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New Roots

Jan 25th 2018 @ The Old Queens Head;''

London, United Kingdom
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018
7:30 PM
The Old Queens Head;''
London, United Kingdom
MICHELE STODART: 'A THING OF PERFECTION' FRUK / NED ROBERTS: '..ONE TO GET REALLY EXCITED ABOUT' LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC 6 MUSIC

Doors open 7.30 pm. Ned Roberts on stage 8.15 pm sharp. Michele Stodart on stage 9.15 pm sharp.
Please note the venue consists of seated and standing areas. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.
Nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk.

Over a decade since Mercury-nominated four piece The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart took leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album'Pieces'on 8th July 2016.

Released four years after her solo debut, 'Wide-Eyed Crossing', the nine songs that comprise 'Pieces' confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele Stodart has turned into an artist whose work stands up to strong comparison to some of the iconic songwriters that helped shape her outlook.

With your first album, explains Michele, It's very much a matter of planting your flag in the ground, assembling the best songs you've got, and saying, 'Here I am.' With this one though, I could start thinking about something more narrated and focus on the storytelling a bit more......There was never a plan to start making solo records, says Michele. But then something happens. The songs you've been writing just for yourself, whilst playing in a completely different band, take on a life of their own. She plays tonight with her full backing band.

'Stodart's solo career..sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton and Judee Sill...Etta James..Alison Moorer [&] Gillian Welch. Pieces may well be the most impressive record she's ever made, with or without brother Romeo and band'. MOJO Magazine

'A thing of perfection' FRUK

Website: http://michelestodart.co.uk
Watch Michele Stodart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8K52RlW3EE

Not long after writing his first songs London artist Ned Roberts was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership.

The first single culled from these sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed.

No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK and Europe extensively, both on his own and as support to Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek.

In 2017 he released his second album 'Outside My Mind', again with producer Luther Russell at the helm, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, Roberts' songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. He plays tonight with full band accompaniment.

'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

'★★★★' The Guardian

'so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 UNCUT

'An understated gem' The Independent on Sunday

WATCH NED ROBERTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdXJHKiQSRk

New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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