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Ma Polaine’s Great Decline

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline
www.facebook.com/mapolainesgreatdecline

London

http://www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com

Maverick Magazine: "quite different to anything out there right now".
R2 Magazine: “the songs are gorgeous”.

Described as “like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session”, blues and roots duo Ma Polaine’s Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and hard to pigeon-hole act.

2016’s EP release Small Town Talk gained rave media reviews, building on 2015’s nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards, winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name. Throughout last year Ma Polaine’s Great Decline toured the country, taking in the finest of intimate venues and enjoyed a busy festival season, culminating with triumphant sets at Towersey Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.

From the start Beth Packer and Clinton Hough always sought to keep their song-writing influences open. A strong base of blues is there, with jazz and country also holding sway, original writing is the focus, with oddness, sparsity and a subtle quality that is their own. There is a freedom for Packer to explore her vocal qualities and lyric writing, creating tales of haunting beauty, veiled sorrow, and a darker image of happiness.

The live band has moved through several line-ups and have returned to their roots as a duo. Live Packer moves between double bass, accordion and harmonica, with Hough on electric or acoustic guitar, all accompanying Packer’s powerful yet sensitive vocal.

Roots Music Report
"5 stars", "Ma Polaine’s Great Decline once again generates a dark, highly seductive atmosphere part jazz, part cabaret; the potency of which is magnified by their minimalist approach".
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Folk All
"Ma Polaine’s Great Decline inhabit that twilight zone between decadence and respectability but they never let you know in which camp they are going to plant their musical foot".

Roots Music Report
"5 stars", "it’s the singer’s compelling and never overplayed delivery, however, that gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity".

Blues And Soul Magazine
"8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know".

Northern Sky Magazine
“4/5”, "an utterly compelling soundscape".

GIGS COMING UP

Live in UK
- Live in Winchester - (Rest of the UK)

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline

Friday 14th December · 7:30PM · The Hyde Tavern · Winchester · £8

 

Green Note Presents
- Ma Polaine´s Great Decline - London - (London)

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline

Saturday 15th December · 7:00PM · Green Note · Camden · £10

 
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