All the Wild Folk With Dai & the Ramblers, Hickory Signals + Samuel Alty
Dai & the Ramblers, Hickory Signals, Sam Alty + More
Doors: 8pm till Midnight
Entry Price: £6 advance / £8 at the door
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Folk * Flamenco * Cajun * Roots * Arabic * Hip-Hop
Dai & The Ramblers play in a style joining the dots between Cajun, folk and blues music. Singer, songwriter and guitarist also runs the New Orleans rhythm and blues sextet The Cosimo Matassa Project. Double bassist and multi-instrumentalist Rupert Gillett runs The Cabin recording studio in Walthamstow and plays with The London Klezmer Quartet. The band variously features folk veterans Alan Dunn on piano and accordion (Loudon Wainright, Richard Thompson), and Bob Loveday on fiddle (Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra). They’re one of London’s finest roots music acts.
Hickory Signals are a Sussex-based folk duo with atmospheric songs inspired by everything from sea shanties to children’s ballads. They perform original and traditional interpretations of folk tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and the USA, merging strong vocal melodies with acoustic guitar, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion.
“Like stepping back into a bygone age, both in terms of musicality and atmosphere…. Laura Ward does indeed have a lovely voice… almost a slightly more melodious Maddy Prior…” – Ken Brown, FATEA Magazine
Samuel Alty is singer-songwriter, guitarist from New Zealand, now living in Poland. He has experienced many artistic situations including dancing in the Royal Opera House, physical theatrical performances in the Arctic Circle and being a musical rabbit in a circus. He combines elements of Folk, Flamenco, Arabic, hip-hop and different musical traditions from around the world, and is all set to release his debut album Hammering Nails into the Sky.