Jimmy & Sid at Chapel Arts Bath
📅 Sunday 9 September 2018
Chapel Arts Bath
Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith have a reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the British folk scene today. Songs have always taken centre stage with Jimmy and Sid and as they launch their third album ‘Many A Thousand’, we see the duo flexing not only their vocal and instrumentation skills, but also their talent as composers. Part of what makes this compelling duo tick is a love of traditional folksong and a mutual passion for the history that is carried in the music. On ‘Many A Thousand’ the past and present sit side by side, with original songs more than comfortably holding their own next to the traditional. Another crucial element to this partnership is a shared world-view – sustainability, traditional crafts and living in tune with the land – all elements that deeply inform their music.
‘Many A Thousand’ will be released in September with a launch at Kings Place in London. This is followed by a full UK tour – www.jimmyandsidduo.com
Photo Credit Emily Fairweather
Tickets £10 adv. 7.30pm
Emily Mae Winters - Rising Folk/Americana Star
📅 Friday 5 October 2018
Chapel Arts Centre, St James Memorial Hall.
“If I had to predict the path for EMW, there’ll be Radio 2 folk awards, respect will be gained. There’s a depth to her talent and an ease about her performance that bode well… I expect one day I’ll use the phrase ‘sounds like Emily Mae Winters’.”
Fast rising star on the UK. Folk/Americana scene Emily Mae Winters has that rare quality in a singer that makes critics reach for the superlatives. Following the success of her award winning debut album ‘Siren Serenade’ Emily embarks on a brand new album pre release tour this October with a full band. Hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, 2017 saw Winters earn a host of emerging artist awards including winning the Guardian Song-Writing Contest. Her second album ‘High Romance’ will be produced by Matt Ingram (Florence and the Machine, Laura Marling, The Staves) at the prestigious London’s Urchin Studios this Winter.
Emily was born in Birmingham but as a small child moved to Clonakilty in Ireland, where her love for folk music was influenced by the Celtic local folk scene. She performed at local venues, honing her talents as a singer accompanying herself on the guitar.
Later on, Emily moved to London and worked at the Poetry society in London, doing workshops for young people. She also trained as an actress, and performed Shakespeare as Ophelia in Hamlet with a touring company playing fringe theatre shows.
Emily’s three loves are Words, Music and The Arts. It is not surprising that one of the reviewers wrote: “Almost filigree like in construction, glittering, but still able to breathe… “Siren Serenade” will be wrecking ships for decades, the enchantment too hard to resist" Fatea Magazine
Adam Holmes and The Embers with Baskery
📅 Thursday 25 October 2018
Chapel Arts Centre, St James Memorial Hall.
27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.
Picking up a borrowed guitar for the first time at the age of 15 he straight away wrote his first song, I Can’t Be Right, for a lost first love, and only a few years later it has been played at concert halls and on radios all over the world.
Since then singing, writing songs and performing is all he wanted to do and with the exception of a very brief spell working on a building site to finance his first serious guitar purchase, that is exactly what he does do.
Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, his first three albums have also nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014, 2017 and now 2018.
Baskery is a Swedish alternative americana folk rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. They are famed for their brilliant live shows as well as their exceptionally crafted songs.
This foundation of classic "roots music and Americana" settled in their hearts, but also awoke the urge of breaking the rules of traditional music. Baskery is a band built on what three people can do together and it's all about turning the music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/ songwriting. ♫ chapelarts.org