3rd January Bedlamb 8.30
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.
7th January Sunday Sessions - Joncan Kavlakoglu 8.30
Acoustic guitarist playing a highly visceral form of Flamenco-Fusion around Europe; captivating athletic performances with infectious energy.
10th January Bluesy Wednesday - Ask Sally 8.30
Ask Sally is London’s newest country rock supergroup, featuring vocal and guitar by Tommy Hare, fiddle by Duncan Menzies, bass by Jordan brown and drums by Alessandro Cinelli.
With a unique sound echoing traditional country and Oklahoma swing through the lens of British rock n roll, Ask Sally bring a rollercoaster of heart rending ballads and hardwood ripping stomps to the Lamb stage!
14th January Sunday Sessions - Max From Greece 8.30
original covers for music loversOriginal covers for music lovers.
A foot stomping, genre jumping ride the 20th century songbook, like you've never heard it before.
with very special guests.
spin round and round.
17th January An Evening With - Aniya Savage 8.30
Ethereal, haunting vocals paint pictures of Aniya Savage's multi-cultural life. Her songwriting tells stories that are entrenched in vivid emotion, with a voice likened to Joni Mitchell and Aurora.
Aniya was interviewed by New York's DMNDR, shedding light on her new single 'Albatross', which they filmed live with a full band. A song about encouragement, offering an alternative perspective to detrimental self-reflection, could only have arisen out of Aniya's experiences volunteering in refugee camps in Dunkirk and Greece.
In November, Aniya is set to embark on her 'Behind The Screens' tour, treating communities over the UK and Europe to an exclusive preview of her music video 'Earthquakes', from the debut EP.
21st January Sunday Sessions All Things Considered 8.30
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'
24th Fiddly Diddly Session
28th January Sunday Sessions Sandtimer 8.30
"This is some of the [...] music I've ever heard. Unadulterated, utter [...] complete [...] musicianship and [...] quality [...] performance [...] at best..." Roy Mathers, independent music critic.
"I went down to a Sandtimer gig in London. I was captivated and spellbound. When I got home I woke my wife up and told her breathlessly that I'd discovered the next The Beatles. My wife turned over and said 'oh, James, you always say that'." James Spigott, promoter
"Both good and original." Samuel Johnson
"Sandtimer are what it would sound like if Earl Scruggs, Arcade Fire, Kurt Cobain, Sammy Davis Jr, Rita Ora and Jimmy Page met for a jam and spontaneously combusted, leaving no trace of their influence and/or legacy." Bud Hudson, music blogger
"If there's one thing you do this year: wear sunscreen. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now: Listen to Sandtimer." Baz Lurhmann
31st January An Evening With Bernard Hoskin 8.30
Bernard Hoskin is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based near Cambridge, England. He has been performing both solo and in various groups at folk clubs and festivals in England for fifteen years. His work has been influenced by a diverse range of artists including, Paul Simon, Bert Jansch, Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin, Papa Wemba as well as English and Celtic traditional music. Primarily a guitarist, he also plays bass, keyboards and mandolin.
In 1988-89 he was the lead singer and guitarist in the Cambridge folk group, Maverick, and since then he has continued to work as both a solo performer and in a duo with saxophone and flute player, Mike Clifford, of the blues group, The Backyard Band. From 1985 to 1995 he produced seven albums of his own songs that were released on cassette.
In December 1996, he released his first album on CD, "Second Chances", featuring new arrangements of the most popular songs from his previous recordings. As well as Mike Clifford, the band included Sandra O'Neill of Alias Grace on backing vocals plus Ian Newman on electric and double bass. This line up became the Bernard Hoskin Band who made their debut at the Sawston Folk Day in 1997 and performed at a number of clubs and festivals in 1998. Further solo performances followed in 1999.