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Sep
28
Sat
2019
Speak, Brother @ Arlington Arts
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm

Boasting a powerful indie-folk-rock sound with subtle hymnal and gospel tones, their story based anthems have drawn comparisons to the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline and Fleet foxes.

After successful tours with the likes of Julien Barbagallo (Tame Impala), the band stamped their mark on the scene with their crowdfunded Album “Young & Brave” in April 2018.
The Album recorded with Gavin Monaghan (The Sherlocks) achieved multiple plays on BBC Radio 2 and became BBC Georgey’s artist of the week with a sound to have been “designed to swell the emotions and arrest the heart” (Listen with Monger). Now the band are set to release two further singles over the Summer of 2019.
Oct
4
Fri
2019
Keep It Cash @ Arlington Arts
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

On sale on Monday 17 June at 10am

The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny CASH on the planet … That is what they say about Keep it Cash.

The band is a labour of love and a product of many years of hard work and dedication. Expect a note perfect musical journey

from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings.

Keep it Cash proudly centre their tribute show around the uncanny natural sound-alike quality of Dave Burnham’s voice.

They began rehearsing back in 2001, playing their first gigs around 2002 in pubs and small venues.

Keep it Cash have now performed hundreds of sold out shows to thousands of people in many countries across the world including: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia, Germany, America, Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

Keep it Cash were choosen to perform by 20th Century Fox in London, as the sound of Johnny Cash at the launch of the film ‘Walk the Line’

Dave Burnham has been recorded for both television and radio as a sound-a-like of Johnny Cash.  His voice starred in the 2010 British Telecom television commercial ‘Everywhere’ and was recorded by Sony Studios in Belfast.

“This is not just a polished theatre tribute show  … its like a full on Johnny Cash concert”   Brighton Free Press

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Marry Waterson & Emily Barker @ Arlington Arts
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm

English folk royalty meets Australian soul in this new collaboration between Marry Waterson and Emily Barker; an album of fly-on-the-wall observations of the contradictions and disconnections of modern life. No strangers to collaboration, Waterson and Barker discovered an immediate kinship when they started writing together.

The intriguing combination of Waterson’s poetic lyrics and Barker’s eclectic musicality has been shaped in the studio by musical polymath Adem Ilhan, with recording contributions from two of Barker’s live band: Lukas Drinkwater (bass and guitar) and Rob Pemberton (drums). Serendipity worked her magic in bringing Waterson, Barker and Adem together.

The resulting collection of songs pushes the boundaries of Barker and Waterson’s renowned roots styles, venturing into a diverse union of genres – contemporary folk, country and soul nestles comfortably alongside lilting indie and playful blues. ‘A Window To Other Ways’ is the product of two revered musicians embarking upon an exciting, explorative journey, and a charmed collaboration. A Window To Other Ways was released on March 29th via One Little Indian Records.

“The whole is heavy with greatness that just improves and goes on improving” ★★★★★ RnR

“a charmer that slips between styles” 7/10 UNCUT

“One is an English folk voice, the other an Australian soul songwriter, but together they traverse style and geography to truly connect.” CLASH

“‘A Window To Other Ways’ is the product of two revered musicians embarking upon an exciting, explorative journey, and a charmed collaboration” Folk Radio

“Together, the pair have cooked up a dozen songs that blend light and dark” The Observer

“Perfect Needs has a Fleetwood Mac tinge, Little Hits of Dopamine morphs into psychedelia, and Trick Of The Light is distinctly jazzy. Charming highlight Drinks Two And Three is a wry look at social imbibing.” Daily Express

“an obvious kinship between the women flaming in the songs and arrangements” The Guardian

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Rachel Newton @ Arlington Arts
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton was named the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year and the Scots Trad Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year 2016. Her third solo album Here’s My Heart Come Take It was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award as one of Scotland’s top ten outstanding albums and was described as ‘a beauty’ in the Observer.

Alongside her burgeoning solo career, Rachel is a much in demand collaborator. A founding member of The Shee and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2017 Best Group The Furrow Collective, she has also been involved in various collaborative projects such as The Elizabethan Session and The Lost Word Spell Songs.

Her most recent album West was recorded in her Grandparents’ croft house in Wester Ross and was described by Songlines as ‘one of her most beautiful albums to date’.

‘A beauty’ **** Observer

‘Newton has made the leap to a fine solo performer and this album is perhaps her best yet’ **** Telegraph

‘Haunting and compelling’ **** Guardian

‘Brings traditional songs freshly to life without losing their essential strangeness’ **** Financial Times

‘Newton delivers a thing of great beauty’ ***** fROOTS Magazine

‘Breaking new ground as a fresh approach to the tradition’ **** Songlines Magazine

‘Sweetly divine’ Daily Record

‘An album that enthrals and entrances, places traditional song under a fascinating new spotlight and confirms Rachel Newton as one of our most original and gifted interpreters of those traditions’ Folk Radio UK

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Joe Dolman @ Arlington Arts
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

22 Year old Singer-Songwriter from Leamington Spa. Joe Dolman has been going from strength to strength realising playlist support from Apple Music, Spotify and gaining plays from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1.

For fans of James Bay, Passenger, Lewis Watson, Gavin James and Damien Rice.