1st May, 8.30pm
This month's awesome line up features:
Peter Wright and Fabienne Porquet
Pete and Fabs return to the BedLamb stage to wow us again after an excellent debut set back in January. Come on down to see what they have in store this time around
Land of Leaves
Land of Leaves are an acoustic folk duo comprising of Chris (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Beth (cello, vocals). Based in south-west London, they play original songs, some haunting and atmospheric and some uplifting and light-hearted.
Hazey Jane are an English folk-indie quartet from London. Hackney based, harmony driven and easily confused, the band are indebted to Nick Drake, CSNY and John Prine. From such artists, Hazey Jane have derived their own bona fide craft of songmanship, exhibited most poignantly throughout their recent EP, 'Us on a Wire'. Recorded at Urchin Studios, Dalston, and produced by band confidants Mr Sander Van Laere (Michael Kiwanuka) and the right honourable Marcel Van Limbeek (Tori Amos).
5th May, 8pm
Sunday Sessions Faith I Branko
Join us after the The Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival for Surbiton Food Festival celebrations with some incredible music!!
Branko Ristic, predicted by UK fRoots to become ‘one of the leading Roma Violinists of the century’, has joined with Faith Ristic - a highly charismatic and virtuosic UK accordionist - to compose and perform a style that draws from each of their musical heritages and expresses their unique personal connection. Branko’s violin – described as ‘something that Paganini would be proud of’ [BBC Radio 3] soars at break-neck paces whilst Faith’s ‘nimble accordion accompaniment provides a beautiful bedrock’ [The Guardian]. Branko – a self-taught virtuosic Roma violinist with a painful personal history - opens his heart in their slower compositions, revealing at times the sadness and darkness beneath the frantic virtuosic revelry.
8th May, 8.30pm
An Evening With Ben Jordan
Delighted to be welcoming back the superb Ben Jordan!
““Jordan’s brand of easy-going Americana has a strongly ‘classic’ feel to it. Born out of a difficult period, when the traveling troubadour found himself stranded in the UK without funds or gigs, he dragged himself up to produce an album that’s confident and remarkably philosophical.””
- Whisperin' & Hollerin'
““The term troubadour gets banded around rather too freely in modern journalism; I’m as guilty as any, something that is put sharply in perspective when the real deal does finally show up on your radar. And Ben Jordan is the real deal.””
- Dancing About Architecture
““Dream Invisible, is a varied and ever engaging album, showcasing the best in acoustic roots, from a singer-songwriter with a massive future ahead of him, if you like your music stripped back but full of hooks you’re going to love Ben Jordan.””
— Rhythm and Booze
12th May, 7pm
Super Sunday Session Crooked Weather
Crooked Weather are heading out on the road around England with their highly anticipated and brand new album, 'Are We Lost' in tow. This band have got something very special to offer.
They hail from the depths of East Yorkshire, however, since their inception, the band have been living a nomadic life on the road touring England, Ireland, Holland, France, Australia, New Zealand and America. Their music has evolved as they have, influenced by the places they've seen and the people they've met on their travels.
They are musical magpies in a sense but the framework that they lay out with their music creates a warm, golden atmosphere in which to languish. The harmonious, open pace to the vocals combined with the well-crafted musicianship and songwriting fosters a reflective, occasionally dark, moodiness to their set. There is a poignancy and affectation that brings about interior moments of reflection that speaks of their pure artistry.
With the lilting harmonies of Holly and Will at the core, augmented by Tom and Dave, a fierce rhythm section, their original music, steeped in the folk revival of the late 60's, has a raw, modern edge, driven by interweaving guitars, ethereal harmonies and driving drums. Their unique blend of classic and new folk makes for a delightful sound. Melodic and magnificent, their music has so much heart it's almost alive.
12th May, 9pm
Sunday Sessions Lost Revellers
Lost Revellers play an original fusion of swinging Gypsy jazz, fiery tangos, wild dance beats and stomping folk…
Lost Revellers are a London based folk-fusion band playing daringly arranged traditional tunes, alongside their own imaginative compositions. Performed on violin, accordion, drums/percussion and bass, their bold and creative sound draws from Gypsy jazz, swing, tango, folk and more….
15th May, 8.30
An Evening With Garance
We are so happy to welcome back the superb and gorgeous Garance Loulou!
Extrovert, eccentric composer, singer and accordionist from Perpignan, who finds a fresh and new way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition.She mix world music , with psychedelic folk , tropical music with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting. Garance has appeared in the bars and street corners of her adoptive London for 9 years, always surrounded by the most curiously talented musicians she can find.
Sunday 19th May - all day Extravaganza
The Reptiles, 2.44pm
The Reptiles will be creating musical mayhem once again at The Lamb on Sunday 19th May from 2.44 to 4.22 as we attempt to perform a range of songs you love - and spoil them (please note this will be a ‘correct lyrics’ free zone)
Joe Corbin, 5pm
Very much looking forward to welcoming back Joe Corbin for a special Sunday Session!
UK Blues/Soul artist for the 21st Century - “Smooth Neo-soul with a wicked twist of Blues” (Blues Magazine).
“Dirty Blues guitar skills and a voice to match” (The Bedford). Selected as ‘One to watch in 2015’ by Blues Magazine, Joe’s tasteful blend of Blues/Soul music is honest and introspective.
8pm, Paul Mosley
We are delighted to welcome composer, singer, artist and all round talented feller to tinkle the ivories at The Lamb.
Expect the unexpected!
22nd May, 8pm
Fiddly Diddly Folk Session
The Lamb plays host to a fiddly diddly folk session on the forth Wednesday.
Musicians of all levels welcome, come down for an jam or just to listen. Always a good atmosphere between the musicians and punters.
Share the love and invite anyone who'd be interested :-)
26th May, 8pm
Sunday Sessions Sandtimer
An indie folk acoustic guitar duo might be considered an unlikely outfit for Robert Sword, a classically trained pianist, and Simon Thomas, an oceanography graduate and bassist, to end up in. But, after Rob discovered the alternate guitar tunings of the likes of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell and begun experimenting with the guitar, finding a new compositional voice in the process.
29th May, 8pm
Sunday Sessions The Cosimo Matassa Project
The Cosimo Matassa Project are a collective of musicians in London, UK, working to conjure up the unique rhythm ‘n’ blues flavours that emerged from New Orleans in the late 1940s and early 1950s. At the core of the band are pianist and arranger Al Dunn (Loudon Wainwright / Richard Thompson), singer and double bassist Dai Price (Dai & The Ramblers) and drummer Roy Pfeffer (The Big Smoke Family). They’re often joined by guest musicians from London’s rhythm ‘n’ blues scene, and members of our collective have played with the likes of Allen Toussaint, James Hunter and Van Morrison. Over the last couple of years the band have become a staple on the R’n’B circuit, gigging around London clubs and bars such as Nightjar in Old Street, Brasserie Zedel in Mayfair and Ronnie Scott’s in Soho.
The entire project is born out of respect for the artists who passed through Cosimo Matassa’s studios, a real love for the music and a desire to summon up the sheer joy that pervades all of Cosimo’s recordings. Playing tunes by well-known artists from that era such as Fats Domino and Big Joe Turner, the band also like to unearth lesser-known gems by the likes of Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Dave Bartholomew and Tami Lynn, as well as throwing in a few of their original songs.