Happy New Year!
We hope you've had a well deserved festive break, and that you are all champing at the bit for some more high quality emerging musical talent in the very special surroundings of our favourite drinking den Jamboree?
Of course you are!
We've got a nice big juicy line up to whet your appetites for 2017, so do read on...
‘Mysterious and intense, silent and loud, dreamy and passionate – a spooky beauty of a debut – parfait!’ - Turn Up That Volume
‘Loving this talent from Bridport’ - BBC Introducing
Gris-de-Lin is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist based in Dorset. Her music has elements of post-rock, blues and alt-folk, peppered with twisted electronics.
This is generally a solo project - she plays most of the instruments on the recordings herself (from acoustic/electric guitars and synths to saxophone & drums), but for this performance she'll be backed up with a full band.
Her album was produced by Cee, who recently worked on the critically acclaimed album by Torres & with Kite Base, and also features PJHarvey/Anna Calvi collaborator Rob Ellis playing drums on several tracks. It was recorded in a local nursery school, where guitar amps, synths & drums were surrounded by toy trains and puppets.
Gris-de-Lin is also currently playing in a band with Bronzerat artist Joe Gideon along with drummer Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman/Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)
"Hypnotizing, haunting, beautiful, ancient, wise and pleasantly eccentric." - The Portland Press Herald
A musical polyglot, and vocal shape-shifter, her voice – and composing – are heard on feature films, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 60 albums. When she’s not leading her own group, she tours with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, Irish music powerhouse, Solas, The Lomax Project and Billy Child’s “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. Recent solo performances include TED, Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, the London Proms Festival, features on BBC3’s The Choir, and ABC Australia’s Books & Arts programs. Her recordings feature spare, vocally driven collections of warped traditional songs, original polyphony and body percussion. In addition to her performing work, she is in high demand as a choral clinician, composer and arranger.
The Greeners are a London based duo (and sometimes more) who use multiple instruments and intricate harmonies to build their sound. Folky-pop are James and Sonya's roots, but featuring deadpan, satyrical lyrics, setting black comedy about the world around us to ear-worm riffs and soaring melodies.