Revelations & Curious Brewery
7:45pm to 10:00pm (Doors 7:00pm)
Early Bird Tickets: £15
Door Tickets: £19
BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARD FOR BEST DUO – 2016 & 2013
Duos come and duos go… And some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.
The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded. Over two decades of performance they have never been trapped in a groove – always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with (increasingly) their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive. across folk, rock, country and blues genres.
With ‘Personae’, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman present their landmark fifth studio album. It is an eclectic emotional see-saw of a journey, melding ten tracks of traditional ballads and their own self-penned versatile material. Once again Roberts & Lakeman have created an album by turns curious, thought-provoking, moving and magical – a complete cornucopia astutely delivered by one of the most intriguing, uninhibited and popular duos on the British folk scene. Most definitely not ‘personae non gratae’.
“It’s folk music for the modern age.” – The Telegraph – London
‘These guys are something very special’ – Acoustic Magazine
Thomas Ashby – Support
Folk & blues multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Thomas Ashby channels his travels and experiences into a thought-provoking and sincere sound. At the age of 16 he began teaching himself to play guitar and piano, and by 19 had released his first EP, Moments. The year following his debut release, he performed extensively around the UK, moved to London from Kent, and recorded his second EP Eat My Heart Out, which was awarded ‘Record of the Week’ by BBC Introducing and ’Shock of The New’ by Radio X.
The debut album, Cache, was the first release to feature additional musicians, and paved the way for his new musical direction. As the writer, arranger and producer, Tom explored elements of folk, blues, and jazz within the 9-track LP. The lead single, “Torn”, was premiered on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 Drive-time show.
Thomas Ashby’s latest single, “Look Up”, shares a message of inclusion and features his most ambitious arrangement yet. Released on the 11th of January alongside a charmingly intelligent music video, “Look Up”, is the first of three new singles expected this year from his upcoming EP Backlash.
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