MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS UK TOUR WITH GOSPELBEACH
Saturday 19th August - Green Man Festival, Wales
(Guest appearance with GospelBeacH)
Monday 21st August - Prince Albert, Brighton
Wednesday 23rd August - Moth Club, London
Friday 25th August - Mono, Glasgow
Saturday 26th August - The Crescent, York
Sunday 27th August - The Castle, Manchester
SARAH JANE SCOUTEN
2017 UK TOUR
Tuesday 3rd October
Cramlington Folk Club, Cramlington
Wednesday 4th October
Woodend Creative, Scarborough
Thursday 5th October
Black Swan Folk Club, York
Saturday 7th October
Music @ Craigie Folk Club, Scotland
Wednesday 11th October
Running Horse, Nottingham
Thursday 12th October
Crail Folk Club, Fife
Saturday 14th October
Wychood Folk Club, Oxon
Sunday 15th October
Nest Collective, London
Tuesday 17th October
Leith Folk Club, Leith
Saturday 21st October
Cellar Bar, Cardigan
Fri 25 August - Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch (London's Got Soul)
Sat 26 August - Volks, Brighton (Brighton Mod Weekender)
NED ROBERTS is a hotly-tipped, London-based folk musician, who has drawn comparisons with the likes of Tim Hardin, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen. With a timeless quality to his sound, a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, his songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era.
Lights On The River is the first single to be released from his new album, which was recorded in LA and produced by Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) who discovered Ned some years ago and has championed his music ever since. The highly anticipated new album Outside My Mind is due for release on March 24th on Aveline Records.
Outside My Mind felt a long time coming for Ned, with songs written over a period of three or four years. Largely an album of love-songs, both hopeful, devastated, and all things in between, the album was in a sense cathartic to record, a way to explore a moment and also to move beyond it.
The recording in LA was a much quicker process. They went into the studio with 15 acoustic guitar demos, and within 5 days came out with the finished record. “Recording to tape kept things tight explains Ned, we didn’t have endless reels, so couldn’t indulge in take after take. I enjoyed these practical limitations as they really focused the creative process, and kept everything fresh.”
His eponymous debut (2014) brought him to the attention to the UK media, with plays on BBC 6 Music (Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe) BBC Radio 2 (Huey Morgan, Jo Whiley) as well as BBC Radio Scotland. The album also received outstanding reviews in the national press, including rave reviews in Guardian and Uncut magazine.
No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell, and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek.
He has also toured the West Coast of the US, embarked on a 14-date tour of Germany, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy.
UK TOUR DATES AUG/SEPT 2017
26th Aug Bristol Gryphon
27th Aug Bude The Wyldes
29th Aug Brighton Latest Bar
30th Aug Manchester Castle Hotel
1st Sept Bradford The Underground
2nd Sept Edinburgh Woodland Creatures
3rd Sept Glasgow Broadcast
4th Sept Cambridge Portland Arms
5th Sept Oxford The Library
6th Sept London Slaughtered Lamb
7th Sept Guildford Rowbarge
8th Sept Kettering Prince Of Wales
9th Sept Derby Hairy Dog
RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2016 ON AVELINE RECORDS
"Her tales leave you breathless" - MOJO ★★★★
"Songs so quirky and unexpected that it's impossible to imagine anyone else performing them, following none of the more conventional styles of songwriting. And it actually works" - GUARDIAN ★★★★
Known for her quirky, insightful, poetic lyrics and insidious melodies, RUTH THEODORE is excited to announce the release of her fourth solo album CACTACUS on September 23rd 2016 on Aveline Records.
The recording sessions saw Ruth crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with Todd Sickafoose, best known for his work with Ani DiFranco, as well as recently producing two award winning albums for Anais Mitchell.
Ruth travelled and performed her way through California and up into Oregon, to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spector, Lauryn Hill), and violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed).
Ruth is so much more than a singer-songwriter. Her use of unconventional guitar techniques and unique tunings has thrilled listeners and dumbfounded peers since the release of her 2007 debut 'Worm Food'.
CACTACUS features Ruth's distinguishable songwriting style and honest lyricism at its core. Her voice, guitar and piano, cocooned in soulful male backing vocals contribute to a deliberate sexual tension, most prevalent in the abstract and moody 'The Carcass And The Pride'. Theodore's string and vocal arrangements are deliberate and dramatic, whilst Sickafoose softens the edges with depth and texture. Songs such as 'Everything is Temporary' and 'Loop Hole' refer back to Ruth's much loved patch of land in Hackney, whilst 'Scavengers' is a playful but fierce social comment on the rapid influx of privilege to the arts of East London. First single 'You Can't Help Who You Love' tells the story of a battle with cancer form the perspective of the carer (which was four years in the writing), where as 'Kissing in Traffic' and 'Wishbone', are out and out love songs.
Following the recording and release of the first of her three self-produced records through River Rat Records, Ruth moved on to a tiny narrow boat with no heating or electricity on the River Lea in East London. This has been her home for the last 10 years. The river and the land on which she moors have been a great source of inspiration, and keen to continue creating on the water Ruth has single-handedly converted a larger boat into a studio space which has become the base for her band and other local musicians and is now home to one of the most unique and truly intimate house concert music events in London.
Her albums have received critical acclaim from the UK media, with reviews running in The Guardian & The Observer, whilst also achieving national radio play on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music, alongside rave reviews in music magazines Mojo, Q, fRoots and more.
Sun 25th June - Somerset, UK - Glastonbury Festival
Tue 27th June - Dublin, Ireland
Thu 29th June - Edinburgh, Scotland
Sun 2nd July - London, UK
Tue 4th July - Rome, IT
Wed 5th July - Milan, IT
Fri 7th July - Barcelona, ES
Cruilla Barcelona Summer Festival
Sun 9th July - Rudolstadt, Germany