January 13, 2018
Saturday 13th January 2018 – The Black Feathers SOLD OUT
Extra date added due to phenomenal demand SOLD OUT
Saturday 20th January 2018 – The Rosellys SOLD OUT
Doors Open 7.30pm. Show Starts 8.00pm.
The Tea Tray,
31 Osborne Road,
Hants, PO5 3LR.
Tickets for this one are ONLY available online at the We Got Ticket link above, to reserve via our e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org , or in store in The Tea Tray itself. 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 here on the website!) If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.
This is part of our “Americana Series” of shows in the beautiful and quirky Tea Tray – we started this small series of shows last January with Dennis Ellsworth and Carter Sampson, and they sold out quickly and everyone really loved the unique vibe of this lovely cafe, and being so connected to the artists – so we thought, “let’s do it again!”!
There are only going to be 43 tickets available for each show due to the venue size, but this will be the most amazing chance to see 2 of the UK’s most exciting duos, in the most intimate of settings! We think this amazing little cafe is the perfect venue in which to see these amazing artists up close and personal! Notwithstanding that, The Tea Tray is fully licensed, so you’ll be able to have a nice drink and Nicki also makes the most amazing cakes! It promises to be 2 gorgeous evenings! And these WILL sell out, so get your tickets well in advance folks!
The Black Feathers
“Absolutely wonderful!” (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2)
The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.
Americana, Folk and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities co-exist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.
2016 was an incredible year for the Black Feathers. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart, and the Official UK Americana chart. A live album recorded at The Convent in Stroud has also been released and very well received. Tours in the UK and the USA, as well as an Irish tour supporting Eddi Reader, have kept Sian and Ray busy throughout the year. They could easily rest on their laurels, but instead have been spending their downtime working on new material to be released in 2017.
“Stunning harmonies that were so good it reminded me of seeing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings!” (No Depression)
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“Blending good time country vibes with bluegrass and Cajun traditions, even as a duo they are mesmerising, two guitars and two voices blending perfectly and playing around and between each other!” (Maverick Magazine)
We’re delighted to welcome The Rosellys back to Portsmouth following their sold out show with us last February where they wowed a packed out Square Tower! This time, Rebecca and Simon will be playing a special up close and personal duo show guaranteed to leave you smiling! Check out the You Tube videos below for proof of that!
In 2015 The Rosellys signed to Clubhouse Records (Redlands Palomino Co, Cale Tyson, Don Gallardo, Erin Rae) and released their first full band album ‘The Granary Sessions’, gathering praise from musicians, critics and audiences alike. They have toured extensively across the UK, Australia and America – notably the Southern States where San Antonio (Texas) has become their second home. Influenced by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, it is clear The Rosellys have an absolute love for Americana music.
“Brilliant! A good example of that crossover where Britain meets America, and it makes a very special sound indeed!” (Ralph McLean Country – BBC Radio)
“If the likes of Gram Parsons reframed country music through the lens of the 60’s counter culture and Ryan Adams did the same as an introspective, urban, country rock renegade, then there is definitely room for a new take on the genre by a bunch of English based interlopers!” (The Telegraph)
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