Hella Better Dancer finish off tomorrow’s gig and also the whole of my Summer Series. I think this band are really exciting. Their music is bluesy, grungy, dreamy and sometimes folky but ultimately it’s just really good. At the beginning of this year they released an EP called ‘Living Room EP’ which is quite a wonderful introduction to the band and quite an astonishing listen considering it was home recorded, and self produced through a laptop using no studio equipment. It’s nice to see a young band working hard, and releasing really really good stuff without the help of a label or any PR people.
Have a listen to the whole EP below and come see them!
Hella Better Dancer plays alongside Jodie Goffe and Like Spinning at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green. Tickets are £4 in advance, available from WeGotTickets. Or £5 on the door. Join the Facebook page for more information.
The second band playing my gig next Wednesday 29th August is the delightful Like Spinning aka Kari Jahnsen. I had the pleasure of watching her play a solo set last night at the Jamboree in Limehouse and it was absolutely beautiful. Her voice is rich and the guitar creates a tapestry of mellow sound as a perfect backdrop to her strong, sad songs. She even did a cover of ‘The Crying Game’ by Hannah Cohen from my favourite album of this year ‘Child Bride’. I can’t wait to see Kari again next Wednesday. Come along!
Like Spinning play alongside Hella Better Dancer, Shura and Jodie Goffe at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green. Tickets are £4 in advance, available from WeGotTickets. Or £5 on the door. Join the Facebook page for more information.
This coming Wednesday (29th August) will be the last of my Summer Series this year. It’s been amazing and this final gig will be the perfect way to end it with yet another four amazing artists.
The first of these artists is Jodie Goffe. A 16 year old girl with talent beyond her years. Her debut EP ‘The Day the Moon Left’ was released earlier this year and is a record I have really fallen in love with. The songs are delicate, thoughtful and with so much wisdom and knowledge in the lyrics. I am very very excited to have Jodie playing my Summer Series, it is something which should not be missed.
Jodie plays alongside Hella Better Dancer, Shura and Like Spinning at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green. Tickets are £4 in advance, available from WeGotTickets. Or £5 on the door. Join the Facebook page for more information.
The final band that will be playing my Summer Series night this coming Wednesday is Wildeflower. I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful band on the bill and can’t wait to hear their set. Wildeflower make music which would sound more at home in Laurel Canyon. Jonathan Wilson particularly comes to mind but Fleet Foxes, Pink Floyd and George Harrison all resonate with the sound this band make. The band are actually from Surrey and will be travelling up to do an acoustic set. It’s gonna be good!
Wildeflower play alongside Greta Isaac, Low Moon Low and Alice Jemima in the garden of the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green, London on Wednesday 22nd August. You can get tickets here and join the Facebook page here.
I have written so much about Alice Jemima, I feel a bit silly introducing her to you again. But incase you are crazy and haven’t given her a listen yet, this is your chance. Alice is a bit of a UK blog crush. First heavily supported by Breaking More Waves and then leaking out into the rest of the blog world, she is now a firm favourite for me and many others. When you listen to her music it’s obvious why. She’s quirky and credible, a brilliant songwriter with a unique voice and great musicianship. Yet she also has heaps of commercial appeal. She’s got that special crossover thing which is pretty rare.
She is also rather wonderful live and so I invited her along to play my Summer Series and I am very excited to have her. I could go on and on and on, but instead, have a listen below and come and see her play!
Alice plays alongside Greta Isaac, Low Moon Low and Wildeflower on Wednesday 22nd August in the garden of the gallery cafe in Bethnal Green. You can join the Facebook page here and get tickets here.
Like a lot of the artists on my Summer Series line-up, Low Moon Low sent me a short and sweet email asking me to listen to one of their tracks. That was the very good ‘Slow Train’ which I put on my blog straight away. The dreamy indie-rock track is the first offering from the band and unfortunately the only thing online at the moment. I can’t wait to have them at my gig where I can check out what is still to come from them.
Low Moon Low play alongside Alice Jemima, Greta Isaac and Wildeflower this coming Wednesday (22nd August) in the garden of the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green. Get your tickets here and visit the facebook page here.
Last week my Summer Series begun! It was a wonderful night in the enchanted Gallery Cafe garden. You can go and see some of the photos on Facebook here. This coming Wednesday (22nd August) we are doing it all over again with four more amazing artists. The first of these artists I am going to introduce is Greta Isaac. Greta is a 17-year old girl from Cardiff who has already been featured on Radio 1 and has played festivals such as Swn and Green Man. Greta’s gorgeous, effortless vocals and mature songwriting make her a very exciting prospect for the future.
Greta plays alongside Wildeflower, Alice Jemima and Low Moon Low. Get your tickets for the night here.