After the success of the Poetry Brothel recently that has seen Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets perform, they take over the Empire bar, this time for a headline show to fill you with their lyrical melodies of the Mediterranean existential folk variety. Gabriel and his Poets will be supported by the great Samuel Nicholson, who has also been gracing the London music scene with his songs for a while now and you can expect some great acoustic indie-folk songs from him.
GABRIEL MORENO & THE QUIVERING POETS
Heavily influenced by poetical lyricism of Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan, the band’s Mediterranean rhythms fused with folk arpeggios have provided the basis for their increasing popularity on London’s Alternative Folk scene. Their latest album Farewell Belief typifies Gabriel’s character-driven storytelling, set against crafted violin motifs and flowing Spanish guitar. Moreno is a poet and songwriter whose guitar playing style is rooted in his native Gibraltar whilst his songs have their foundations in British and American, modern musical structures.
Moreno and The Quivering Poets have completed a 10 day tour of Germany in 2017 and 2018 and played The Fire in the Mountain festival in Wales in 2017. The band regularly plays in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain.
“These are poets and musicians of the highest order...” - Americana UK
“...and when the band is in full flight it is really rather wonderful.” - Folking.com
“On his latest album, Farewell Belief, Gabriel Moreno's gentle, poetic lyrics are enhanced by the accompanying instruments. The fiddle in particular soars above and around the words superbly. I can hear touches of Leonard Cohen in several of the tracks on the album.” - Jane Clayton, West Norfolk Radio
“Perceptive, passionate, prolific & Poignant. ...solid and authentic sound that warms the heart and the soul.” - John Flannery, Art Speak, Soho Radio
London based singer-songwriter hailing from Edinburgh. Sam has been collaborating with the likes of Jeremy Tuplin and Maris Peterlvics in the London alternative folk scene. His folk-rock roots are weaved with a quasi magical-realistic musical imagery.