Winter warmer triple bill
A triple bill of folk from three local artists.
With Scottish roots, transplanted into London's soil in her teenage years, Samantha Whates is a cosmopolitan Celt with equal parts concrete and heather to her music and a delivery that's smoothly Scottish to its core. In her music, you're as likely to hear the breaking of day as you are broken hearts slowly mending, or just the conversational musings of people on their lunch break. Urban and urbane, her songs contain a timeless quality that reflect the existences of real-life folk. Her debut album, Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days & EP Trees & Gold, earned radio play transcending pure folk shows (BBC 6Music, Radio 2, KCRW, Resonance FM), and received accolades from across the board.
"The most beautiful album..." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2" Just gorgeous." Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music "Whates is one of the true geniuses of the London scene." Fiona Bevan
Jess Hall hails from the Devonshire coastline via Oxford and now resides in Walthamstow. Described as 'a voice to lose yourself in' she sings songs of love and loss with echoes of the shorelines she left behind in Devon. Her stylings navigate between the traditional, the hymnal, and the ballads of folk.
"Elegantly melodic...captivatingly voiced English folk singer" FRoots Magazine
"Luminously voiced" Whispering Bob Harris,* BBCR2*
London-based nu-folk singer-songwriter Felix M-B is known for his beautifully crafted songs and impeccable delivery. His last EP, 'The Pipes', produced by Ben Walker was followed by an East Coast US tour supporting Lorkin O'Reilly and a UK tour. Now a member of Notts/London duo, Megatrain, Felix has spent much of the last year in the studio, but with new solo work in progress there are plans for more touring and releases later in 2020.
"He's absolutely on a roll at the moment. His music is spine-tingling, chilling, the lyrics are alluring, in fact the whole thing is pretty hypnotic." ~ Dean Jackson (BBC Introducing East Mids)
"Last year's 'The Pipes' EP marked Felix out as a bold and distinctive songwriter unmatched on the scene. Whether he's appropriating trad folk songs for our modern era or simply reminding an audience what it is to have your breath taken away by music, he's always worth catching live." Folkroom Records
"Unbelievable" - Dermot O'Leary (BBC Radio 2)