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Friday, January 5th, 2018
7:00 PM
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The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'.
Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots.

Stables
Stables was formed in January 2016 during late night drinks between Matthew and Daniel in London. Matthew was working on a new project idea at the time and, after playing through what was to become their first single, 'Steam', at 5 am, the duo was born, and quickly went public four months later.
'Beyond Brushes' (their debut album) was released to critical acclaim just nine months after, in August 2016, and was championed by the likes of BBC's Steve Lamacq, and BBC6 Recommends amongst others, soon establishing them firmly on the circuit, with a growing fan base.
Just a month after the release Matthew and Daniel embarked on their first UK headline tour, followed by a small French headline. Stables put emphasis on 'energy' when playing live; switching instruments and producing the sound of a full band, with big harmonies and varied styles. Matthew says; 'I always wanted to create a simple sound that could then be taken further when needed, from a small folk club, to a large festival stage'. Stables have gone on to tour the UK further, performing at major festivals including Glastonbury Festival.

Edd Donovan
Edd Donovan is a highly distinctive singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. His sound is heartfelt comforting, yet challenging wise. Originally from Merseyside, he has made his home in Cheltenham.
His critically acclaimed début album, Something To Take The Edge Off, was released in April 2014. The album garnered high praise in the press and radio. Edd's professional experience as a Social Worker has inspired a number of his songs and The Guardian's article on Edd The Singing Social Worker gained his songwriting international attention. Edd's first single from the album 'House On Fire' was inspired by Andrea Ashworth's memoir, 'Once In A House On Fire'. It became the signature tune of the album and is 'A remarkable complex analysis of a child's experience of domestic violence' R2. On the back of the album, Edd embarked on a hugely successful, extensive UK tour; both solo and with his band, The Wandering Moles.
Edd released his second album, Making Mountains (Vol. 1), in June 2016 . It's rooted in Indie Folk and Americana whilst still drawing on a broad spectrum of influences and makes use of the talents of his full band, The Wandering Moles, and features meticulous, intricate arrangements, rhythmic shifts and close harmonies that recall classic artists such as The Band, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Nick Drake.

Izzie Derry
Izzie is a young singer-songwriter with a voice and soulful spirit beyond her years. Inspired by artists of the 60's and 70's, such as: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Johnny Cash, Izzie writes her own beautifully crafted songs. In these songs she showcases her advanced guitar style and impressive vocal range.
Izzie performed in public for the first time at the age of 15, at a local Open Mic. After her first performance, she was offered several gigs, the first of which was a spot at the local Godiva Festival. She then spent the next few months performing in venues all over the West Midlands, and also released her first self titled EP, which consisted of 3 original tracks.
Izzie soon began working with a local record label called 'Domesticated Records', where she released 2 singles.
Then, in September 2016, Izzie released her second EP called 'It's Life', which she recorded with Domesticated Records, but released as an independent artist. Tracks from the EP have been played on local radio stations such as: BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, and Radio Plus.
Izzie is currently working as an independent artist and released her debut Album on the 27th May 2017. The album consists of songs about her experiences of growing up and her fears for the future. The album has been featured on radio stations including: BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, Touch FM, and Radio Plus.
With a string of live shows including support slots for the likes of Olly Murs, Courtney Marie Andrews and Hannah Trigwell, and performances at venues including the Genting Arena and the Belgrade Theatre. Her recent achievements also include BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire Artist of the Month for September 2017 and the Touch FM Pride of Warwick Award 'Young Achiever of the Year', this bright young artist is truly one to look out for

Stage Times
Stables 9.45-10.30
Edd Donovan 8.50-9.30
Izzie Derry 8.00-8.35

The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks.
No other food or drink to be brought into the premises.
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NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance.