At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, seven-piece Mishaped Pearls’ most recent album ‘Thamesis’ has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make-up – banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music’s roots in tradition expand into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence.
“Really intriguing – I love this” MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW
“An outstanding release – absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous music” BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2
“Darkly beguiling…cinematically epic” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
“Unexpected, gently startling” ★★★★THE GUARDIAN
‘Astonishing, with heart-stopping vocals from Manuela Schütte. It’s not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast’
TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC
‘….such an original and engaging album” DAILY TELEGRAPH, TOP 10 CDs
‘A brilliantly realised piece of work’ fROOTS
‘they scream originality..” SPIRAL EARTH
“..a celestial, otherworldy quality, elegant and graceful ” R2 MAGAZINE
Jenny Lindfors has been described by The Manchester Evening News as “completely and utterly brilliant” and by the BBC as being: “blessed”.Her’s is a highly sophisticated folk style informed by a mid seventies FM sound , with shades of everything from Bill Withers to KT Tunstall via Neil Young and Joni Mitchell in the mix, all woven together by a unique and powerfully soulful voice.
On Sundays we offer the chance to book a seat. We’ll happily hold a seat in your name until 7.30 pm (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). Any reserved seating not filled by 7.30 pm we will give away. If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3.00 pm on Sun 14th Nov with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm. Please do not look to book after 3.00 pm as we will not see your mail.