Fatea Magazine: “…a record of profound maturity”…” Beth has a voice of rare beauty; dynamic, vibrant, sultry and, at times, pulsating”…
Roots Music Report: “one compelling and unique musical presence”.
Limited early bird £6, £8. Doors 7.00pm
Described as like “a moody Mary Margaret O’Hara”, blues and roots duo Ma Polaine’s Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and hard to pigeon-hole act, coming to Café Kino promoting their highly anticipated second album, “The Outsider”.
The latest record finds the duo tightening their unique sound whilst remaining decidedly easy and loose with the range of influences they draw from. Blues, jazz and country feature strongly, but what this duo admire most in others is individuality, artists who have been unafraid to be themselves musically and in attitude.
2016’s EP release Small Town Talk gained rave media reviews, building on 2015’s nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards for the album “Got Me Out Of Hell”, also winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, and earning an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name.
Throughout last year Ma Polaine’s Great Decline toured the country, taking in the finest of intimate venues and enjoyed a busy festival season, culminating with triumphant sets at Towersey Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.
Folking.com: “If you’ve ever felt that the whole world is cross-threaded, The Outsider is your kind of record”
Blues in Britain: “haunting and compelling”.
Blues Matters: “it is Beth with her stark and crystal clear vocals that underpins this sound”.
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