November 30, 2017
Exclusive “Up Close & Personal” show in the beautiful Square Tower
Thursday 30th November 2017
The Square Tower
Doors Open 7.15pm. Show Starts 7.45pm.
Tickets £14 each (£16 on the door if not sold out!).
Tickets available securely online at: www.wegottickets.com/event/412736
Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea , Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea OR Heathen Chemistry Records, 130 West Street, Fareham. You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address (which you’ll find on the side bar here). If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.
How exciting is this show going to be?!! We have three (YES 3!!) of the UK’s TOP Americana / Roots songwriters for you in one amazing show, Nashville style with all three (well 4 as the Worry Dolls are 2!) performers on stage in a semi-circle playing their own songs, and helping on others. We’ve been wanting to have something along these lines for a long time now, but this is just such am amazing line up that we’re utterly thrilled and know it’s going to be a very special night!
PLUS – it’s going to be one of our smaller shows, which will suit the format of the evening, so ticket numbers are strictly limited to 50 only, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! And this will sell out very quickly! Take a peak at the videos below and you’ll see why!!
The Worry Dolls
“The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls – a super-shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far, far away from the persistently ‘regular’ sound of folk that’s flooding the charts right now” (The Huffington Post)
Worry Dolls are a young, exciting duo born out of the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, who met in Liverpool when they were 18, both on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. Rosie joined Zoe’s band as a mandolin player and backing vocalist and their great chemistry and love of harmony led to them starting a contemporary bluegrass band playing Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch songs together. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force.
After a summer of grafting on the festival circuit, they made the decision to quit their day jobs & lives in London to fly to Nashville and record their debut album. They had a strong vision for the record even before it was fully written. The most important creative anchor was to stay true to their English roots and to work with people who could elaborate what they already had. It didn’t take long for personal recommendations to pair them with producer Neilson Hubbard, a veteran of East Nashville’s music scene with an ear for successful collaborations & a strong focus on vocals. It was soon obvious that the chemistry was mutual.
“We were instantly charmed by their glorious harmonies and idiosyncratic lyrics….two extremely talented musicians with seriously beautiful voices!” (For Folks Sake)
“I am so impressed with Robert’s music. Strong songs laced with blues and country. He is the real deal!” (‘Whispering’ Bob Harris)
Regular listeners to Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 will already no doubt be familiar with the music of Liverpudlian Robert Vincent as Bob is a massive fan of this young man – indeed he was the first recipient of the Americana Music Association UK’s “Emerging Artist” Award last year, chosen by Bob himself.
Having seen him play live at an event called Bluebird at the Bluecoat which brought the legendary Bluebird Cafe from Nashville to Liverpool, Bob invited Robert to record one of his Under The Apple Tree Sessions in his home studio and also for his Radio 2 show. Clearly this consolidated Bob’s admiration for this talented musician as he recently awarded Robert the prestigious and first ever Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award for Americana UK describing him as ”absolutely magnetic” . Bob said: “ I am so impressed with Robert’s music. Strong songs laced with blues and country. He is the real deal”.
“Live, he is a colossus! In Robert Vincent, Liverpool has a giant of such lyrical repose, of such melancholic absolution, that he towers in virtue each time he steps on to a stage, physically and musically.” (Ian Hall, Liverpool Sound & Vision)
“Celtic Americana from Leith – for God’s sake, buy this album!” (Russell Brand)
Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with the ability to connect with any audience through an emotional hurricane of stories and songs.
In his early career Dean was the front-man of the much loved Scottish Americana band The Felsons. His music has taken him far and wide, including Europe, USA and Australia. He has played shows and toured with the Mavericks, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Joan As Policewoman, John Hiatt and Nanci Griffith, and opened for Rosanne Cash at London’s Union Chapel.
His new album (his sixth solo) – Into the Sea – was recorded in Nashville (with producer Neilson Hubbard) and released in May 2015, to rave 4 and 5 star reviews and claims of “best yet”. Recent radio sessions include Bob Harris Country (BBC Radio 2), Iain Anderson Show and Ricky Ross Another Country (BBC Radio Scotland).
“One of Scotland’s best! (Whispering Bob Harris)
“Boasting a storytelling sensibility which deftly straddles folk and Americana…excellent! (Scotland On Sunday)
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