Sarah Darling performs stunning set at Union Chapel show

Country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling took our breath away with her show at London’s Union Chapel.  Marking Darling’s biggest ever UK headline show to date, and first UK show in three years, she really could not have picked a more beautiful venue to highlight the occasion. The North London Gothic Revival church offered a gorgeous backdrop to Sarah Darlings performance and left the entire crowd stunned. … Continue reading Sarah Darling performs stunning set at Union Chapel show

Review: Jake Bugg impresses with acoustic show at London’s Palladium

The singer-songwriter owned every minute of his headline show.  Nottingham-born singer Jake Bugg treated his audience to a stellar acoustic performance at London’s Palladium on 26 February as part of his acoustic tour across the UK. With just two guitars and a microphone, the 24-year-old captures the attention of his crowd with every chord. Kicking off his set with How Soon The Dawn, the opening track on … Continue reading Review: Jake Bugg impresses with acoustic show at London’s Palladium

Review: First Aid Kit deliver a first-class show at the Roundhouse

The folk duo’s second sold-out London show proved that these ladies live up to their hype.  Earlier this year Swedish folk sisters First Aid Kit released their latest album Ruins and now they’ve hit the road with shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London. For two sold-out nights the singers took over the iconic Roundhouse and showed that they’re a force to be reckoned with. On a … Continue reading Review: First Aid Kit deliver a first-class show at the Roundhouse

Review: The Wandering Hearts on the road to bigger things

The UK’s newest Americana-pop quartet The Wandering Hearts impressed at their sold out London headline show.  The Wandering Hearts have been #1 in the UK country charts for the last three weeks since the release of their debut album Wild Silence – and rightfully so. With support from BBC Radio2, Bob Harris and the recent win of their Americana award, the four Londoners have sure made a … Continue reading Review: The Wandering Hearts on the road to bigger things

Will Varley leaves O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire almost speechless

As he played his biggest headline show to date, Will proved that this is exactly where he belongs.  Will Varley has long paid his dues as a singer-songwriter and his recent album Spirit of Minnie proves just how much he’s earned his place in the spotlight, and his place on the bigger stages of this country. With songs about love, hope and protest are not only relatable, … Continue reading Will Varley leaves O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire almost speechless

Charlie Worsham and Lucie Silvas play London’s Islington Assembly Hall

Lucie Silvas invited Charlie Worsham out on tour with her and it was a sound for sore ears (see what I did there!).  Things I love about the UK country/folk/Americana scene is people discover new organically, hence audiences at smaller country shows are there because they genuinely enjoy the music and the artist rather than just taking a selfie at the coolest show in town. … Continue reading Charlie Worsham and Lucie Silvas play London’s Islington Assembly Hall

Worry Dolls put a big smile on our faces with their London show

When London-based indie-folk duo Worry Dolls took over the Borderline it was smiles all around as with this much talent you can’t help but be happy.  It is thoroughly enjoyable to see how many young, new folk and country bands have come out of the UK in the last few years. Worry Dolls are no exception, actually they probably are – exceptional for their undeniable … Continue reading Worry Dolls put a big smile on our faces with their London show

Amy Macdonald impresses with intimate London show

St.-John-at-Hackney provided a beautiful backdrop for Amy Macdonald’s London show this week.  For her current tour, Glasgow singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald stripped back her songs to acoustic versions and delivered an absolute stunner of a show at a church in Shoreditch. “This is the real hipster London, you can’t just do a gig at a normal venue, it’s got to be a church. I feel like … Continue reading Amy Macdonald impresses with intimate London show

Two Ways Home host inspiring songwriters round

With special guest Charlie Worsham who’ll be touring the UK next week with Lucie Silvas.  On Thursday evening, UK alt-country duo Two Ways Home hosted their monthly Round Up, a songwriters round at Gail’s Kitchen in central London. This edition featured Claydon Connor, Laura Evans and Alex Maile, Charlie Worsham and a pop-in from Zane Cardey. Claydon Connor kicks off the round with his 2015 track Which … Continue reading Two Ways Home host inspiring songwriters round

The Wandering Hearts pack out London’s Borderline

Folk-pop quartet The Wandering Hearts played an atmospheric, sold-out show that proves they are ones to watch.  On Tuesday night, London-based The Wandering Hearts took over Soho’s Borderline with their signature blend of alt-country, folk and Americana with a dash of pop to wow everyone in attendance. Support on the night cam from 17-year-old singer-songwriter Eleanor Nelly who sang to us about heart-break, longing to … Continue reading The Wandering Hearts pack out London’s Borderline