20181012: Friday 12th October: Oka Vanga; Roswell
Support: Ian Roland Trio
Oka Vanga are award-winning folk and roots duo Angela Meyer and William Cox. Whether singing, playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin, their relaxed banter and gift for story-telling makes their live performances interesting and memorable. Described as ‘perfect folk Fayre’ by Mike Ainscoe, (Bright Young Folk), their songs of faith and superstition, love and loss, death and everlasting hope are all seamlessly woven together and showcase all manner of musical influences. Their much-anticipated second album, ‘Dance of the Copper Trail’, described by fRoots as ‘distinctly classy’ and having ‘serious accomplishment and musicality’, has secured Angie and Will a place in the hearts and minds of many fans with what RnR describes as its ‘up-beat feel’ and ‘Celtic-deep universality’.
“Folkloric motifs supernaturally illuminated… beautifully intricate,” R’n’R Magazine.
Roswell is a brand-new Americana/Folk/Indie duo featuring singer-songwriters Zoë Wren (guitar, vocals) and Jasmine Watkiss (violin, vocals and ukulele). Based between Cambridgeshire and London, Roswell formed in December 2017 after what can only be described as musical love at first sight at an open mic night in Ely, Cambridgeshire. This year so far, they have played Wimborne Folk Festival and Home Farm Festival as part of their June tour, and have just won Purbeck Valley Folk Festival’s new artist competition Purbeck Rising 2018 - so 2019 is set to be an exciting year! They are currently in the studio recording their debut EP - watch this space!
Ian Roland (12-string guitar), Simon Yapp (fiddle) and Brione Jackson (cello) are an Indie Folk Roots trio from Brighton, UK. Their new EP ‘The Valley’ was released in February 2018.
“Most captivating and beautiful…melodic, folk-orientated band with stunning musicianship and vocal harmonies…Wonderful songs…” Jonathan Tarplee, Words & Music Festival.
“…more hooks than a long line fishing vessel,” Charlie Elland, FolkWords.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £10(door), £9(advance), £8(members).