In the run up to Christmas we bring you a series of musical gems in addition to our usual program to celebrate the festive season. From beautiful singers, stomping bands to DJ nights, there's something for everyone at the Lamb this December.
Swamp Stomp String Band - Friday 7th December from 8:00 PM
Grab your dancing shoes and come and party with the The Swamp Stomp String Band!
Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that'll have the room stomping their feet and shooting tequila to ballads that'll break even the most toughest folk, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling.
DJ Joplin Parnell - Saturday 8th December from 8:00 PM
You may have caught at the Lamb playing some New Orlean's blues and jazz, now come and watch him spin a motley mix of Rhythm & Blues grooves and rollocking basslines. Brass bands sounds and swampy Soul from the Deep South blend with Hot Swing rhythms, Psychedelic Funk and Afrobeat, Cumbia and musics from all four corners of the world.
Lukas Drinkwater - Thursday 13th December from 8:00 PM
Lukas Drinkwater is one of the most in-demand session musicians in the UK as principally a double-bass and electric-bass player, he has also featured on many highly acclaimed records as a singer, guitarist, mandolinist, cellist and drummer.
Lukas has had his compositions played on radio stations around the world, including BBC Radio 2, as well as performing at some of the biggest festivals throughout Europe, featuring as a guest artist on stage with The Levellers on European tour, playing in Seth Lakeman's band at Glastonbury Festival, guesting with Frank Turner at London's Roundhouse, touring Australia, the UK and Europe, and playing in the US with Emily Barker, as well as folk club, venue and festival appearances as a solo artist around Europe.
Lukas is currently on tour with acclaimed acoustic duo 'Jacob & Drinkwater' and with UK Americana Artist of the Year 'Emily Barker. He has performed live on BBC Radio 2 multiple times, and on national radio and TV shows worldwide.
"Hard working multi-instrumentalist LukasDrinkwater pops up all over the place, in trad and swing jazz bands, alongside folky singer/songwriters - plus he was even one of European festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys! But it's nice to give him a chance to just be himself with a guitar and a few of his own songs - so here he is." - John Blakely, Eartrumpet Music Promotions.
"The hardest working musician at Glastonbury Festival! 15 shows with 5 bands in 4 days! Nobody beats that" - Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 2
Adam Beattie & The Rail Abandon - Friday 14th December from 8:00 PM
The “It’s Not Always About You!” tour is a double bill show from singer-songwriters and multiinstrumentalists
Adam Beattie and The Rail Abandon, producing a sound and collection of songs
unexpected from two bearded men with guitars. Adam and The Rail Abandon’s Sonny Johns are also instrumentalists in Rough Trade Records most recent signing PicaPica, who have now combined forces to showcase their solo music projects.
Adam Beattie is a Scottish singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist and has released four albums of his own songs.
Having roots in Scottish folk music, as well as a lifelong interest in old time jazz, blues and other folk styles, his music spans many genres and is tied together by Adam's distinctive voice and narrative lyrics.
Adam’s performances are as captivating with just voice and guitar as they are in his full band shows.
The Rail Abandon is the musical (dis)guise of Sonny Johns, Grammy, MOBO and Mercury nominated producer/engineer/musician.
Grounded in the 1960s folk revival of John Martyn, Nick Drake and Fairport Convention, The Rail Abandon’s “Afrolktronica” incorporates influences of electronic music as well as the sound of
West Africa – inspired by the musicians Sonny has worked with including Ali Farke Toure, Fatoumata Diawara, Orchestra Baobab and Tony Allen.
John Elliott - Sunday 16th December from 4:00 PM
Singer songwriter and pianist, with a sound that is all his own but echoes the intensity and melancholic overtones of greats such as Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.
'Entrancing… songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach, by a focus on the emotional weight music can carry’ – Clash
And alongside the music don't miss the Lamb's Christmas Market - Handmade at the Lamb on the 9th December, a chance to get some locally made Xmas gifts for all the family!
More info here.