Tag: live

Gig sat 12th Dec: Jazz Morley & Jasmine Rodgers

Sat 12/12/2015     jazz morley   Jazz Morley WE LOVE HER:

“Haunting vocals, oozing with the pain of heartache and beautifully humble production make Jazz’s records an enthralling listen. A storming live presence leaves no excuse to miss the experience of seeing her live.” Music Week

“She produces rich, powerful, emotive tunes that hush the atmosphere ’til everyone’s too scared to breathe in case it breaks the spell.” The Huffington Post

“Haunting and soulful singer songwriter ” Time Out, London. You can follow Jazz on Spotify for new music and playlists.https://open.spotify.com/artist/3oRBiqxwxW8BYQdWYtktZo
jasminerodgers sitting Jasmine Rodgers…what can I say…we love her, she’s played here  for many a year now….she is very special …‘her grassroots music reflected both quality composition and ease of delivery.  It was a pleasure to hear the song ‘Seamless’ from her eponymously titled 2010 solo album performed live. Jasmine offers a distinctive blend of touching melodic material, executed with ethereal musical beauty.  The notable set highlight was the melancholy ‘Drinking’, a song she has also performed with dad Paul Rodgers and brother Steve’. Did I tell you? She’s from Rock Royalty..daughter to Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad company..and this life long exposure to music shines out of Jasmine like a bright light….and NOW…she’s bringing a new album…years in the making and now its here…so be sure to witness it’s second outing following a star studded SOLD OUT ALBUM launch party…which I’m going to!

Gig 21st Nov: Hattie Briggs-Henry Fraser& George Corby

Sat 21/11/2015                 Hattie Briggs hattie briggsHenry Fraser Henry Fraser
I am eagerly awaiting the return of these two artists. They performed here in June 2015 (see this gig) Hattie Briggs is a Gloucestershire based singer-songwriter and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2014.  The 22 year-old quit Oxford University in the 2nd year of her Russian degree to concentrate on her musical career in January 2014.  Since then, her music has been played on TV, on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6Music as well as many regional BBC radio stations.  She released her debut album ‘Red & Gold’ on 6th April 2015 with a single ‘A Beautiful Mind’ on the same day.  The album includes a cover of Eva Cassidy’s version of ‘Fields Of Gold’, produced by Eva’s brother, Dan Cassidy, who also plays a violin solo on the record. (Click here to go to the dedicated ‘Red & Gold’ page where you can read the latest reviews including Q magazine, the Maverick & R2, and order the album.)Henry Fraser   An Australian, now based in London, Henry loves to play with different genres and sounds.   Henry launched his first solo EP, “Quickly” in March 2012.  “Quickly”, takes a distinctly folk bent.  It is a cosy little thing, full of pretty tunes and layered harmonies.  Henry’s eclectic musical upbringing includes a mix of self-taught instruments and classical singing, and he reflects this blend of simplicity and sophistication in his songwriting.  An arresting, intense performer, Henry’s regular appearances in Sydney, London and Oxford have gathered him a loyal and growing fan base.  Henry began playing duo sets with Hattie in mid 2013 and features on 3 tracks of Hattie’s debut EP, “My Shepherd’s Hut.”   Henry now plays with Hattie and Asha at many of the gigs all around the UK and features on the new album. For more info go to: www.henryfraser.com.

Gig- Sam Sallon & Black Feathers 7th Nov

Sat 07/11/2015                Black Feathers bl;ackfeathers 

The Black Feathers are an award winning duo from Gloucestershire in England.
The perfectly paired voices of Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes intertwine effortlessly to create a genre-defying sound, combining elements of folk, roots, americana, and southern rock. The duo have been touring all over the UK for the past 2 years, winning over new fans of all ages everywhere they go.

They have performed at festivals all over the country, including the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival,Stroud Folk Festival, and Maverick. They were awarded the 5 Valleys Folk Award in September of 2013, and theFolkstock Arts Foundation award for Best Live Performance in February the following year.

2014 also saw the release of Strangers We Meet, the duo’s debut 5 track EP, garnering national airplay on BBC Radio2, as well as regional play across the country and warm reviews from the music press, including The Telegraph, fRoots Magazine, and Acoustic Magazine.

 Sam Sallon  sam sallon Making his second performance here, 2013 saw the release of One For The Road, Sam Sallon’s debut album. A genuine labour of love, it took Sam and his producer David Watsonover two years, working strange hours on downtime out of several studios, to create this record of twelve songs and an orchestral afterword.

Sam Sallon was born in London and raised mostly in Manchester as the fourth child of eight. He started writing songs while still at school and played throughout his teens around Manchester at venues like Night and Day, Band On The Wall and the Roadhouse.

Outside the studio, Sam has spent the last few years perfecting his delivery and finding fans on tour with a diverse set of homegrown and international talents including Paul Kelly, Pete Doherty, Mark Fry, Dot Allison,Lucy Rose, Johnny Flynn, Son of Dave, Fionn Regan, Nick Harper, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kami Thompson(Rails),Johnny Bramwell, Lyle Lovett, Nouvelle Vague, Paul Wassif (Three Pilgrims) and the Neil Cowley Trio. Sam recently completed his second UK radio tour.

Gig 15th Aug Beth Rowley & Mark Abis

Sat 15/08/2015               Beth Rowley  betheditand Mark Abis markabisBeth is an artist I have followed and known of for a few years. She has appeared on stage with some giants of the music world including Burt Bacharach, David Arnold (James Bond) and as Angelo Badalamenti‘s personal guest (David Lynch’s right hand man) at Ghent film Festival.

Following her top 10 album Little Dreamer Little Dreamer(nominated for a Brit Award) her much awaited second album is just around the corner!  This is such a coup for The Drawingroom as Beth has only performed at handful of select sell-out shows each year. The last time I saw this British Blues and Soul singer/songwriter, was in front of 20,000 people. Beth told me ‘I’ve been close to releasing new music a few times, but it hasn’t been ready so I’ve waited.” Recently she teamed up with the acclaimed Producer  Abrahams, (Paolo Nutini, Nick Cave and Brian Eno) she continued “Now, working with Leo I feel like its finally ready. I cant wait to start performing it live’…so this is a pre-album, preview gig and only those in the know will be here! Opening for Beth on the night is a Drawingroom darling, Mark Abis, an artist in his own right whose music was made famous in Buffy the Vampire and Mark is one of Three Pilgrims: Mark was described as ‘one to watch’ by rock legend Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, REM) “My vote for one of the best of the new generation.”