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Gig: 6th Aug Kevin Pearce Band and Joni Fuller

Kevin’s  music is Alternative, Ethereal Folk rock. After the success of his third album ‘Dynamite’ which critics are calling “stunning”, “atmospheric and “hypnotic”, and his UK tour that followed, Essex-born Kevin shows no sign of slowing down, with a brand new single set for release in the next few months and a string of festival offers. rp_kevinpearce-150x150.jpg

Joni Joni_Fuller #1 high-energy, lovingly crafted indie folk/pop from award-winning songwriter and classically-trained multi-instrumentalist. Joni’s first solo performance was aged 12 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Since then she has honed her craft the traditional way, performing extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and North America.

Gig-6th Aug Kevin Pearce(&Band) and Joni Fuller

Kevin’s  music is Alternative, Ethereal Folk rock…. I loved it the moment I heard him play earlier this year. I know you will too. After the success of his third album ‘Dynamite’ which critics are still calling “stunning”, “atmospheric and “hypnotic”; the list of serious names who have endorsed his sound is golden, including Janice Long and Bob Harris…Want to come? Mail Me  ..and Kevin has a wicked sense of humour too. Pure entertainment.

Kevin will be playing new tracks off his forthcoming album ‘So On’  accompanied by his full band at this show.
“Track of the Day for Dynamite” – Q Magazine
“A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens “ – The Independent
“Stunning” – Dermot O’Leary BBC Radio 2
“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
“Now this i really, really love ! ” – Janice Long BBC Radio 2
“Dynamite is a Classic Album” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 

Joni Joni_Fuller #1 high-energy, lovingly crafted indie folk/pop from award-winning songwriter and classically-trained multi-instrumentalist. Joni’s first solo performance was aged 12 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Since then she has honed her craft the traditional way, performing extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and North America.

Featured as an ‘inspirational teenager’ by The Independent and ‘one to watch’ by PRS for Music, Joni is the only UK alumna of Phil Collins’ Little Dreams Foundation and an unprecedented double winner of the Make it Break it Songwriting Contest, judged by Chris Martin (Coldplay) and awarded by Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

Gig 16th July – Tom Baxter & Michelle Nadia

Headlining..the legend that is… Tom Baxter  tombaxter This is so exciting. Tom ranks amongst my favourite artists and has generously stepped in to take the Headline spot on Saturday. After gathering broad critical and public acclaim for his first two albums – “Feather & Stone” and “Skybound” – Tom took time out to rediscover his passion for the guitar and love of song-writing. He writes, plays and sings with a power, clarity and extraordinary delivery. His songs inspired by Rumi, life, love and loss have  been played  extensively across the world, not least all over Radio One and Two …used in films and TV…and at six foot something, he’s a hunk of a man…sadly girls, he’s spoken for, but you can still swoon your night way whilst he serenades you. 

Support comes from Michelle Nadia michelle-nadia..Beautiful… just gorgeous!’ – Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2 ..’It’s a lovely record’ – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ..’She’s rather good’ – Robert Elms, BBC London

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 

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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.