Thursday January 24th 2008
The Yorkshire House, 2 Parliament Street, Lancaster, LA1 1DB.
Doors 8pm, Entry £5
Advance Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/location/LAWM
LAWM presents from Chicago, USA – avant folk classical kid gone viola pop wunderkind Anni Rossi (Too Pure Records).
ANNI ROSSI (USA)
A foot stompin', viola playing force of nature... Anni Rossi is a startlingly fresh musician from Illinois who has been leaving audiences
agog with her unique blend of classical virtuosity, ramshackle percussion and vocal acrobatics. Her songs are alive with possibility and
she has that Greenwich Village class via East European barn dance mixed with unkempt singer/songwriter allure all in bundles.
Playing viola and singing simultaneously (no looping pedals here!) she stamps and caterwauls herself into a frenzy. Like Beirut, Final
Fantasy or Karen Dalton she seems to have come from nowhere and hit upon a sound that is idiosyncratic, uncontrived and wholly adorable.
Where ever she plays audiences go crazy for her coffee hit songs.
Performances at Homefires Festival and Venn, plus supporting Electrelane on their final European tour helped spread her live reputation
further. Now she releases her debut 7" on Too Pure (home of Scout Niblett, Electrelane ) to coincide with this tour, and releases an album
shortly after. Also, check her amazing cover of Radiohead's 'Creep' on You Tube.
ROLLIN HUNT (USA)
The mystery of Chicago songwriter Rollin Hunt is whether he's oblivious to how wide of the mark he's gone, how far outside pop convention
he is. He's so freakishly earnest and his songs are so beautifully awkward that it's hard to believe it's all part of a deliberately
crafted persona. (Jessica Hopper). Featuring some accompaniment from Anni Rossi.
MEN DIAMLER (BRISTOL)
Bristol based, Cheltenham singer, like a man possessed walking amongst the crowd singing haunted gospel blues right into your eyes - not to
be missed. Last seen in Lancaster supporting Rose Kemp.
MR. AND MRS. (PRESTON)
Preston duo. At last a British act influenced by anti-folk, and actually sounding brilliant - feat. guitar, vocals and violin, mandolin,