20180413: Friday 13th April: Dave Ellis and Boo Howard; Anne-Marie Sanderson
Support: Max Bianco
Dave Ellis is known for his unique guitar style and Boo Howard for her great voice and exceptional bass playing. Together they produce great original, sensitive and subtle songs, with guitar playing of the highest order. Their latest album, 'Facebook Friend', released in 2015, has been hailed as their best yet; not only described as "classy, imaginative and engaging", with "high quality musicianship", the album "creates a link between artists and audience." "The lyrics are well thought out, the melodies subtle and the interaction between elegant guitar, sonorous bass and laid back vocals holds a distinctive allure" FolkWords.
Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Anne-Marie's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural world, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation.
With two EPs already released into the wild, Anne-Marie’s “Book Songs Vol. 1” EP, a collection of songs inspired by books, is due in April. Anne-Marie will be appearing in libraries, bookshops, music venues and festivals across the UK and Europe throughout 2018.
Recent performing highlights include being selected to open for Ralph McTell at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, and opening the Acoustic Stage at Manchester Pride 2017. After a decade spent living all over the map, Anne-Marie has recently returned to her native Cumbria, where she now lives in Kendal.
Max Bianco was born at the end of 91, a son of a forgotten industrial town
in the northeast. Max has been a member of The Jar Family and toured the
country relentlessly over the past five years with the band and alone with
his acoustic guitar. Described as some kind of Dylan, Doherty, Guthrie love
child with the spirit of Lindisfarne in one man, he writes songs about all
the things in life we experience from politics, poverty, human bonds and
the places he has travelled. Not to be missed!
"Check this guy out ... a better singer/songwriter I've yet to come across!"
"A natural musician and genuine talent. A troubadour in the best tradition."
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £9(door), £8(advance), £7(members).