Folk Bands and Artists
Not long after writing his first songs London artist Ned Roberts was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership.
The first single culled from these sessions was “Red Sun“, which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single “Blues #6“, featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris´ Radio 2 show soon followed.
No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK and Europe extensively, both on his own and as support to Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek.
In 2017 he released his second album ´Outside My Mind´, again with producer Luther Russell at the helm, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, Roberts´ songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. He plays tonight with full band accompaniment.
´Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about´ – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
´★★★★´ The Guardian
´so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning’. 8/10 – UNCUT
´An understated gem´ – The Independent on Sunday
GIGS COMING UP
- ´Stand By´ Album Launch! - (London)
Friday 29th March · 7:30PM · The Harrison · Kings Cross · £7.00
Saturday 13th April · 7:30PM · The Harrison · Kings Cross · £8.50