24th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Brighton-based folk duo release their debut album, ‘Turn to Fray’.
Hickory Signals are multi-instrumentalists Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti. Combining Laura Ward’s crystal clear, formidable folk voice with guitar, shruti, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion, the band’s set combines re-interpretations of traditional folk songs with original, self-penned material. Layer ing sounds sensitively and minimally to atmospheric effect, their music has been described as haunting, cinematic, un-rushed and detailed.
Ken Brown of FATEA Magazine said of Hickory Signals “Like stepping back into a bygone age, both in terms of musicality and atmosphere…. Laura Ward does indeed have a lovely voice… almost a slightly more melodious Maddy Prior…”
The album was mixed by Ian Carter (Stick In The Wheel), mastered by Lowland Masters and will be released through GF*M Records and Proper Distribution.
“The songs float from past to present to past seamlessly, with shades of Sandy Denny and a beauty crucial to the trad folk movement back then” – Frank Gutch Jr., No Depression
“Ward has one of the most pure, charming and elegant voices on the circuit today…” – Joe Knipe, Artree Folk and Roots Magazine
“Laura Ward’s vocals elevate [Hickory Signals] nto a rarefied atmosphere…” Samuel Valdéz López, Now Then Magazine
“Hickory Signals is a band keyed in to the wistful passing of time and the melancholic awe of the natural world” – Jon Doyle, Wake the Deaf
“A haunting female vocal, and a beautiful picked guitar….Ward’s voice has a clarity which grabs your attention…. Hickory Signals are certainly a duo to watch for the future.” – Will Wilkins, Bright Young Folk
Doors 7.30 pm
Tickets £7.00 advance HERE / £8.50 door