DBL BILL Matt Owens -duo (Noah & The Whale) Ady Johnson - trio ★★★★★ R
New Roots presents a superb double bill, Ady Johnson (trio) & Matt Owens (duo).
Doors open 7.30, music from 8.15 sharp.
Ady Johnson has shared the stage with the likes of Willy Mason and Ben Howard and recently completed his third tour supporting Ivor Novello Award-winning Scott Matthews. His accomplished, finely crafted style filters the distinctly English tones of Ray Davies and Steve Marriot through a classic, soulful acoustic folk style. His recent release ´London Songs´, was recorded with Mercury nominated/BBC award-winning producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson) and brings together the soulful delivery and intimacy of Ady’s live performances. Ady will be joined by John Parker, double bassist in chart topping combo Nizlopi, and multi-instrumentalist stalwart Toby Bull.
“He´s damn good live!“ Tom Robinson – BBC Radio 6 Music
“One of the UK´s most inventive songwriters“ Stephen Foser - BBC Radio Suffolk.
***** “What a delight this album is!“ RnR Magazine
“…might well be the first contender for album of the year…deserves to be massive.” 9/10 Press Association
WATCH ADY JOHNSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDVZSvnPvoM
British singer-songwriter and musician Matt Owens came to prominence as one of the founder members of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale, and went on to front rock’n’roll band Little Mammoths.
Matt´s Debut solo album, ´Whiskey and Orchids,´ came out on January 11th, and was recorded by Nigel Stonier (Joan Baez/ WAterboys). Matt was joined on the record by Michael Blair (Tom Waits/ Elvis costello), Thea Gilmore, Carleigh Aikins (Bahamas), Adrian Gautrey, Boss Caine and Robert Vincent.
WATCH MATT OWENS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnSzkwYcnc
New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.
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Friday 26th April · 7:30PM · The Harrison · Kings Cross · £8.50