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Gig/party 2nd May

Sat 02/05/2015               Hannah Scott   hannascottii is Drawingroom family, she’s played so often you could be mistaking she lives here! …and we love her as much as we love her music and musical companion Stephano. What do the papers say? Hannah’s New Voice entry immediately made those at MOJO HQ want to hear more. Tonight she proved she can cut it live as well as on record.” – MOJO Magazine “These songs are built for radio.” – Paul Lester, The Guardian “Sooner or later Hannah’s combination of talent, charm and determination is certain to gain her the breakthrough she’s seeking – and as far as I’m concerned it can’t happen soon enough.” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music. “I hope you’ve never heard of her so I can be the one to introduce you to her!” – Mark Forrest, BBC regional radio across England …“This has Radio 2 written all over it.” – Nick Coffer, BBC 3 Counties “One of the best songwriters to come out of Suffolk in the last 30 years.” – Stephen Foster, BBC Suffolk

and Peter Conway peterconway played here last year His songs thread a line between Springsteen and Waites”
Music Week “He’s my favourite singer… He’s making music that many people won’t realize they need until they hear it”
Charles Shaar Murray

….and to open.. Rew Elkington and Tanya Brown-sugar Phillips. There’s no easy link to their sound suffice to say when they played here some months ago, they went down a storm.

Gig 18th April 2015

Sat 18/04/2015               Against the Grain   against Theirs is powerful and uplifting music  – guitarist Matt Sullivan and percussionist Jo May. Against the Grain will dazzle you with their stunning musical skills and exciting performances. Stirring the styles of West Africa, South America and Spain, Jo and Matt create an original blend of musical flavours – from jazz tunes, masterpieces on balafon, cajon and flamenco guitar. A unique sound with an infectious groove. Against the Grain have enthralled audiences everywhere including main stage gigs at TowerseyBroadstairs and Sidmouth festivals and other headline venues.

Supporting  solo artist Emi McDade emimcdadeii is making her debut here & so too local girl holliethubronmusicHollie Thubron.

Sat 20/06/2015  – Gig          

Sat 06/06/2015  – Gig

Sat 16/05/2015  – Gig

 Ruarri Joseph OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Such a great sound…Discovered at Glastonbury 2014 by me; what else has been said of him? “One of our best songwriters and lyricists” – The Times  “As wise as a 70 year old Johnny Cash” – NME “Genius…a breath of the freshest air” – Observer   “Like a modern Cat Stevens” – Paolo Nutini    “Stunning” –  Claudia Winkleman, BBC Radio2″ & returning artist Paul Diello  pauldiello

Sat 02/05/2015 – Gig

Sat 18/04/2015 – Gig

Gig Sat 4th April

Sat 04/04/2015    SOLD OUT but you can watch it here from a live stream from around 20:00hrs GMT with           Declan Zapala declan z Declan, a graduate from the Royal College of Music  is part of an innovative new wave of concert guitarists, writing and performing music that explores new avenues in guitar technique whilst maintaining a close relationship with the traditions of the guitar’s vast repertoire. If you’re a Facebook user, this is the link

On the same bill, someone who my son Cameron told me of two years ago Natalie Duncan natalie-duncan-l  an English soul/blues singer. She released her debut EP on the Farmyard Records label in 2009 and then featured in Goldie’s Band. She released her debut album Devil in Me in 2012 and then appeared on Later with Jools. (see this video) She has been compared to the likes of Alicia Keys and Nina Simone.

On stage first, making his debut is Aaron Floyd (12)Aaron   is only just starting out, but he has already performed to a full house at Birmingham Hippodrome earlier this year and begun growing an online following thanks to his brilliant debut track ‘Wish You Hadn’t Gone’ (listen ) Inspired by singers such as Sam Smith and John Newman, his songs are soulful and performed with a maturity beyond his young years!

21st March 2015 Sam Sallon & Vashti Anna

Sat 21/03/2015                Sam Sallon sam sallon was a delightful find at the end of 2014. He was on the same bill as Three Pilgrims in The Green Note (Camden). Sam has a huge vocal range and in some respects his voice reminds me of Rolf Tinlin. His music is both complex and hauntingly simple, tunes which you cannot let go…even when you’re trying to go to sleep! His technical ability reminded me of Will Mcnicol, he’s that good. Supporting Sam will be Vashti Anna vashtibrother to Charlie Winston Charlie+Winston cb and Tom Baxter tombaxter who played at The Drawingroom (buy his album here, it is totally stunning)in Dec 2014 with Jasmine Rodgers jasminerodger both wonderful musicians. Jasmine and Vashti’s family are steeped in music with both parents playing and performing in places like The Drawingroom as they grew up. She has a voice which dances over the hairs on the back of your neck; hauntingly beautiful, melodic and tuneful..cannot wait.

Gig Will&Luke -SOLD OUT

Sat 21/02/2015  SOLD OUT        Will Mcnicol & Luke Selby  Will Luke small res-17 Will Luke small res-1Combining their individual successes with their ever-growing fan base as a duo(click the link to taste their sound) Will & Luke recorded an album which accurately represents their explosive live sets which draw musical influences from all over the world. Everything from foot-stamping blues numbers to upbeat Brazilian dances through to powerful folk-influenced tunes and African rhythms are tackled by the pair. They’re both Drawingroom vets and very excited to get out on the road to take their debut album, Hitchhiker around the UK.