Category: 2016

Gig 5th March Will Mcnicol – Chris Woods & Richie Carr


5th March           Will Mcnicol & Chris Woods-Grove chris and will..and opening making his début here, playing some music scored by Will is 13 year old Richie Carrrichiecarrii
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

Gig-20thFeb: Kal Lavelle, Stephanie O and B en C orby

 Kal Lavelle kalLavelle Stephanie O’Brian stephanieo…and B en C orby (11)
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 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 is making her début here is mesmerising, mysterious and carrying a bold femininity in her style and sound; She’s is 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 Buble, Carole King, Cindy Lauper and toured all over the world; her eclectic influences and experiences percolate her music….I can’t wait. Ben has opened here on a number of occasions and aged just ten, opened boutique Music Festival Buryfields. Ben writes and plays his own material together with some ‘tribute’ songs which he really does make his own. He gets better with each live show and he’ll be sure to inspire you to pick up an instrument, whatever your age.

Gig-6th Feb The Portraits & James Kirby 2016

Sat 06/02/16                      Polly Barratt Polly Barratt  was to have performed but has sadly had a family bereavement and cancelled her UK tour. I’m delighted to announce The Portraits portraits Jeremy and Lorraine will now fill Polly’s shows… Violin, Piano and guitars. James Kirby  A night of two headline acts…lucky people…jamesKirbyiii
The Portraits, Glastonbury veterans and one of the hardest working musicians, parents, fundraiser, running their own business and performing gigs across the UK France and Ireland. Somehow their English Irish French roots works its self into their sound, popular folk, tunes, melodies, dreams, aspirations and stories of people and this world…special people.

James… has been performing his music worldwide for over 15 years…his beautiful and melodic songs hold audiences regardless of size, age and musical preference. Opening stages for artists such as Eddie Reader, Toploader, Matt Cardle & Hoosiers to name a few. He has a following  from around the World and some who have seen in Spain and further afield will be here to support him..he is simply a fantastic singer songwriter! No wonder he’s in such high demand in the UK & Europe! Watch it LIVE HERE

Gig 13th Feb Sean Taylor and Amrit Sond 2016

13th                   Sean Taylor sean taylor  George Corby (14) georgeCorby who like Grammy award winning artist Amrit Sond and Sean has performed here before.amritsondGrammy Award Winner Amrit Sond has graced the same billing as some of the world’s most renowned Guitarists on the scene today: Dominic Miller (Sting), Hugh Burns (George Michael), Ronnie Johnson (Van Morrison, Leo Sawyer).

Of Indian origin but born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Amrit was exposed to both Indian music and African folk music at a very early age. As a young teenager, he moved with his family to Kuwait, where he developed an interest in Arabic and Eastern music. This, coupled with the earlier Indian and African influences, has helped to shape his unique compositions. Only last week Amrit was the GSMC’s 1st Choice as Instrumental Artist of 2016. He takes guitar playing into an artform of its own…breath-taking.

Headlining will be Sean Taylor.  ”An absolutely superb guitarist … reminiscent of John Martyn” Bob Harris, Radio 2  ”Articulate, compelling … brilliant” (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ”A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn” Q Magazine ‘A fine blues guitarist … Taylor is a man to watch’ Guardian ”the lyrics are absolulety amazing” BBC Introducing “My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day…brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.’  Mike Harding “Formidable and skilled…recalls Chris Isaak.’ (Four Stars) Uncut ‘Sean Taylor’s work just gets classier … his talent might yet puncture the mainstream’ Classic Rock 8/10 ”A star in the making …a superb talent” Metro “Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!” Eric Bibb “Sean Taylor is the king of the singer-songwriter styling … A classic album” Maverick Magazine ”bold and brilliant masterpiece” Folk Radio UK ”Remarkable” Danny Thompson….nuff said!