1/03 - Bedlamb - 8PM
Seething’s foremost music night, BedLamb, features some of the best musicians locally and from further afield in one of the friendliest, charming most fun-filled boozers around!
So why not pop down? Soak up the wonderful atmosphere with a cheese board and some real ale, listen to awesome acts and get ready to treat your ears, be inspired, sing along and clap your feet.
This month's awesome line up features:
Dai & The Ramblers
Dai & The Ramblers are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from London's roots music scene over the last couple of years, and play in a style joining the dots between Cajun, folk and blues music. In 2014, they recorded their Cajun-inspired album Duw Duw with Grammy award-winning producer Liam Watson. The songs 'Calico Sue' and Little Sunflower were given airplay on BBC radio, and the album received acclaim from the likes of Mojo magazine editor Phil Alexander, Ace records owner Ted Carroll and Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones.
Singer and guitarist Dai Price writes songs for Dai & The Ramblers, and also runs the New Orleans rhythm and blues sextet The Cosimo Matassa Project. Double bassist and multi-instrumentalist Rupert Gillett runs The Cabin recording studio in Walthamstow and plays with The London Klezmer Quartet. The band features folk veterans Alan Dunn on piano and accordion (Loudon Wainright, Richard Thompson), and Bob Loveday on fiddle (Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra).
Singer-Songwriter. Country, folk & blues and everything else inbetween...
"There is not much higher praise you can give other than to say that there are not too many debut albums ("Chasing Clocks") as promising as this." - Maverick Magazine (4/5 stars)
“(A) beautifully produced debut album (Chasing Clocks)... Modern folk-tinged country that perfectly suits the singer’s voice...In Zirins’ voice there’s a delicacy mixed with strength and an authentic country twang. Her delivery is impeccable and well judged for one so young” - R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel) Magazine (3/5 stars)
“Shot through with naturalness and purity” -Keith Ames, The Musician (Musicians’ Union Journal)
Surrey Hills based singer-songwriter.
5/03 - Tobias Ben Jacob + Emma Ballantines - Sunday Sessions
A special double bill Sunday!
In the afternoon join us for Tobias Ben Jacob (5pm to 7pm)
Devon based singer - songwriter Tobias ben Jacob has been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. The November indie release ‘The Burning Low EP’ has garnered airplay and glowing reviews from such quarters as Radio 2’s Folk Show, BBC 6's Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, FRUK, Fatea, Spiral Earth, Louder Than War and ‘Whispering’ Bob TV.
And in the evening come and listen to Emma Ballantine (8pm to 10pm)
Emma Ballantine Featured by Q Magazine and tipped by Glamour as ‘One to Watch in 2016’, Emma Ballantine is rapidly gaining recognition for powerful songwriting and a ‘shapeshifting vocal gift’ (Gigslutz). A finalist in the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year competition, Emma’s music has been played by
BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, and she has been described by Resonance FM as ‘a unique voice among modern songwriters’.
Emma has toured around the UK and Germany, playing at festivals including Glastonbury, Sidmouth Folk Week and Home Farm Festival. Originally from Salisbury and now based in
London, she has played some of the capital’s best known venues, such as The Bedford, Century Club, The Barfly and Hard Rock Cafe. Emma’s latest EP, Tourist, reached no.15 in the iTunes Alternative chart, and she is currently working on a project called Somebody’s Story, creating a new record based on stories sent to her by other people.
For more information, visit www.emmaballantine.com.
12/03 - Johnny Phillips + Matt Underknown - 8PM
Jonny Phillips Music
With surf-acoustic chilled vibes that heal the soul and cleanse your brow of those worries, Jonny Phillips is a delight to behold
After performing for many years in bands in the south this is another outlet for me.
I have been Writing and recording from the age of 13 and my first proper release "The Curious Case E.P" hit Itunes in March 2010. My second e.p "all about you" was released in 2013.
An Evening with ... The Little Unsaid - 8PM
An Evening With is a monthly live music event showcasing some of the best talent about.
Come and discover a different artist each month in the intimate setting of the Lamb.
This month we welcome The Little Unsaid
Music from West Yorkshire-born multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer John Elliott.
Entrancing songwriting...deeply atmospheric' - Clash
‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’
- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
'A giddying conflation of folk, electronica and
lavish orchestration...one of the supposed genre’s
grandest successes thus far' - Dots and Dashes
‘Recalling the willful wistful folk of Jim White and the melancholic overtones of messers Cave and Cohen…Elliott is an enigmatic and unique talent’ - Birmingham Wire
‘Shadowy lyrics with hints of Nick Cave…a thumping depth of passion, leaving us wide-eyed and all encompassed’
- Express and Echo
19/03 - All Things Considered + support - 8PM
Folk Fusion' is probably the closest you will get in trying to define the sound of Berkshire 5 piece All Things Considered.
Led by vocalist Emma Baldwin - whose haunting tones have been likened to Natalie Merchant among others, the band comprise driving fiddle player Gethin Webster, intricate acoustic guitarist Adrian Holden, soaring cello from Andrew Richardson and the groove based, almost tribal percussion of Phil Daniels. Their bold sound and wide musical influences make them both a distinctive, yet very accessible act - with their music reaching a diverse audience.
Having formed from the ashes of a number of acts in late 2007, the last few years have seen the band record and self promote 2 albums, tour all over the country and have their music played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, multiple regional BBC folk and acoustic shows and radio shows and podcasts in the USA.
Steve Lamacq hailed them a 'talented young folk band', top folk music website Folking.com said they perform 'effortlessly beautiful songs with real feeling' and Folk and Roots wrote that their latest album Dance Through The Storm is '[a] hauntingly beautiful album, steeped in the rich, glowing history of folk music ... a memorable and enthralling collection of songs'.
26/03 - Sweet & the Lowdowns - 8PM
Energetic Jazz/Folk Swing with rhythmic twists and vibrant melodies.
Produced and Mastered by Cameron Griffiths
An Evening With ... Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music.
Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, they draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
“The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest” - Acoustic Magazine
“Not just any old violin and acoustic guitar duo... THE violin and acoustic guitar duo.” - The Bristol Post