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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 their 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.
So, here’s the plan. Turn up at 730 pm….food is served shortly after you arrive.
The music starts at 8:15 pm (20:15GMT) so ideally arrive at 7:30 pm so we can get you seated and fed; 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.
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.
save £10 on the second (or additional) date (so just £20)
…and pay just one week before each gig.
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.
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This is already a totally banging start to the year…..prepare for the awesomeness of 2019!
26th January…our first gig of the year…and what a way to start!
Katy Hurt with support from Ruby
This is Katy’s début performance here. She has rapidly become a leading light on the UK Country/Americana scene and all without having released a full length studio album. 2018 has seen her nominated for “Best Country/Folk Act” at the Unsigned Music Awards as well as performing festival slots at Country 2 Country, BlackDeer, Rhythmtree, Cornbury and many more. BBC Radio 2’s Paul Sexton described Katy as “One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene”, saying “Hurt’s distinctive EP is the latest evidence of a career that’s already produced an iTunes UK Country No. 1 in ‘Love You More, she’s a vivacious and magnetic performer…Check her out now whilst you can still get to the front row”. Katy’s performance at The Pilton Party, highly praised by Glastonbury legend Michael Eavis, introduced crowds to her latest singles displaying great crossover potential into the rock, pop and blues genres. “Truly a diverse artist”.
…and making a return from an outstanding début last summer…Ruby(11)…a finalist in the UK’s young song-writer/Open Mic(20th Jan) indigo at The O2…and she’s down to the final ten!
2nd Feb Georgia and the Vintage Youth & Lucy Mair
I met Georgia in Camden one evening when collecting Joe Slater…they were on the same bill.
This boys and girls is the real deal. Read on!
“I’m Georgia Crandon, 22, singer/songwriter from Essex and I gig with my band ‘The Vintage Youth’. I grew up listening to soul, Motown, reggae and all that stuff. I used to be well into musical theatre and that’s what introduced me to jazz. Training in theatre got me listening to Cole Porter and Gershwin, songs that I recognised from singers like Ella and Billie. I gave up on the theatre thing when I realised that I was less interested in the dance routines and more interested in the Ray Charles tunes they were dancing to. That’s when I started gigging and writing my own songs.“
Since then she’s released three EP’s, all have had airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing and local BBC Radio shows such as Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Kent, plus a tonne of online radio stations. And so far she’s had the opportunity to work with some amazing people. Her first EP ‘The Girl’ featured Dave Swift (Jools Holland R&B Orchestra) on bass and my second EP ‘El Reco’ featured some toasting from Neville Staple (The Specials). Now, her latest EP ‘Go Funk Yourself’ was produced by Mo Pleasure (Earth, Wind & Fire) and features John Waugh on saxophone (The 1975), which ain’t too bad for a Loughton girl!
Lucy Mair a veteran of three shows here, writes and plays some amazing tunes which are simultaneously complex and simple. On guitar and keys, she loops both her voice and instruments, weaving an intense sound blushed with a classical jazzy soulful mix….‘def. one to watch’..would not be at all surprised if she created an absolute classic if she has not written it already.
9th Feb Joseph Slater and Max Blansjaar
One of the hottest and certainly most interesting, fast rising musical whirlwinds in the industry, Joe is the real deal. In the last two years he has dropped ‘cover’ gigs in bars across Liverpool. Since when, things have changed. Joe was picked up by an new emerging musical force, Talentbanq, a UK music agency. They put him to work and everywhere he gigged, people noticed. From Croxteth one year to helicopter flights by Bentley to gig for them, and having Suzanne Vega open for him at Isle of White the next.
His first single, produced by none other than Grammy award winning Kip Eldridge, ‘Lady’ jumped in at number thirty on itunes and Lady has been featured by musical legend and new music champion Tom Robinson, twice in the last few weeks.
Max Blansjaar is the discovery of my most extraordinary Drawingroom, find.. Julia Walker(LittleFish–CandySays) Just 15 years old, and signed to Beanie Tapes label, he displays the maturity of someone in his 20’s. …adding to the list of names who make this place.. #HomeToEmergingStars
Joe’s signature voice is made only more magnificent when his confident, distinctive, flamboyant playing style wrapped up in catchy melodies and powerful stories of his story. If you are in any doubt, see Joe perform the last two songs at his last gig here in November last year.
16th Feb Night Flight and Francesca Luker
Night Flight, a five piece, stripped back to two on the night, including Harry Phillips, a veteran of several Drawingroom shows. This will be Night Flight’s maiden showcase here; am really excited to hear their live sound. Counting Elton John amongst their fans Night Flight have also supported Paul Simon in Hyde Park…so, be prepared to be wowed!
Francesca Luker is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter based in Buckinghamshire. Signed to BFS Records, her debut EP ‘Take Me Down’ was released 10th November 2018, having been played on BBC Introducing, Beds, Herts and Bucks.
will.i.am said: “When I first heard Francesca I was amazed that it was so rich, as if she lived life for years, her tone was so smooth, she sounds amazing”.
Francesca has long been a favourite of mine at “The Drawingroom” ; She has a massive voice with an extraordinary range; think Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse…and given that she is so young, you will be astounded at her songwriting and live performances. She has performed here a number of times since the age of 12.”
23rd Feb Jake Morrell and Dessie Magee
Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England!
Jake was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O’Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival.
Irish Brighton based troubadour Dessie Magee is a modern folk-pop singer-songwriter who incorporates elements of rock, blues and soul.
Taking influence from the sound and live energy of Johnny Cash, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, The Lumineers & Nathaniel Rateliff, Dessie has been making waves with a sound described as a mixture between Frank Turner & Kings of Leon.
Appearing solo, duo or as a four/five piece, Dessie’s passionate & energetic performance promises to take any audience on an unforgettable journey.
Dessie’s Accolades Include:
- Sold out headline London, Brighton and Northern Irish Shows
- BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Ulster Airplay & Support
- American & Australian Radio Airplay & Support
- BBC Introducing Track Of The Day
- 2018 Festival Appearances include: The Great Escape, Chagstock, more tbc
- Music sync with Major Games developer Climax Studio (Assassins Creed, Fable)
- Extensive American Tour June/July 2017
- The Unsigned Guides Track of the month February 2018
- Appearances in Game Of Thrones
- Tracks produced by Tim Bidwell (Lucy Rose, Fink, Matthew & The Atlas)
- 1 month in the top five Music For Your Heart French Charts
2nd March Hannah Scott & Emma Lohan
Hannah Scott, a Drawingroom favorite, draws much of the inspiration for her music from her affinity with Italy. A year living and working on an olive press in rural Tuscany in her late teens provided the backdrop to her early work and she has found her musical home with creative partner Stefano Della Casa who she met in London but may well have met years earlier when regularly passing through the train station he was working in!
I met Emma on the tube on the way back from a gig. She’s loads written about her: “Emma’s clearly the rolling stone which softly gathers everything.” Dann Chinn… Captivating” Hoxton Radio…“Emma Lohan’s Wander Free is as sweet as candy floss and equally as soft. Just close your eyes..” Bobby Brown, musician.ie “Brilliant and captivating! My favourite gig of 2017! Emma Lohan has reached a new level of live performance.” –so said David Boland, of aae.ie
9th March Jon Kenzie Jon sings the blues, unlike anyone else I know on the circuit. He has a signature voice and material to match. Packing halls across Germany and England, he’s a truly special artist with three albums to his credit, definitely one to watch.
16th March Megan Henwood with Findlay Napier
This will be a night of two headline acts working together, and what a catch. If ever an artist called on all the elements in her songwriting, it’s Megan Henwood. The distinguished English singer-songwriter is far too self-deprecating to describe herself as a force of nature, but her third album ‘River’ affirms her unique ability to create roots music of beguiling purity from what’s around her. Listen/watch this.
With Megan is one of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene. Findlay Napier is an insurgent talent that comes on like a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright. Distilled to artful acoustic guitar and Napier’s remarkable voice his most recent album ‘Glasgow’ captures the timeless essence of one of the world’s great cities.
23rd March Chris Woods Grove & Richie Carr
30th March Faeland & Sascha Osborn
Faeland create songs for the spirit, folk-pop with a mystical Celtic edge.
Based in Bristol and Stroud, UK, Faeland fuse deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation, bringing an innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music. They recently released their debut album, All My Swim, which has received support and acclaim from BBC 6 Music (via Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson), Uncut Magazine, Folk Radio UK and a host of others.
Sascha Osborn is a London based singer songwriter of reflective and heartfelt folk songs, inspired by jazz harmony, soulful melodies, descriptive lyrics and a love of simple everyday natural beauty.
‘Looking Out and After’ her debut album recorded and produced by Patrick Wood, released in Autumn 2018 which she describes as an ‘oil painting weaving colourful shades of hope, loss, change, love and reflection.’
6th April Jon Hart & Billy Watman
Billy Watman and Jon Hart are two of the country’s top acoustic guitarists. Billy Watman is an award
winning 17 year old Anglo-Brazilian classical / fingerstyle guitarist, inspired by the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Oldfield and Paco De Lucia. In 2016, reached the grand final of ‘Guitar Star’ – a guitar based talent show open to all ages and genres for Sky Arts TV, which was broadcast in Europe, Australia and South America. Billy stunned audiences with some extraordinary performances – for judges including Jazz legend George Benson, Classical Virtuoso Miloš Karadaglić, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti – who described him as ‘a little genius’. His audition for the show, performing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at London’s Royal Festival Hall was an internet sensation, altogether his videos have been seen by over 60 million people.
UK Fingerstyle singer-songwriter, Jon Hart, has received critical acclaim from across the acoustic guitar world for his debut album ‘Reborn’, folk-fingerstyle album ‘Set Sdrift’ with Daryl Kellie and three Eps, ‘Defuse, Sticks and Stones’ and ‘Momento’ He has toured throughout the UK and Europe. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, Jon was from an early age picking up the piano at 5 and then moving on to guitar and singing at 8. After equipping himself with a National Diploma at Platform One and a BA Hons in Music from Southampton University, he has built up strong foundations I Surrey and multi-award-winning functions, in demand guitar tuition and highly recommended session work.
13th April Sansha
27th April Kathrine Priddy
4th May Will McNicol &
11th May No Gig
18th May The Portraits and Sadie Jemmett
The Portraits are a Somerset Acoustic duo …Lorraine and Jeremy Millington, vets of six Glastonbury’s, and whose 2017 tribute song for Jo Cox MP went viral and championed by Clare Balding on BBC Radio 2. Their storytelling song style, a worldly mix of Anglo-Irish harmonies and upbeat catchy tunes, provides the backdrop to a recurring theme of unity and peace in these turbulent times. Their 2018 was largely taken up with a crazy and fabulous Song of Unity project, where people sent the band video selfies saying or singing one word into their phones, ‘Harmonise’, with every single one used on their new single of the same name, inspired by Jo Cox’s mantra of “we have more in common than that which divides us”. Their forthcoming 2019 album will feature ‘Harmonise’ and a dozen more songs inspired in one way or another by the same theme of the triumph of harmony over discord. In that way, it will truly be a song cycle for the turbulent times we are living through.
1st June Herron Brothers
8th June No Gig
15th June BURYFields
29th June Glastonbury
13th July Molly’s Kiss
20th July My eldest son Edwin and Helen Copeland
are getting married here at The Drawingroom… so…NO gig!!
Below is work in progress…pls ignore!!
Naomi Banks Max Blansjaar
Jon Kenzie & Hollie Rodgers
Mr Tom Hingley and Naomi Banks
this is work in progress:
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.