World-class original acoustic music in a unique, intimate setting.
£10 in advance, £12 OTD, £7 concessions. Doors at 7.
Pear O'Legs Records present another night of world-class original acoustic music in a unique, intimate setting. A 'priest of song' at the top of his game and a trumpet/cello duo sitting somewhere between jazz, folk and classical chamber music. Hosted by Bristol-based Americana/folk duo Fritillaries, with a local floor spot.
Between them, the acts have played the Royal Albert Hall, South by Southwest and Birmingham Symphony Hall; come see them in a 40 capacity venue!
Jack Harris' songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. His latest album, ‘The Wide Afternoon’, produced by UK folk giant Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson), was released in November 2016 to universal press acclaim.
Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, and the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting.
‘Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.’ Anais Mitchell
Jow are a new acoustic duo of James Gow (cello) and Pete Judge (trumpet).
Acoustic instrumental duo with a distinctive blend of jazz, folk and classical chamber
music. JOW's eponymous debut album was recorded at Jim Barr's J&J Studios in
Bristol, and released in November 2021. Their follow-up EP was recorded in St Ambrose Church, Bristol in March 2022.
'absolutely stunning' (The Nest Collective)
'stately trumpet lines of lament & renewal soar gently above earthy cello sounds and together weave an English landscape'(Friendly Records)
'there is no ego to this, just musicians playing organic music. They musically lean
into each other and then give the other space to find their way. The audience love them' (Bristol 24/7)
ROLAND GEORGE HARRAD
Roland George Harrad is a singer/songwriter. He's about to release his first album 'Full Spiral', which was recorded over lockdown. He draws on inspiration from songwriters like Gillian Welch, Fionn Regan, and Loudon Wainright III. As a Bristolian, he is looking forward to finally playing a gig in his home city. Follow him on @rgh_music for updates on the album release.
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