Harbottle & Jonas
Harbottle & Jonas have established themselves as one of the most exciting duos on the folk circuit today. Currently touring with their fourth album The Sea Is My Brother, with a strong maritime flavour, the duo has evolved a compelling live signature sound, blending their distinctive solo voices with concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and cittern with their powerful close vocal harmonies. Partners in life as well as music, Dave and Freya combine a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Every song tells a story and they are great live with a real spark between them. Their songs cover the political and historical as well as the more personal and they have received plaudits from folk icons including Seth & Geoff Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Lankum, Declan Sinnott, Mark Radcliffe and Tom Robinson.
'Definitely one of the best folk acts I’ve heard in a long while‘ – Music News
‘I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle & Jonas’ – Folkwords
‘Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements 9/10’ – Americana UK
Dan Webster & Emily Lawler
Dan Webster plays an exciting blend of Folk/Americana with more than a dash of country and rock and roll. Dan is lauded as ‘one of the best kept musical secrets and one not to miss!’, ‘Achingly lovely, like sun breaking on a rain swept highway...’ RnR and an ‘An insightful lyricist with a great voice’ Acoustic Magazine. According to Americana UK - ‘He is the missing link, the joining point, where folk fuses with country – as good as you’ll hear on any record out of Austin or Nashville - beautiful – he is Anglicana’. Dan is a road-seasoned English singer-songwriter, his music is influenced by the sounds and storytelling traditions of American and British Folk music, which he uniquely blends into his own distinct fusion of Folk and Americana.
Emily is influenced by Eastern European Folk, Latin American and Experimental music and shares Dan's passion for Folk, Americana and Country. Emily recently had her orchestral composition 'Elemental Soundscapes' performed by York's Guildhall Orchestra. Before moving to the North of England to study she lead the Suffolk Youth Orchestra.
£13.50 advance (£16 on the door, £10 under 17)