November 29, 2020
The Square Tower
The Square Tower Broad Street Old Portsmouth Hants PO1 2JE
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/501473
Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea, Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea or Harbour Records in Emsworth. You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address. If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.
“Mesmerising and stunning in equal measure – an artistic triumph for a duo of undeniable talent!” (Fatea Magazine)
“Absolutely wonderful!” (Whispering Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2)
At long last we’re delighted to welcome back Ray & Sian – aka The Black Feathers – to Portsmouth after a two year absence following their two sold out shows at the Tea Tea Tray back in 2018! Their shows are nothing short of stunning, and it’s been no surprise that so many of you have asked for their return.
“Stunning harmonies that were so good it reminded me of seeing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings!” (No Depression)
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.
“Once in a blue moon, the whole soars far above the sum of it’s parts. That’s what happens when The Black Feathers perform live!” (Black Mountain News, North Carolina)
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. Their music quickly draws the interest of listeners, but it’s the stage chemistry that will keep them riveted!
Having already built up a loyal following in the UK, The Black Feathers have been spreading their wings across the US. They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival, and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at the North East Regional and Far West Folk Alliance conferences.
“Positively sparkles with energy and joy. Magical ballads that would encourage the rowdiest of crowds to fall silent!” (For The Country Record)