Please note- this event is ticket only! Tickets £7.00 from the above link.
Doors 7.00 pm, music from 8.00 pm sharp. Because of the nature of the performance space it is difficult to seat latecomers until the 30 minute interval period from 8.45 pm.
New Roots presents a unique concert in a unique venue. Mishaped Pearls and May Gibbs perform in a strikingly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of Farringdon viaduct. Connected to the wonderful independently run Winemakers Club, the cosy bar has a seriously impressive wine and craft beer list, and serves as a perfect foyer for a drink before, during the interval, and after the show. (It’s worth bearing in mind that as it’s a vault the temperature in the performance space is lower than a June summers day- a warm jacket is advised.)
At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, six 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- dulcimer, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, electric bass and drums, all led by the classically trained mezzo-soprano voice of Manuella Schutte. Their music’s roots in tradition expands into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence.
May Gibbs is not may Gibbs. May Gibbs is a pseudonym for the wonderfully talented singer and songwriter with a soon to be very successful British band (you’ll find them on the soundtrack to this year’s biggest, and most controversial, film so far..). She’s a writer of beautiful piano based songs, a strikingly original songwriter possessed of a stunning voice of huge range and emotion. As much inspired by the diet of classic, folk, soul and jazz music she was raised on as a taste for hedonism and a love of dance music, lyrically she takes a wide swipe at social issues through the medium of everyday detail. You’ll hear echoes of Kate Bush, Bjork, and Martha Wainwright in the background of her songs, but above all else you’ll hear the startling sound of a truly exciting new voice in contemporary British music.