HUSH presents: The Little Unsaid (solo show)+ Finnshrimp

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HUSH presents: The Little Unsaid (solo show)+ Finnshrimp

‘Entrancing…deeply atmospheric…songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach, by a focus on the emotional weight music can carry’
Clash Magazine�
‘The first thing you notice about these songs is their emotional honesty. Elliott writes about mental illness from the point of view of someone who has lived through it and come out the other side, someone who is acutely aware of how close he still is to his demons. But his songs are full of hope, full of the potential for a better future despite the continued proximity of depression.’
ALBUM OF THE MONTH – FRUK
Folk Radio U.K.

‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’
Bob Harris

‘A brave and often brilliant collection’
R2 Magazine (on Selected Works)

Winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music
Founded by Gilles Peterson, with support from Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and PRS Foundation

The Little Unsaid spent large chunks of 2017 and 2018 travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen’. Touring continues in earnest through the summer and autumn of 2019 in support of first single “Road” and the new album “Atomise”.


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HUSH present Danni Nicholls. + Don Barclay

With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride. From supporting the legendary Shakin’ Stevens on his 28 date major UK tour to opening for the mighty Lucinda Williams and The Secret Sisters plus being invited to perform at prestigious events such as Folk Alliance International, Cambridge Folk Festival, Tonder Festival, Denmark and AmericanaFest in Nashville….2019 is set to be just as exciting.
Following her first two critically acclaimed studio albums, A Little Redemption (2013) and Mockingbird Lane (2015), this year sees the release of her third – The Melted Morning – produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin (The Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright-Roche) at the idyllic woodland studio MOXE, Nashville TN.
Closely personal yet widely relatable, the themes of this album span an array of life’s takeaways from the pain and darkness of rejection, the fear of losing yourself and the power of human connection to offering up hope and new perspectives in the face of adversities.
“I needed a new challenge, a new landscape to work in sonically, physically and viscerally. Collaborating with Jordan and this incredible team of musicians gave me that opportunity and I have come away with a delicate, vibey, honest and vulnerable collection of songs that we dove deep into to find out who they wanted to become”
Her vibrant, spell binding performances are guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your boots. Danni’s passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell.

“An artist with the elegance and imagination to restore your faith in the visceral power of an original song”
Paul Sexton, BBC Radio 2 and freelance print/broadcast journalist

“I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music”
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“Danni is one of our favourites. She’s a dedicated, prolific creator, combining memorable melodies with thoughtful lyrics. Danni’s performances are captivating; her natural warmth making any stage her own.”
David Pick, Founder & CEO Vintage TV

“Her passion for her craft is unparalleled. Her depth of emotion, commitment to the song
and ability to go deep, makes her a rare artist.”
Jed Hilly – Executive Director of the Americana Music Association

“Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice”
Q Magazine

“Sumptuous…a warm wry line in confessional songwriting”
UNCUT

“One in a million…
Maverick Music Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/danninichollsmusic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI7kLHtdoxU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spZEFHHI0ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llwZWz9WWnM


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ShooShooBabys’ Christmas Cabaret

Join internationally-acclaimed trio ShooShooBaby for a shamelessly sparkly Christmas cabaret in the intimate surroundings of the Jazz Room, Folkestone.

Expect to hear watertight harmonising accompanied on piano, spoons, wine glasses and even a musical saw! This “effortlessly funny” (Musical Stages) show is packed with seasonal favourites from composers as diverse as Purcell, The Proclaimers, Fleet Foxes and Queen, complemented by the Shoos’ own original “witty, razor-sharp songwriting” (The Stage).

“What sets ShooShooBaby apart is their musical wit and superb harmony… A sheer delight. Tight, clever and totally enjoyable” Scotsman

“The comedy, material and presentation is wickedly funny and wonderful” One4review

“The audience had a ball” The Stage

Doors: 7pm

Show: 8pm

www.shooshoobaby.co.uk

Facebook: @ShooShooBabycabaret

Twitter: @SSBcabaret

Instagram: shooshoobabycabaret


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ShooShooBabys’ Christmas Cabaret

Join internationally-acclaimed trio ShooShooBaby for a shamelessly sparkly Christmas cabaret in the intimate surroundings of the Jazz Room, Folkestone.

Expect to hear watertight harmonising accompanied on piano, spoons, wine glasses and even a musical saw! This “effortlessly funny” (Musical Stages) show is packed with seasonal favourites from composers as diverse as Purcell, The Proclaimers, Fleet Foxes and Queen, complemented by the Shoos’ own original “witty, razor-sharp songwriting” (The Stage).

“What sets ShooShooBaby apart is their musical wit and superb harmony… A sheer delight. Tight, clever and totally enjoyable” Scotsman

“The comedy, material and presentation is wickedly funny and wonderful” One4review

“The audience had a ball” The Stage

Doors: 7pm

Show: 8pm

www.shooshoobaby.co.uk

Facebook: @ShooShooBabycabaret

Twitter: @SSBcabaret

Instagram: shooshoobabycabaret


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Son of Town Hall

“It’s part balladry, part performance art, and totally cool. American singer-songwriter David Berkeley and Brit Ben Parker have taken a step back in time with the creation of Son of Town Hall. Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer

�“Sensational!”
– John Platt, WFUV

�“Nothing short of stunning”
– Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival

�“Unique and beautiful…unforgettable.”
– Phil Collins (Austin, TX)

�“Purposely timeless yet anachronistic, a sort of aural steampunk”
– Santa Fe New Mexican

Meet Son Of Town Hall the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly sought-after London-based #songwriter/ #producer/ #multiinstrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated #singer/ #songwriter/ #author create a world that transcends time and space, complete with #Victorian-era outfits, #meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. The show is three-parts #concert, one-part #theater. It will leave you transformed, with your heart full of laughter and tears, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition.��Son of Town Hall was born when the two found themselves side by side aboard a junk raft (“The Son of Town Hall”) crossing the mighty Atlantic in search of new lands, new inspiration, and to recover squandered fortune. The two have sailed their ship back a century or so, and their song and story cycle follows the pair across the open waters and from town to town as they travel the frontier bouncing primarily from one failed endeavor to another. Though they fall for temptation and countless false promises, their belief in humanity and each other never flags.��Their struggles have only strengthened their harmony, a blend that would have made Simon and Garfunkel take to drink and push off to sea as well, had that duo been fortunate enough to hear Son of Town Hall sing. “Perhaps it was the solitude out there,” Parker explains when we caught up with the bearded duo off the coast of Maine, “or maybe it was the strong gratitude you feel for your companion as you make it through your first (or twelfth) near-death experience. Or maybe it was all the cheap rum we consumed… well whatever it was, we learned to sing out there. More importantly, we learned to sing together.” ��“You learn a lot on the high seas,” Berkeley adds. “Skills and endurance you didn’t know you possessed, you know?” We didn’t exactly know, but we let him continue. “Music and storytelling kept us afloat, kept us alive, really. That was the bond. We developed a blend and a sound that led even the sea creatures and the moon to pay attention. We just had to hope that it would translate if and when we ever reached the shore.”��Well, as anyone at Son of Town Hall’s packed shows across America or Europe can attest, their sound has translated just fine. Audiences consistently leave a show swaying like they’ve been to sea themselves and muttering that they’ve never quite experienced something like it. If the early indications prove true, the two will soon need to build a bigger boat, for everyone who floats near them wants to jump aboard.

Visit:
www.sonoftownhall.com


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Mamas Funkin Skunks

TNMC4 – FOUR great acts showcasing East Kents fines songwriters, singers and musicians. Shane Cannon, BS CCollective (not quite so unplugged this time) featuring Rachel Gerrard and Simon Lethem, Mamas Funkin Skunks and Ben Millbery


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Dave Robinson. ‘If it ain’t Stiff , it ain’t worth a F***’

A HUSH – WORD presentation.

Dave Robinson.

Originally a teenage photographer in Dublin, Dave Robinson opened the first Beat Club in Ireland. He took pictures for Rave magazine of the Beatles in the Cavern, Liverpool and The Rolling Stones on their first tour of Ireland. He befriended Van Morrison, briefly managing him; and he was Jimi Hendrix’s road manager from his first UK tour. Dave shared flats with Jimi and Noel Redding in London and toured with The Experience across America and the world until just before Jimi’s death. .

He did major tours in the US with Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Young Rascals and Vanilla Fudge. He clubbed and mixed with The Grateful Dead, Janice Joplin, The Who, Jim Morrison and the Doors.

He returned to London, managing the careers of Brinsley Schwartz, Graham Parker, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmonds, Ian Dury and Elvis Costello.

In London, he single-handedly created a network of 35 pubs where bands could play what they liked. This was Pub Rock, the forerunner of Punk. Dave built a recording studio above the legendary Hope and Anchor Pub in Islington and with Jake Riviera, he started Stiff Records and signed The Damned, Motorhead, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Tracey Ullman, Richard Hell, The Plasmatics, Jona Lewie, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Kirsty McColl, The Box Tops, The Adverts, Lene Lovich, The Pogues, Madness and many more.

After Stiff, Dave became president of Island Records, where he oversaw the careers of U2, Robert Palmer, Stevie Winwood and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, He personally sequenced and marketed Bob Marley’s 36 million selling LEGEND album. The biggest reggae album in the World.

He went on to represent Rick Rubin outside North America running Def Jam Records and American Recordings working with Johnny Cash, the Black Crows, Slayer, Danzig and the Jayhawks. He settled the vicious two year litigation between Rick Rubin and Roger Ames, Chairman of PolyGram and signed American Recordings to BMG.

Dave ran The Famous Blue Note Club and Acid Jazz Label in London helping to launch the early Drum and Bass dance movement.

Dave has been at the helm or in the mix of the most exciting and important musical developments. He is still active in the music industry as a consultant & manager for various labels and projects – from Van Morrison for EMI to the Alabama 3 for Hostage Music -whilst keeping an eye on some of the most enduring repertoire the music industry has ever seen.

So here in Folkestone he brings his one man show – ‘If it ain’t Stiff, it ain’t worth a F***’.

Dave brings lot of hilarious anecdotes along with fascinating insights into one hell of a life in the Music Business.


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Boo Hewerdine with Support from Lorraine Lucas & Rick Whalen

Folkestone Songwriting Festival 2019 in association with Atkin Guitars will be hosting a brand new event this year –
The Atkin Stage at Eleto Jazz Rooms!!
…and who better to grace it’s stage than one of the best songwriters around today Boo Hewerdine

Boo is no stranger to the festival and has been a great supporter since the beginning and it’s an honour not only to have him as Special Guest tutor this year but yo have him perform on the Saturday evening concert.
Boo has just released his new album called Before so it’s great he has been able to fit the festival into his already heaving tour schedule.
Boo has also written with and for some of the top names at home and abroad with Eddie Reader, Kris Drever, Chris Difford, Brooks Williams, Darden Smith, Emily Barker, Edwina Hayes to name more than a few.
Boo’s gigs are always an aural delight with his beautifully crafted melodies and witty observant wordsmithery interspersed with numerous anecdotes and tall tales which makes a gig feel like a warm and personal experience.
Supporting Boo is Lorraine Lucas who will be performing a collection of songs written at or inspired from the many Boo Hewerdine songwriting retreats and workshops she has attended over the years most of which have never been performed live before and will be joined by her Troubled Family collaborator and another Atkin Guitars player Rick Whalen.
There will be an Atkin stand throughout the festival for you to peruse the wondrous exquisite workmanship of these instruments and dare to dream of owning one of your own…well Christmas is just round the corner!


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The Atkin Stage Presents: Songwriters In The Round At Songfest19

Folkestone Songwriting Festival in association with Atkin Guitars proudly present “Songwriters In The Round”.

4 top Singer/songwriters from across the UK, Findlay Napier, Nina Clark Music, Anil Sebastian and Boo Hewerdine, perform across genres of music, from #Folk to #Indie to #Jazz to #WorldMusic, in the beautiful and intimate setting of Eleto Jazz Room in #Folkestone.

Led by Findlay Napier ahead of being a lead tutor at Folkestone Songwriting Festival 2019, he is Creative Director at Glasgow Songwriting Festival, Curator at Hazy Recollections at Celtic Connections and BBC Radio Scotland #FolkShow.
Findlay will task the other Songwriters with challenges resulting in a fun and eclectic night of storytelling, humour and banter.

Atkin Guitars will be present at the event, with guitars for you to play, enjoy and ultimately see what all the fuss is about…!


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Folkestone Songwriting Festival 2019

Now in its 3rd year!! 2 exciting days of direct learning, from 4 top Songwriters!!
Our 4 professionals will be covering all aspects of song writing -creating hooks, melody, collaborating, getting your story right, authenticity, rhyme and much more, in small supportive groups. For the novice & professionals alike.

It’s an EPIC #lineup of brilliant #tutors for this years #folkestone #songwritingfestival2019….
🎶 #Novellonominated #songwriter Boo Hewerdine is 2019s very #specialguest #tutor‼️
🎶 The #immenselytalented Nina Clark Music‼️
🎶 co-founder of London Contemporary Voices Anil Sebastian‼️
🎶 #LeadTutor #curator of #GlasgowSongwritingFestival and Celtic Connections #Festival host Findlay Napier!!

also inclused in the weekend ticket ate two evening concerts
Fridaynight Meet The Tutors gig at Eleto Jazz Rooms whigh is also open to the public and Satutoday solol concert fRom Boo Hewerdine with support from Lorraine Lucas and Rick Whalen also at Eleto JazzRooms.

Book through WeGotTickets ticket shop:
https://www.wegottickets.com/f/12079?fbclid=IwAR1IyBtPx0qMWe0HMzYOvnvAHzHg0EhmgEM_E6IzcJnoJ_qrxgKgqjlnSsg


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