01/05/14 – HOPE & ANCHOR

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7pm, Thursday 1 May 2014

The Tailormade + Benjamin Wickins + Jack Harris + Claudia Heidegger + Isabella Joan + Ashton

HOPE & ANCHOR

207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL

18 +

Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door

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THE TAILORMADE

The Tailormade

The Tailormade are a “Hip Shop” Trio, combining the genres of Hip Hop & BarberShop to create original songs.

JACK HARRIS

Jack Harris

In 2005, aged 19, Jack Harris was the first British winner of the prestigious New Folk Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, joining an elite band of previous winners that includes Nancy Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule. He has also featured as a showcase artist at the South by South-West Festival, Austin, Texas, and at the Green Man Festival in the UK.

Jack has shared the stage with some of the most important names in folk music, including Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Dick Gaughan, Kate Campbell, Eliza Gilkyson and Eric Taylor. He performs regularly around the UK and Ireland, bringing literate story-telling and lyrical delivery to many appreciative audiences, and has played extensively in the United States. Recently he completed a tour of Northern Italy and Switzerland.

Steeped in myth and mystery his songs bring the narrative tradition of folk and blues music into the here and now. His debut album, Broken Yellow, received great acclaim in songwriting circles.

Influenced by the old country blues masters and folk singers of the British Isles, his performances are a riveting display of soulful, smoky vocals and intricate, finger-style guitar playing.

CLAUDIA HEIDEGGER

Claudia Heidegger

Austrian singer songwriter Claudia Heidegger moved to London in late 2011 to conquer the ‘Kingdom Far Far Away’ from within and to find her feet within London’s music scene. Her first official EP ‘The Other Side’, released in May 2013, tells stories about life, love, fears and hopes, and the struggle of finding yourself in a world both terrifyingly beautiful and beautifully terrifying. Claudia has been gigging regularly all around London since 2012.

ISABELLA JOAN

Isabella Joan

A singer-songwriter from south London, who has been known to eat a whole jar of peanut butter in one sitting.

Isabella Joan likes writing songs about things she experiences and hears about, memories and the people in her life. She is really inspired by issues of equality and politics and a lot of this comes into her songwriting.

ASHTON

Ashton

Ashton is only a year into to his musical journey. However, his permanence on the scene seems inevitable. Like so few modern artists, his story appears to effortlessly write itself. Growing in Glastonbury, his sound was carved out before he even realised. With festival lights for inspiration Ashton slowly began to expand his repertoire from simple guitar jams to complex melancholic compositions. Layering cutting, relatable lyrics over emotive melodies, his music has proved enough to melt even the coldest of hearts. Citing influences from Arctic Monkeys to Bon Iver, from Daughter to Jamie T, his live performance will keep you on your toes. With his first single “These Colours” having just been released from his upcoming EP ‘Falling Out of Trees’, Ashton’s journey is set to continue.