GLADSTONE RIVERSIDE MUSIC:
SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2012.
Jenny Lindfors is a Dublin born singer songwriter signed to the much respected PIAS label. She is currently working on her second album, the follow up to her critically claimed debut "When The Night Comes', aided by members of Gomez and Bristol band Phantom Limb. Her's is a highly sophisticated folk sound informed by mid seventies Laurel Canyon, with shades of everything from Joni to KT Tunstall, woven together by a unique and powerfully soulful voice.
James has independently released albums ‘Plan your own escape’ (2005) and ‘Cover up’ (2008), and currently has the single Citizen Cained out on Melodica Recordings. McArthur delivers accomplished songs in his unique style of hazy folk. His sound, lovingly honed on the incubative London circuit, echoes the likes Nick Drake and Iron and Wine from a perspective that's all his own, one that's at once grounded and fleeting, yet always profound.
McArthur spent his formative days as a drummer playing for all sorts of people including Paul Weller. To be found playing live with his band The Head Gardeners, Nature is a theme pursued throughout much of his work.
A strange and thrilling mix; Smokey mountain harmonies, Irish Sessions and bold sumptuous melodies that leave you all set for the unraveling and longing for more.
Troubadour Rose formed on a cold November morning in 2009 at a dusty violin workshop in Stoke Newington. The fortuitous meeting comprises Gary Bridgewood, violinist and workshop proprietor, multi-instrumentalist Lizzy O’Connor who was working as a part time cleaner, and wandering, out of work songstress Bryony Afferson, in search of a few band mates.
Paul Weller “Love the songs, great band, good luck!”
Gaz Cobain/Brian Dougans - Producers – Noel Gallagher “Bryony and Lizzy have added a new dimension of vocals to our latest production. Completely enchanting and wonderful.”
Folk Radio UK "Sometimes when you come across a newly discovered band, you get a feeling in your gut that you've found something special. I get this feeling about this bunch."
Gabrielle Froden. a.k.a. Foreign Slippers, is a Swedish singer-songwriter signed to the excellent Izumi label, home to Duke Special, Betchadupa, and the Mummers amongst others. Hers is an epically beautiful sound, traversing the same territories as Arcade Fire and Band of Horses, brought to life by a splendid live band. Of her cd currently on sale through Rough Trade, TLOBF said ‘…moving, dramatic, wonderfully sung..a very very impressive piece of twinkling beauty. Quite an experience.'
Welcome to the world of Foreign Slippers, where flocks of scratchy birds fly over enchanted forests full of cloth dogs and mercurial musicians, while a bewitching voice sings lullabies to the icy sky.
THE DOG ROSES
The Dog Roses are a stunning roots, Americana, country rock'n'roll band. A five piece based around drums, double bass, guitar, accordion,scorching fiddle and mandolin, they do for country and bluegrass what the Pogues did for Irish music- inject it with a huge dose of rock'n'roll. Great songs and fantastic players guarantee a seriously good time, not to be missed.
"This is what you get if you mix country music with west coast harmonies, indie attitude and the odd furious burst of vitriolic home-made punk" - CZine
THE RAMSHACKLE UNION BAND
The Ramshackle Union Band: peddling a fine line in bluegrass-tinged indie folk. The rich three-part harmonies and raucous tumbling rhythms in their alt-Americana sound calls to mind the country funk of The Band and the rock and roll attitude of the Violent Femmes.
Heralded by NME as “woozy bluegrass for weary hearts and bleeding minds”, their sound is in debt to classic roots music, while feeling vital, fresh and utterly contemporary.
They're fast rising as one of the most talked-about new folk bands around and with a jam-packed gigging calendar, their wagon looks set only to accelerate further in 2012/ 2013.
Borough Lovers is the name given to the shifting set of musicians that play the songs of Daniel Orcese. Dan will be familiar to many as the co-founder of the Gladstone and Moon Music Orchestra, house band of the Gladstone. During the six years at the glad he has cherry picked some of the finest musicians to have graced the Gladstone’s stage to assist him in his new venture
“Borough Lovers” Soul Jazz and folk styles collide in a rich and captivating live show that showcases some stunning musical performances complimenting Dan’s finely tuned song craft. This diverse collection of tragic comic tales are given a lush and thoughtful accompaniment by the superbly talented Borough Lovers.
“A collection of beautifully and suberbly played songs. Imagine if Andrew Loog-Oldham had locked Ray Davies and Chet Baker in the Kitchen?” Rory Decourtelle