TWO MAN TING
“ John Peel would play something like this on his programme and the world would suddenly
seem a better place” Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
“Brilliant – love this sound! If you want to get a bit of early summer, then get this in
your ear-holes!” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“Quite delightful! Duvet Song will get you dancing under the covers…” Lopa Kothari, World on 3, BBC Radio 3
A Tobacco Factory favourite, the unmissable virtuoso violinist puts his heart and soul into every performance. Tonight he will bringing some of his best musicians to play some intimate classical renditions.
THE OPEN SECRETS
The Open Secrets play a brand of Americana that combines the best of modern country and old-time mountain music, with an emotional intensity that is all their own. But if you are looking for reference points you could do worse than triangulate Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and The Band. The band bring the dustbowl tradition into the 21st Century with songs populated by drunks, losers and drifters, but every once in a while love wins out and the guy gets the gal.
21st Century troubadour with a classic laid back Americana country-folk sound that reminds us of Kelly Joe Phelps or early Ryan Adams.
Bama Mine, hailing from Bristol, play a mix of classic jazz and filthy
swing tunes from the 1920's onwards. The band are heavily influenced by
Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and groups such as The Mills Brothers
and Harlem Hamfats and have taken those characteristic sounds and made
them their own. the double bassist and guitarist provide a solid and
fertile foundation for the husky, soulful voice of Rachel Lawrence to
sow her seeds.
Guitarist/singer/songwriter and Bristol based Nuala Honan, is a soulful woman with a nack for writing compelling and relevant songs. She calls her style country, but if we were in America, she'd probably call it folk.
Originally from rural Australia, Nuala spent a year in Adelaide where she was awarded the South Australian Music Industry Award for Most Outstanding Female Vocalist before moving to England aged 19- following her family's musical heritage and an adventurous music scene.
"Soulful artist with a knack for writing compelling and passionate songs -..the charming Nuala herself - all frothy hair, winsome smile and a voice that would smack you round the ear when you least expected it." Froots Magazine
"Atmospheric, articulate, and for an acoustic set, strikingly raw and full blooded" Daisy's voice, her most powerful instrument, soars above classical piano to almost choral proportions, whilst the melodies are supported by dramatic fiddle and swelling cello. It’s hard to draw comparison from a single musical influence – whether
it’s the honest and sometimes brutal story-telling of Nick Cave, or the
entwining of melody and chords like Regina Spektor, Daisy certainly
knows how to craft a song, and arrange the instrumentation so that the
listener is constantly engaged. What is always evident, is that Daisy is
a well travelled and experienced musician, and has come a long way from
performing to three people at a dreary club in the Lower East Side of
Manhattan when her musical journey really began.
Purveyors of cosmopolitan sonorities since the year 2000, Pedrograd
(formerly known as Chalupki) have gathered a unique repertoire of
passionate Klezmer wedding tunes, Balkan footstompers, Mexican polkas,
gypsy-swingers, waltzes, musettes, tangos, fandangos, Italian
film-themes, and even some unexpected originals, all delivered with
customary panache and authenticity.
Pete Wilk - accordion
Pete Judge - trumpet
John Pearce - violin