If you would like to come to one of these events… (if we’ve not met) I’d like to meet or at least talk with you first. Why?

Well, we have no bouncers or doormen; this is my home, I want you feel and be safe, you will be introduced to whomsoever you are sat beside and everyone becomes family. This means you will be surrounded by like-minded souls in this extraordinary venue; it ensures a safe environment, for you, your partner, you children, your friends, where some of the most extraordinary emerging World class musicians perform original music…and we listen, in silence…that’s the deal.

It’s intense and uniquely special. Ask anyone who has performed or been here.

Turn up at 730 pm. The music starts at 8:15 pm (20:00GMT) so ideally arrive at 7:30 pm so we can get you seated and  there is a home cooked meal as part of the show, included in your ticket. If you are struggling to pay the full price, talk to me, I am happy to accept an offering.

Tickets prices:
Adult prices are £30 (Early-bird tickets-if booked one week prior to the event £25)
Concessions (70yrs+under 25yrs) £20 (Early-bird tickets-if booked one week prior to the event £15)
Under 10’s FREE   come for FREE..however add £4 for food, if they wish to eat.

Like all rules, there are exceptions.  If the nature of your work or circumstances prevent you from knowing your availability until the last moment, you must have at least expressed an interest in coming to a particular show by email beforehand to avoid paying the higher price. If there are other extenuating circumstances, please email.

Tickets should be paid for before the event please.

To book/reserve or buy a ticket, please email me and either PayPal (PLEASE NOTE: PayPal only: Add £1 per ticket handling fee) or transfer the money to:

s/c 089250
a/c 70576593

Gigs & Parties:

We showcase the most incredibly talented musicians every Saturday night.
It is why we are known as  #HomeToEmergingStars
Try Googling it!

 Tickets should be paid for before the event please;
if you are known to me and I have agreed to this, you may pay cash on the night.

The 1st confirmed bookings get seats  nearest the musicians/choice of seats,
…and if you cannot be here,
link to the LIVE STREAM on YouTube

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I do hope you can make it…call/text me or better still, mail me richard@the-drawingroom.co.uk

 

22nd      No gig planned

29th     Hattie Briggs  and support from Gareth Lee  a singer / songwriter / session musician hailing from Cornwall in the UK. 

Hattie is of course one of our favourite artists having gigged here several times over the last few years. ​Hattie is a 25 year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Chichester but currently based in London.  Recently named Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017, she won the prize of supporting Lucy Rose at the prestigious O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Her music brings together pop, folk and electronic influences, which she delivers with honesty and intent. She has a signature voice, one you will instantly know. It has an integrity all of its own, crystal clear and she writes tunes, tunes that will haunt you and you will wake up humming to. 

Gareth Lee Likened to James Taylor, his music focuses heavily on story telling and memorable melodies. “It is great to see that poetic and skilful lyricists are still out there, and are resisting the allure of pop’s bland content”  – Kingstock 100 word reviews

 After winning best solo male in the ‘What’s On’ Music awards, Gareth went on to open for acts such as George Ezra , Pete Murray, & Bellowhead and toured extensively as part of the duo Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis. Playing nationally on the Folk & Festival circuit with a highlight being Glastonbury 2016. 

 

As well as his solo & duo work he’s played as part of the touring bands, The Changing Room ,The Grenaways and more recently as a guitarist for Liz Mcclarnon at the O2 Country2County Festival and Nashville Nights. Currently in the process of writing & recording his 3rd solo release ‘Calm & Chaos’ Keep an eye out for lots of new music and touring in the near future

October

6th       John Craigie Hanna Haas 

Born and bred in California, Craigie has charmed audiences in all 50 United States and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, he has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov’s farm.

“John Craigie is a dude. Craigie presents himself as no more than that but he’s a tremendously talented dude with a guitar and a great voice that can tell a funny story. Craigie can follow that story up with an even better song.” – Glide Magazine

“Hanna has written music since her early teens, and her soothing guitar and soft vocals powerfully draw the listener in. For Unstruck, Hanna was able to collaborate with good friends who contributed to her songs such as Chris Lynch and Ben Berry (from Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra), Jessie Marks, Erin Chapin (from Rainbow Girls), Alexis Hawk (from MAJK) and her brother and classical guitarist Aaron Haas.”

13              The Herron Brothers   Emily Magpie           Paul and Steve Herron were Influenced amongst others by Macca, Crowded House, The Shins, Blur, Maximo Park, Dire Straits, Pepper, George Harrison and Super Furries…these two brothers write and play indie folk at its finest. Cool melodic tunes with deeply passionate rhythmic music…put simply, they make a truly great sound and I hope you will make it here to see them. Paul and Steven Herron, being real-life brothers, have played and sang together for their whole lives. Hailing from the most north eastern borders of England, they fronted Derby’s The Sons until 2014 and have now created their upcoming album The Last Ones Left. The first single – Stuck in the Sun – features a tongue-in-cheek video celebrating the three days of sunshine they say they have seen in Derby this year so far. They say the single will want to make listeners throw their computer in the bin and “dance in the temperamental English summer sun”.

20th             Diana DeMuth & Nico Gaul

From the US and from Belgium. First Nico …somewhere between fingerpicking, blues, rock… all acoustic! He writes delightful tunes and his delivery is exquisite. This will be his first performance here and i’m very much looking forward to it.
Diana de Muth comes to us from the US: “There’s a smouldering urgency to her presence. As she performs, intensity flickers over her face. There’s a gravity to her delivery that places her along a continuum of bluesy storytelling in American music; a veritable road-trip soundtrack to leaving familiar places, people and heartache behind, healing and inevitably moving on.”

27              Dan Wilde & Joe Wilkes  
Dan Wilde really is one of my very favourite artists and he has been performing his own brand of richly observant folk both in the UK and around the world for the past seven years. And in that time, he’s developed a growing fan-base and a reputation amongst those who know as “a fantastic songwriting talent who without a doubt will deserve and demand your attention” (Eclectically Challenged).

Who else thinks he’s a bit good? “engrossing and charismatic” — FOLKWORDS   “love it, love it, love it” – JEREMY VINE BBC RADIO 2     “simply beautiful” – CLARE BALDING BBC RADIO 2 “wonderfully perceptive” – RICHARD MADELEY BBC RADIO 2

Joe can count Folk juggernauts Bert Jansch and Davy graham became fans and shared the occasional bill together on what was then a bourgeoning acoustic revival. Here On This Frontline (2009) saw Wilkes fine-tune a politically conscious European folk identity. Looking For The Grave of Garcia Lorca came out (2012) If the previous two records hadn’t already then this album set Wilkes apart from the rest of the acoustic artists, stealing lines from Victor Hugo, eulogising Lorca and not delivering a standard museum piece. 2018 sees the long awaited release of Japanese Elvis; a collection of mainly piano songs, suicide love ballads and cryptic political forebodings.”

Nov

3           Elliot Morris  and Anna Pancaldi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10        Lauren Ray  and Naomi Banks 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17                 Sam?

24              Mark Sullivan

Dec

1st        Jake Morley  and Floatstone

Touring some of Britain’s best tiny venues this autumn to deliver up-close performances of new material, Jake Morley is one of the UK’s most distinctive and interesting songwriters at the top of his game. Among the best lap-style guitar players in the world, he combines the sound of guitar, piano and drums into one instrument with seemingly impossible dexterity. Coupled with his incisive songwriting that moves seamlessly from heartbreak to humour, his fearless live shows mark him out as an artist to be seen as well as heard.

After two previous tours in 2012 and 2013 FLOATSTONE toured for the third time in the US in June of 2015. Travelling for a month from New York to New Orleans and back, he played concerts with colleagues Jimmy Robinson (New Orleans) and Lily Kiara (Amsterdam) in New York, Alabama, Mississippi, New Orleans, Chicago and many more places. In september 2015 they toured in Belgium, Holland and Germany. 
FLOATSTONE has been playing frequent solo concerts in Belgium and the Netherlands.
In May 2014 he was invited to tour in Estonia. Highlight of the tour was being billed as the Headliner at Mailaul Singer-Songwriter Festival 2014.
He has been a welcome guest on several radio and TV stations in Europe and the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is work in progress…pls ignore!!

 

Jasmine Rodgers

Naomi Banks   Max Blansjaar

Jon Kenzie Hollie Rodgers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr Tom Hingley and Naomi Banks


Rosie Caldecott

this is work in progress:

Sara Cosgrove

 

July 21st          Hollie Rodgers & Peter Conway

Hollie Rogers is a London based singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice. Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews, with regular reference to the level of honesty in her lyrics and songs.

Hollie has supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell. playing with a full backing band or as a duo with double bass; her live shows are not to be missed.

Peter Conway is an acclaimed independent singer songwriter and recording artist who has gigged here a few years ago. He has a unique unforgettable voice and song delivery. Creating music, celebrated by both fans and the press alike, as being classic and timeless with a sound that is soulful, rootsy and deeply emotive.