3rd November, 8pm
Sunday Sessions with ELTEL
Welcoming back our lovely mates ELTEL - prepare to be amazed! They will be bringing you their unique sets nspired by knock-you-dead originals, obscure album tracks, perfect pop, pin-drop, and B-Sides:
6th 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:
Take a dive into rampant folk ‘n’ roll! Adam Hopkins, Osian Gruffydd and Alex Johnston-Seymour are the pioneers of the New Folk Fusion genre. The Tenmours inter-tweed Folk, Rock and World Music to bring you an interestingly diverse and jaw dropping performance. When you see them perform, the stage explodes with energy, charisma, and talent. Your experience will not be forgotten!
Chris, known by his stage name 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.
Kerfuffle is a melting pot of international talent, with band members hailing from South Africa and .... England.
The Kingston Upon Thames trio are a relatively new ensemble but have already garnered rave reviews at venues throughout the KT1, 2 & 3 areas!
Expect to hear guitars, double bass, ukulele, vocals and drums played together in such a way that indicates a song is being played. The trio will be joined by drummer/all round good egg Jason Bell on drums!
7th November, 8pm
POOR NAMELESS BOY
Disarming in a moment, his soft, melodic delivery is born from a keen perception of the human condition. This understated authenticity is why you’ll find Poor Nameless Boy on the fringes of something much deeper than modern indie-folk. In his quest to retain a certain humbled anonymity, Regina-based Joel Henderson has, in fact, made himself more noticeable than ever.
Though similar to his contemporaries with his wispy, shiver-worthy vocal tones reminiscent of Donovan Woods and Gregory Alan Isakov; Henderson’s stark vulnerability sets him apart, coupled with a deep lyrical poignancy. Since the release of Activity Book (2013), and the proceeding, stunningly beautiful and acclaimed Bravery (2016); Henderson has seen some notable milestones, including a recent publishing deal and several successful tours and showcases in Canada and Europe.
Henderson’s striking grasp of life’s complexities is mirrored by a pure modesty, allowing listeners to immerse themselves into the stories, songs and experiences of Poor Nameless Boy without pretence. With no desire to be seen as a brand or commodity, his humanistic proposition is entirely irresistible, and as a songwriter, effortlessly engaging.
10th November, 8pm
Sunday Session with ANDY TWYMAN ONE MAN BAND
Andy first took to the stage aged 12 in pubs and clubs, with his guitar, voice and harmonica, often jamming with local musicians including Rory Graham (aka Rag and Bone Man). Before hitting 18, he had gigged as a solo act in top London venues including The Jazz Café and 100 Club. Driven to create a distinctive and exciting act, Andy learnt to play foot operated drums, giving his songs a beat to get people on their feet. Drawing on influences as diverse as Muddy Waters, Monty Python, the White Stripes and Noel Fielding he developed a one man band show. In recent years Andy has brought this show to Spain, the Netherlands and France, has performed twice on BBC Radio and on London’s Resonance 104.4FM, and has had articles written about his music in The Sun, the Mirror, and The Daily Mail newspapers. On Christmas Eve 2015, Andy's Christmas music video, 'A Naked Noël', was broadcast on Channel 4, and in 2017 Andy was interviewed on the London Live TV station to discuss his festival appearances and new live album release.
When the summer arrives, Andy performs at festivals all over the country inducing laughter and dancing amongst the drunk and disorderly. Andy has performed at many of the biggest and best UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Standon Calling, and Green Gathering. Allow Andy to tickle your funny follicles with lyrics absurd and profound, and dazzle your ear drums with music and sound.
13th November, 8pm
An Evening With Conrad Vingoe
“Sepia soaked soulful folk at its best” – James Robins (Freshnet-BBC6 introducing)
“Vingoe has effortlessly created the perfect soundtrack for lovers : the beginnings of a beautiful dusk, and the deep racing emotions of a passionate heart. Definitely worth a listen” – Gary Munday, Acoustic magazine
An award winning folk influenced singer/songwriter based in London (UK), Conrad has toured in England, Europe, Scandinavia and the U.S. building a growing fanbase. Support slots have included Passenger, Turin Brakes, Kathryn Williams, Chris Difford (Squeeze) and Sam Amidon amongst others. Festival highlights include Beautiful Days, Secret Garden Party, Summertyne Americana Festival and Elderflower Fields.
Having released the Phill Brown (John Martyn, Talk Talk, Led Zeppelin etc.) produced/engineered album “Tomorrow, then” to critical acclaim, Conrad has been working on a follow up album set to be released soon.
15th November, 7.30pm
CirKT Presents at The Lamb
The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames has been awarded the Mayor of London’s Cultural Impact Award and will deliver a programme of music events, music industry conferences, a new talent development programme and public workshops, with focused activities in June and November 2019 as well as across the year.
The Mayor of London Cultural Impact Award is part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award. The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together. Putting culture at the heart of local communities, where it belongs. Shining a light on the character and diversity of London’s boroughs and showing culture is for everyone. Now more than ever, the Mayor wants Londoners to get to know each other and feel part of our great city. Thanks to this new award, all Londoners will now have the chance to be part of something extraordinary.
Join us at The Lamb for a packed programme of three of the best diverse music acts from solo acoustic to indie rock and electro soul fusion featuring, Alex Brenchley, Baby Husband and Miri.
17th November, 8pm
Sunday Sessions with SALT MOON
Salt Moon are trio fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Maya McCourt, who plays cello, oboe, guitar and the African kora. Leading the band on cello and vocals, Maya is joined by Cameron J. Niven on guitar & vocals and Simon McIlhinney on double bass. Expect complex rhythms and enchanting themes from this bluesy folk trio.
20th November, 8pm
An Evening With Jack Harris
Jack Harris’s songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. His latest album, 'The Wide Afternoon', produced by UK folk giant Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson), was released in November 2016 to universal press acclaim. Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, and the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting.
'Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.' Anais Mitchell
23rd November, 8.30pm
Saturday Special with SOUTHBANK CROWS
Southbank Crows are an Alternative Rock/Pop band from London, started in the early stages of 2017 by a group of guys who met at a blind audition.
With their unique blend of Rock, Americana and heart felt stories, Southbank Crows was formed. Later that year their first self titled EP emerged with 100,000+ streams, sparking the band to embark on their first UK tour and a further 50 + shows and festival appearances. A follow up EP was released a year later called The Wild Ones.
Southbank Crows are now back in the studio recording their debut album. Having taken part in festivals alongside acts such as Fort Hope, Beans on Toast and The Hoosiers, the band have no intention of slowing down and 2019 looks to be their busiest year yet!
24th November, 4.30pm
Sunday Afternoon Session with CEITIDH MAC
Ceitidh Mac blends the warming tones of the cello and soaring vocals to create a transformative
sound that puts a progressive twist on the alt.folk genre.
Originally from Wales, but now based in Newcastle, Ceitidh’s honest and intriguing lyrics have been mesmerising audiences in the know across the UK. While the folk influence is prominent in her songs, the smoky style and lo-fi studio sound combines with a contemporary electronic edge, embellished by unusual instrumentation. Her live show is an innovative take on traditional and alternative folk songs, sitting alongside her own original material which explores topics ranging from illuminating everyday experiences to subjects of deeper self reflection.