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New Roots

New Roots

Apr 26th 2018 @ The Old Queens Head;''

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
7:30 PM
The Old Queens Head;''
London, United Kingdom
With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'One of British folk music's mightiest combinations' (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi's boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as 'defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk musicfor the times we live in.' From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music's Tom Robinson says 'They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.'

A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo' Nominees 2017

'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'  * * * * * The Guardian
 
'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson

'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' 
* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month

'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'  
* * * * * R2  

'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.' 
 * * * * Songlines

PLEASE NOTE- THE VENUE CONSISTS OF BOTH SEATED AND STANDING AREAS. TO ENSURE A SEAT PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.

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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