“Ellen Smith’s captivating vocals are the highlight in a fantastically catchy collection of songs that tread a line between folk, pop and rock, with plenty of harmonica thrown in for good measure.... these guys are definitely one to watch.” Clash Magazine
Wednesday 7 March at the Wheatsheaf Oxford (129 High Street Oxford)
Tickets £6 advance / more on the door
Special Oxford show with Leeds-based quintet Ellen & the Escapades, conjuring up a delicate folk magic, weaving subtle melodies and swooping rhythms around the husky tones and lyrical delicacies of singer Ellen Smith, bringing to mind echoes of yesterdays gone.
After winning last year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and playing BBC Introducing stages at both Reading and Leeds Festivals, charming audiences at festivals all over last Summer -plus bagging supports for the likes of Josh T. Pearson, First Aid Kit and Paolo Nutini Ellen and the Escapades are riding high.
Latest single ‘When The Tide Creeps In’ hit the top spot in both the Amazon Folk and Amazon Rock Charts during its release week taken from debut album ‘All The Crooked Scenes’ due for release in April. Don't miss this charming band. http://www.ellenandtheescapades.com/
ToLiesel - Superb Oxford-based Americana with lashings of delicate indie-pop.
"Awkwardly Beautiful" - Music In Oxford
"Full of perfect pop melodies and glorious vocal harmonies." - Oxford Music Scene
Sam Lewis makes heartfelt, passionate music with tinges of blues, country, folk and soul, all played with a vitality that is fast becoming his trademark style.
After some 5 years on the road with KT Tunstall, his debut album “Everything You Are” featured KT herself on vocals. The album received a 4-star review in Mojo, BBC online, Americana monthly and Q track of the day. Sam has supported legendary folk guitarist Bert Jansch at the Roundhouse, and follow up album “The City and I” is due for release this year.
?a spacious sound with timeless poetry, bringing to mind Ben Harper, Bon Iver or Iron and Wine..? BBC Online