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“The Square Tower has become a top notch music venue under the expert guidance of Ken Brown’s Square Roots Promotions. I’ve yet to meet an artist who hasn’t been blown away by the experience of playing there…” FOLK RADIO
“One of the best roots music venues in the UK. Something to aspire to..”(Chris Lee)
"No one leaves without feeling an inch taller, buoyed by a night of musical and collective enjoyment.." (Philip Wilson)
Check out the dates and details of the artists and shows appearing at the Square Tower over the coming months.
“ ‘Here There’s No Sirens’ is set fair to be received as an outstanding contemporary album!” (Folk Radio UK)
“A remarkable record, engendering, in varying proportions, elements of beauty, discomfort, empathy and guilt. Something for everyone then!” (Folk Radio UK)
“This is a deeply personal and intimate set of songs with some great lyrics and astute musicianship, all recorded wonderfully and delivered with heart!” (Americana UK).
“Lucas & King’s blend of roots americana and minimalist folk combines velvet-smooth vocals with charismatic fragility to spine-tingling effect!”
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Due to illness, both of these shows are cancelled. We Got Ticket holders will be refunded automatically, those who bought physical tickets please get a refund from the place you purchased the tickets. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing Tom a speedy recovery back to full health!
"The Goat Ropers are the real deal! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them” (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers).
"I’m ready to make a bigger noise… Muddy Waters invented electricity right?”
“Spellbinding!” (The Guardian)
“Quite simply a great live act” – Time Out London
“Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style, and roots blues!”
“Phenomenal…..crackles with a rare electricity!”
“Music that skilfully combines elements of country, folk, the 60’s and more - he has been credited with being instrumental in helping define and shape English Americana!” (Folk Radio UK).
“A well-timed reminder to the world at large, that here in England we have a songwriter capable of matching the best!” (FATEA Magazine)
“A musical tour-de-force, and undoubtedly his best release to date - one can only see his star ascending as a result!” (Folk Radio UK)
“A beguiling stage presence with the natural ability to draw his audience into his songs - there are few better sights in the live music setting than watching an artist thoroughly enjoying what they are doing, and subsequently transforming that joy from the stage down and amongst the audience!” (SRP)
An Evening Of Smokin’ Bluegrass with 2019 Juno Award Nominees The Slocan Ramblers
“Traditional Roots Album Of The Year” nominee (2019)
“Emerging Artist Award” (2015)
“Traditional Album Of The Year” nominee (2016)
“The Slocan Ramblers present powerful bluegrass with a wild heart!” (Pop Matters)
“A whirlwind of bluegrass!” (Americana Highways)
“What does modern bluegrass sound like? It sounds like the Slocan Ramblers - who sound a lot like the great bands of yore! Think Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys, Flatt & Scruggs or The Stanley Brothers!” (Songlines)
“A new generation of bluegrass musicians bringing a unique energy to a decades old genre!” (Maverick Magazine
“The Slocan Ramblers put on one of the most vibrant shows of acoustic music I’ve seen in some time! It’s rare for Canadians (especially this young) to play this music with such authority, passion and yet ability for experimentation. Chops galore and a handsome bunch of fellas!” (CBC)
“The sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains!”
“A credit to the great Kentucky tradition!” (Tom T.Hall, Country Music Hall Of Fame)
“Old-time, Kentucky hillbilly!”
“That high lonesome sound. A rural edginess that when combined with the obvious great beauty, lets all who hear them know that there are special talents at work here!” (American Roots UK)
“When the Hooten Hallers come to town, you KNOW it’s gonna be a party!”
“Break out the bourbon, fire up some BBQ and call the neighbours - this Missouri blues-rock trio’s gravelly vocals and growling sax lines will keep the party going all night long!” (Toronto Sun)
“Hard, dirty, rhythm and blues! With elements of blues, country and punk, they put on a great show that leaves us clamouring for more!” (Moshville, UK)
“Their ‘hillbilly soul band’ may be around for a while! An eclectic mix of blues, country, punk and just enough horns to bring out the rockabilly!” (New Noise)
“This is rowdy, heartfelt, room-shaking and spirit-stirring music that only the dead can’t enjoy!” (Rock n Reel Magazine)
“You can hear jazz, gypsy and eastern European, klezmer, bluegrass, country and a bit of straightforward rock and pop all mixed together and marinated in bootleg hooch!” (Music Riot)
“Musical magicians Mad Dog Mcrea are synonymous not only with a damn good party, but also quality musicianship….and the odd surprise!” (BBC Radio)
“After 90 minutes, the band and audience are drained! Easy to see why they have built up such a fanatical following!” (Music Riot)
“A feast of classic folk-rock - electrifyingly good live!”
“TRADarrr - a 21st Century take on Folk Rock!”
“They took things to a whole new level, such was the synergy on stage”
“Revitalising the native folk tradition - they add a hefty dose of Anglo American and British Folk Rock elements too!” (The Living Tradition)
“Uncommonly deep and textured music that feels unique and is utterly spellbinding throughout!” (FolkRadio)
“Virtuosity, intensity and charisma…bravely original!” (John Walters, The Guardian)
“Beautiful and perfectly crafted melodies…his elaborate creations sound more like the work of a band than just one man…it feels like he has harnessed the power of time itself!” (Artree)
“Sublime in the extreme!” (Guitarist Magazine)
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4 Times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations!
Double Winners Spiral Earth Awards!
“Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie Proud!” (Acoustic Magazine).
“Seeped in history and offering inspirational tales, with this album you’re dining with delicate harmonies and listening so deep you’re immersed in the lush, passionate creation of one of the most exciting contemporary folk groups in the UK.” (Maverick *****)
’Simply Brilliant’ - The Sunday Express
“Megson are among those writing the future history of folk. Good Times Will Come Again is a musical snapshot of now. The Hannas have captured a chunk of British social history in way that is entertaining, thought provoking, great to listen to and extremely well-constructed with nuances which are incredibly subtle. These songs will be a reference point for folk singers and musicians of the future as well a wonderful example of what more folk music could and should be doing!” (Folk All)
‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’ – The Guardian
“The antidote to a bad day! Four part harmonies steal the show!” (Maverick Magazine)
“We’ve had many bands and artists come through our doors over the years, but Track Dogs are right up there with the very best of them, that much is certain! The connection they make with the audience is something special - smiles are the currency that they deal in with their mesmeric and ridiculously addictive sound. Destined to be huge festival favourites!” (Ken Brown, Square Roots Promotions)”
“Superior Americana…joyous stuff!” (Hot Press)
“Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms!”
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“Outlaws, modern hillbillies…Mumford & Sons’ evil twins…old-school bluegrass filtered through a punk sensibility, fuelled with an energy that suggests they also tear the roof off live!”
“Something different, something raw! The Dead South can make you forget your troubles and even what century you’re in!”
“Their aptitude for delivering a traditional roots sound with the energy and enthusiasm of a group of young upstarts has gained The Death South a massive worldwide audience in a very short amount of time.!”
“One of England’s greatest singer songwriters” – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
“Steve Knightley’s songs have developed such an edge it’s hard to deny them any longer” – MOJO
“I’m going to have to file May beside all my Nanci Griffiths CD’s because these two women are gold!” (No Depression)
“Sitting in the midst of her on-stage charismatic appeal generated beams of spiritual waves and the introduction of an artist with an impressive trail could not have been a more fulfilling experience!” (Three Chords & The Truth)
“May Erlewine has the sort of soul-baring voice that moves the Alan Lomaxes of the world to abandon the ivory tower for the back roads of rural America!” (Harvard Independent)
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We look forward to seeing you at some of our shows in possibly the loveliest (and certainly most historic!) setting you’re likely to visit.
Keep music live…