Artist Profiles

6 September 2019 – CLUB NIGHT

To start the new season with a bang we have a FREE night, with regular Roots Music Club artists, The Buffalo Brothers, Stuart Palmer, Ian Mather & Dave Allison, Bob Chiswick and others,
And did we mention,,,it’s free?

 

13 September 2019 – Ranagri

A Roots Music Club debut for Ranagri and we can’t wait.

Ranagri is a contemporary folk/world music band featuring Dónal Rogers, Eliza Marshall, Ellie Turner & Joe Danks, consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric harp; bodhran; guitars; piano; bouzouki and voices..
Dónal Rogers’ vocals, forcible and fresh with influences from folk to world music and a powerful message to boot. A band who exude good times and happiness but are not afraid to tackle serious issues like homelessness and the current trend for fake news which surrounds us.

 

20 September 2019 – Sean Taylor

A welcome return for Sean Taylor! His unique songwriting is a late night cocktail of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Jack Kerouac; with a voice that is a cross between John Martyn and Van Morrison and a guitar style that sounds like an acoustic Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming with JJ Cale…His live shows fuse world class songwriting with stories from the road.

Tonight he will be performing material from his latest album ‘The Past Into Blue’.

27 September 2019 – Kevin Dempsey

Kevin Dempsey is a master performer on the guitar, an arranger, a singer and a top quality live entertainer.

He is one of the most sought-after musicians on the UK folk scene and beyond, and has played and recorded with many of the most famous names in acoustic and folk music: Dave Swarbrick, Joe Broughton, Chris Leslie, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, Whippersnapper, and Mary Black.

Whether in an intimate acoustic environment, or a large festival stage where he fills the air with spellbinding music, Kevin puts his audience at ease and takes them on a varied and wonderful musical journey.

4 October 2019 – Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are an acoustic duo that sound classically timeless, yet their music is unique.  Since emerging in 2016, the duo recorded two studio albums, Before the Sun(2016) and Awake (2018), produced by award winning producer David Travers-Smith in Toronto. Both albums have gathered praise for the craft and skill of their musical writing and arranging.

The duo have toured the UK, North America and mainland Europe, enrapturing audiences at shows and on festival stages with the sparkling beauty of their acoustic style.

They have shared stages and opened shows for Americana and folk luminaries such as Sarah Jarosz, Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman and Oh Susanna. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their distilling of musical influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.

 ‘Dreamy reveries, softly warm vocals, stirring guitar arrangements – Sanders & Savage wield an elusive sort of magic’ MOJO ‘Awesome… a supremely divine album.’ Americana UK  

‘An exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy’  ★★★★★ R2 Magazine  

‘This is folk music for everyone – a master-class in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the  Atlantic’ ★★★★★ Spiral Earth