This Friday I’m doing some backing vocals, alongside a full band, with Laura Frances @ The Harrison pub.
Get tickets here.
FRI 17TH AUG, 2018 7:30pm, 28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1h 8JF
Laura Frances is a haunting new voice in UK alt-folk, with a startling depth and a richly intense tone that instantly marks her out as one to watch, a unique new addition to the folk world . A dark, contralto Joni Mitchell, her songs are delivered with a refreshing brevity, wrapped in a cloak of misty melodies from a world rich in mystical imagery, where everything is half-hidden. She plays tonight with her full 5-piece band.
The excellent Jeremy Tuplin will also be playing, so it’s going to be a fabulous night of indie-folk!
Looking forward to playing with Laura Frances @ Wilderness festival this weekend. It sounds like it will be a relaxed ‘Campfire Sessions’ set, but friends, let me know if you’ll be there! Would be lovely to meet up and make new buds.
Venue: The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane, 2 minutes walk from Coven Garden tube.
Time: Doors open 7:30pm. £5/£6 concs.
Also, how to get started on your own podcast, why I think all writers should have one + I’ll be answering any questions you might have around starting your own podcast.
Other featured guests are Janine Booth, self described ‘Marxist motormouth’ whose work has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, and in four of her own collections. Check her work out here: www.janinebooth.com
Margaret Eddershaw will also be performing from from her latest collection Is That All There Is (2017).
There’s also a poetry open mic, so bring your best work along and join in!
Yurt Cafe performance with Mock Deer & Laura Frances
Where: St Katherine’s Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London, E14 8DS
Highly atmospheric Indie folk nights, curated by Ricky:
“I’m passionate about music and especially live music! Being a musician myself, I love to perform in fantastic atmospheric environments, with other great and interesting performers! As there is so much going on in London these kinds of gigs were becoming harder and harder to find. So, I decided to curate my own. Seeking out the best artists and spaces, with the intention of providing both audience and performer with the best live music experience possible.”
In the meantime here is a lovely video:
Loose Muse – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night
On July 11, I’ll be a featured guest at this cracking event hosted by the lovely Agnes Meadows
It’s on the second Wednesday of each month, and it’s well worth a visit if you’re a spoken word lover.
Where: The Sun Pub – 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street), London WC2B 5RH
Time: 8pm – doors open from 7.30 pm. £6.00/£5.00 concessions.
Features this month are: moi(!) and Janine Booth.
Check out this fabulous event for future reference…the cocktails are magnificent, the surroundings gorgeous and the audience was very attentive. Couldn’t ask for better.
Date: 1 March
Venue: Servant Jazz Quarters, 10A Bradbury Street Dalston, N16 8JN London, United Kingdom
Tickets available here.
Check out this awesome video for Bella’s upcoming album:
This is over now and it was so lovely to receive such kind support. There are still loads of cool videos and teaser episodes on the page telling you all about Fable Gazers. The money raised is going towards the launch of Fable Gazers, a boutique podcast company. It ran from Tuesday, October 10 – Thursday, December 7 2017.
Catch Sara-Mae singing with the other starlings, Mike and Khalid (who is doing lead guitar instead of bass – yep, just effortlessly switching it up, because that’s how he rolls…). We’ll be playing some songs from our new album.
Where: Kiss The Sky, Park Road, London, N8
When: 12 November
Time: 2:45-5pm admission £4
Inktears Showcase Anthology launch
Date: Saturday, December 16
Celebrating the launch of two incredible new Showcase collections of InkTears award winners and runners up, come and join us for readings, chat and much more.