20180525: Friday 25th May: Morganway; Emily Mae Winters Band
Support: Steve Warner
Morganway was founded by twin brothers Callum (vocals/guitar) and Kieran Morgan (lead guitar). Its fiery sound and distinctive Americana glow wears its heart on its sleeve, packing charismatic harmonies and powerful riffs into the emotional songwriting. Kieran’s wife SJ Mortimer joins them on vocals, and Nicole Terry (fiddle), Matthew Brocklehurst (keys) and Ed Bullinger (cajon) complete the line-up.
After releasing two acclaimed EPs, Morganway toured extensively, catching the ear of Britain’s country music champion, Whispering Bob Harris, and being nominated by the British Country Music Association for Group of the Year. They are currently working on their debut album, and will be appearing at this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival.
‘An eclectic collection that will have you humming along in glee’ Subba-Cultcha.
Emily Mae Winters’ exquisite songs, which sit between the gentle seas of folk and country, are influenced by artists including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and Sarah Jarosz. Cambridge-based Emily’s entirely self-penned album Siren Serenade, on which she plays guitar and piano, was produced by Ben Walker and Lauren Deakin Davies. Its track ‘Anchor’ won her the Guardian Songwriting Competition.
Emily is currently working on new material for the release of her second album, which will be previewed on her forthcoming Autumn Tour. With bookings at such prestigious venues as The Green Note, Cecil Sharp House, and Wavendon Stables, we’re really privileged she’s playing for the Folk Club. The Emily Mae Winters Band will include Ben Walker on electric guitar and John Parker on double bass.
‘She combines a simply beautiful voice with a natural gift to drama to deliver songs that are as enchanting as they are satisfying’ Folk Radio UK.
Steve Warner is a Hertfordshire based singer/songwriter and folk musician, who performs his own songs in local folk clubs - Cambridge, Royston, Hertford, Watford, Redbourn and Hitchin. He says, ‘I like to write songs that make people think and sing songs that will make people listen.’
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £9(door), £8(advance), £7(members).