Jackie Oates at The Water Rats, London

The Water Rats 328 Grays Inn Rd, London, Greater London

September 2022 sees the launch of Gracious Wings, the 8th solo studio album by Jackie Oates. Jackie has once again been working with producer and sound engineer Richard Evans in Bath, to produce an 11 piece album of traditional English folk songs, self-penned material and the odd unexpected cover version! The album features collaborations with John Spiers, Mike Cosgrave, Jon Wilks, Megan Henwood and John Parker, with cover artwork by the wonderful puppet maker and illustrator, Jo Elizabeth May. In September/October 2022, […]

£15

Faustus at the Slaughtered Lamb, London

The Slaughtered Lamb 34-35 Great Sutton St, London, Greater London

Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the band’s sound.

£16

Bonfire Radicals at The Betsey Trotwood, London

The Betsey Trotwood 56 Farringdon Road, London, Greater London

The electrifying sound of 6 piece (un)traditional folk band Bonfire Radicals is both intensely creative and irresistibly fun. Expect the unexpected, with global grooves, instrumental fireworks, rich vocal harmonies and delicate a cappella emerging from a melting pot of original and traditional tunes from the British Isles to the Balkans. Emotive vocals, textural washes, intricate woodwind and contemporary fiddle are woven together over a pulsating backdrop of guitar, bass and drums. “Quite staggeringly special”. (David Kidman – Fatea Magazine) “Birmingham’s finest progressive folk […]

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