New Roots Presents: Jack Harris/ Paul Mosley/ Samantha Whates

When:
24th February 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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Cost:
8.50
New Roots Presents: Jack Harris/ Paul Mosley/ Samantha Whates

Scottish singer-songwriter and Rough Trade Records recording artist Samantha Whates is a hugely respected figure on the London roots scene. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. She recently formed new Rough Trade Records signings Picapica with her long time friend and collaborator Josienne Clarke, winner of the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. Her debut album Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days has been enjoyed both critical acclaim and extensive radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM).

Paul Mosley is an award winning composer/singer/songwriter who loves a concept. Combining charmingly off kilter art-rock sensibilities with hook laden choruses, his hugely enjoyable live shows have taken his ever rotating’ Red Meat Orchestra’ everywhere from Glastonbury to Green Man via Amsterdam brothels and the most remote wilds of Iceland. His most recent album ‘The Butcher’ is an epic folk opera, a ghost story 2 years in the making, told over 20 songs by 20+ musicians – friends made on Mosley’s various composing projects including Josienne Clarke, chart star Jamie Lawson, Mediaeval Baebe Esther Dee, long time collaborator harpist Tom Moth now of Florence And The Machine and musicians from the bands of Feist, Benjamin Clementine, Madness, Patrick Wolf and Neko Case.

‘What a voice’ Jools Holland

‘This is great modern folk writing’ **** R2 Magazine

‘A Darkened folk masterpiece’ **** The Quietus

‘Disturbing/excellent ****’ Q Magazine

‘Wonderful.. these songs really do soar’ **** Americana UK

Jack Harris’s songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. His latest album, ‘The Wide Afternoon’, produced by UK folk giant Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson), was released in November 2016 to universal press acclaim. Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, as well as the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting.

“Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.” Anaïs Mitchell

“A lyricist of great descriptive precision and a flair for revealing observation” – Folk Radio UK

“A unique lyrical mind” – Q Magazine

“A natural and captivating song writing talent, 5/5” – The Telegraph

Tickets £8.50 adv HERE // £10 door

Doors open 7.30 pm
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk

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