Sunday Sessions, 4th November, 8pm
MITCHELL and VINCENT
Mitchell and Vincent are a folk duo from the West Country who play a mix of traditional tunes and songs from around the British Isles on Fiddle and Classical Guitar which combine interesting and varied arrangements with great foot-tapping folk music.
They have performed at a whole variety of festivals and concerts around the UK and abroad as well as supporting renowned musicians such as Tim Edey, Archie Fisher MBE, Jackie Oates and Kate Rusby along the way.
Acoustic magazine described their second album ‘Circling the Square’ with, “At all times, the interplay between David Mitchell’s guitar and Graham Vincent’s fiddle is quite stunning.”
7th November, 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 stomp your feet.
This month's awesome line up features:
Mandolin Jack has his own unique brand of mandolin-driven Americana. Though based in London, UK, many of his evocative songs tell of his travels in the USA & Australia. His true roots are in Nashville where he has played in most of the iconic venues on Broadway, several times at the Bluebird Cafe, and in many others with friends and collaborators.
Described as having a sound like Jeff Buckley meets Feist, Laura Marling meets Nai Palm, we're pleased to welcome Izzie back to The Lamb stage for more of her fantastic music!
Robert J. Hunter
Island born Robert J. Hunter combines his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar.
Following his set at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, The Robert J Hunter Band were chosen as the fifth and final act to compete in the UK Blues Challenge at Liverpool‘s legendary, Cavern Club.
This is a road worn, dirty blues band that’s been honed to super tight perfection by sheer hard work and volume of shows.
Sunday Sessions, 11th November, 8pm
Daniel Trenholme and Matthew Lowe (from Keston Cobblers Club) spend most of their time touring and gigging around Europe. With 10 good years playing the British folk circuit playing with some great artists such as Bellowhead and Seth Lakeman. We are delighted to welcome them to The Lamb.
Described as 'Ebullient, heartfelt alt-folk' and compared to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, Tallest Man on Earth and Ninebarrow. Their gigs are warm and inclusive of the audience (lots of energy!), they love being able to play music for a living and make sure they fully convey this! In 2016 they released their debut album 'Beyond Brushes', which received a great response, with the championing of BBC radio 6 recommends and a great industry and fan response and being made Sofar concerts ‘artist of the week’.
Wednesday 14th November, 8pm
AN EVENING WITH KING SIZE SLIM
KING SIZE SLIM fat roots boogie and heavyweight acoustics since 2005
"A talent out of the young and bold blues bag who can show those old Delta boys a thing or two. Wonderfully fresh and energised, a crowd grabber who whips up a storm. Watch out for this guy." - Barry Marshall Everitt, House of Mercy Radio, London
Sunday Sessions, 18th November, 8pm
JONNY CAMPBELL and ROB CORCORAN
Johnny Campbell is a professional Folk musician from Huddersfield, UK, performing original and traditional material. On a solo path from late 2013 with a decade of live experience behind him, he's released two records, performed over 500 shows since this time by touring all over the world.
Gaining a fierce reputation for an engaging live performance of storytelling, political song and humorous tales of the road and the respect of a formidable touring schedule.
''One of folk's brightest rising stars'' Bright Young Folk
Rob Corcoran is a musician who finds kind of mystical solace, and even strange comfort, in the inevitability of human failure that haunts all of us. Prepare yourself for some heavy stuff. Break-ups, excess, addiction, depression, regret, refugees in flight, aged victims of clerical abuse... juxtaposed with good melodies and a whole lot of heart.
"...he perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture."
Anne Frankenstein - Jazz FM
"The Rob man can surely sing...says something that needs to be said" Christy Moore
"This is bullshit-free music where art and life beautifully keep changing places.
J.P. O'Malley, the Irish Post
Wednesday 21st November, 8pm
AN EVENING WITH ONE VOICE, ONE CELLO AND A MAD BELGIAN
One Voice, One Cello & A Mad Belgian is a unique new collaboration between Rupert Gillett (Cello and Voice) and Jennifer El Gammal (soprano sax, melodeon and voice).
Rupert is a cello player/singer/songwriter/improviser. He delves into jazz, rock, folk, pop and more on the cello, while at the same time singing songs about robots, space invaders, bogey men and other serious issues of the day. Rupert also plays with a variety of ensembles such as Dai & the Ramblers and the London Klezmer Quartet, and pops up now and again on BBC radio and television.
Musician, writer, comedian, sociologist, tour guide and magician, Jennifer El Gammal, aka "A Mad Belgian", was born in a tiny land named Belgium. Since then, she has been travelling around Europe on her fold-up bicycle with her soprano saxophone and melodeon. Master improviser and constructor of strange and wonderful musical sculptures, Jennifer's jazzy and melodic excursions need to be heard....
Sunday Sessions, 25th Njovember, 8pm
MOJO – “He’s Exceptional” Classic Rock – “A refreshing whiff of anarchy” Get Ready To Rock – “Nick Cave meets Lady Gaga”
In 2016, following the release of his 3rd album, Tensheds was awarded the Discretional Rock Award at a ceremony held at the House Of Lords. The award was presented by rock piano legend Rick Wakeman. who spoke at great length about the similarities between himself and Tensheds - having both hailed from a classical background. It was a crowning achievement that marked ten years since Matt Millership - aka Tensheds, left the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in search of the Rock n Roll dream.
Since then, the world of Tensheds has been anything but ordinary.
His latest album ‘The Dandy Punk Prince’ marks a milestone in his development as an artist. Doing away with all instruments except piano and drums, he set about re-defining the ‘Piano Album’ and in the process created a genre all for himself which he calls ‘21st Century Blues’. Not only had no rock record ever been made with such instrumental limitation, Tensheds instructed his engineer that this must be a hard, gritty, base heavy punkblues record, oh and that it was to be recorded on his near 200 year old grand piano! Having already set the bar high, Tensheds then moved himself, drummer and engineer into Leicester Square Theatre in Soho for seven nights to record the drums – he wanted the largest space possible but unfortunately his 1835 grand piano was too fragile to move. So following their Seven Nights In Soho, Tensheds and engineer Simon Kitts then relocated to his Sussex Square home in Brighton, turning the entire house into a recording studio to finish the record.
Tensheds attention to detail and crazy ambitions certainly paid off when the record won critical acclaim across the board from the likes of Classic Rock, MOJO, UNCUT, Maverick, R2, Vive Le Rock, BBC Radio. Praise certainly doesn’t come higher than Liverpool Sound & Vision declaring “A New Spectrum of Music”, well maybe from Penny Black Music “Settle back and inhale his Genius”.