On Tuesday January 24, we’re taking you folk way back to your roots as Time Out head down to The Jazz Cafe for a night of fantastic music courtesy of Front Rooms Songs.
Front Rooms Songs have worked with the likes of The Turbans, Cable Street Rag Band, and classical ensemble ZRI and specialise in nurturing independent up-and-comers in the folk and roots genre. Working with a spectacular roster of singing sensations including Brooke Sharkey (Guardian Future 50 Rising Star), Felix Hagan & The Family (on tour with Frank Turner), The Nightjar and Adam Beattie, these guys will take your breath away. And to help 2017 get to an amazing start, we’re presenting five astounding artists for one night only! And with a free drink to boot if you arrive before 8, and plenty of the Time Out crowd in attendance (you know how much fun we are) we can’t see how this can get much better.
Nina Harries (opening – guest slot)
Classically trained at the Royal College of Music on the double bass, singer-songwriter Nina Harries brings her soprano tones and incredible playing together in beautiful harmonisation.
Snowkin (formerly known as Snufkin)
With silky soft vocals and rousing harmonies, intertwined with masterful guitar playing and violin solos, this toe-tapping and twisted neo-folk four-piece have got exactly the chutzpah to get everyone up and dancing.
An experimental folk band with roots in traditional music, The Nightjar create stunning three-part harmonies combined with interlocking sparse guitars, field recordings and electronics, and the intensity of lead singer Mo Kirby’s vocals takes the listener into a dreamlike world that is often eerie and haunting
Whiskey Moon Face
Playing enchanting music on the double bass, accordion and clarinet, Whiskey Moon Face are a hugely original trio led by sparkling vocals in a beautifully realised way.
Ruth Theodore (headline)
At age 5, Ruth was told she would never be able to play guitar following a sledging accident that left her unable to speak. But by age 14 she was making money by busking and playing in music venues every night of the week. With no formal training, Ruth has an incredibly unconventional style – one that can rarely be imitated.
Having received critical acclaim for her four outstanding and unique albums, you’d be crazy to miss this chance to see her.