Watch it LIVE HERE