Let’s go baboon presents a double headline special
Tuesday 26th May 2009
£6 advance (www.wegottickets.com/event/47665), £8 door, 7.30pm
The Luminaire, 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR - 020 7372 7123
Charlie Parr – www.myspace.com/charlieparrduluth
This is a one off London show for Charlie Parr, following the release of the startlingly good ‘Roustabout’ on Misplaced Music. It isn’t surprising that he is regularly invited back to the Bath International Music and End of the Road festivals. A genuinely heartening performer with music to tap your toes and weep in to your beer in equal measure, Charlie’s music has an appeal that spans genres, the authentic voice and utter lack of pretence of the music speaks to everyone...
’So many country-blues artists are crippled with retroism and purism, but he has brought wonder and excitement to this music. Even Charlie's foot coming down on the floor boards screams with more soul and life than most anything - past or future. ‘ - Alan Sparhawk, Low
“Lots of blues musicians get the notes right. They play authentic chords and patterns on authentic instruments. They sound just like the old days, except they don't. Charlie Parr has somehow inhabited this music from the inside, letting it out in a way that's as natural as breathing -- and as vital.” Splendid Magazine
Nancy Elizabeth – www.myspace.com/nancyelizabethcunliffe
Nancy Elizabeth has that something special, her pure voice and enchanting phrasing backed by delicately plucked guitar or atmospheric piano playing and a self-effacing gracious stage presence is alluring. Nancy is a young singer and multi-instrumentalist, with a beautifully unadorned voice who has been stunning audiences in folk clubs, concert halls and cafes across Mexico, Spain, Manchester and beyond. Currently putting the finishing touches to her new, piano led, second album for The Leaf Label she has also recently been recording with James Yorkston and Susumu Yokota as well as playing with Efterklang, Tunng, Rachel Unthank and The Winterset.
Nancy comes from a verdant North West scene, centred around Manchester, full of players and artists working with/around folk music history but pushing it forms into new alternative directions. She has a folk leaning but her atmospheric and emotional songs also align her closely with songwriters such as Thom Yorke, Nancy Merchant and Mark Hollis.
"Nancy Elizabeth is Northern England's most beguiling new folk singer…enchanting" Flux