Write Like A Girl songwriters round is all the girl power you need

Emily Faye, Beth Keeping, Vic Allen and special guests Sue McMillan and Lisa Wright show us how to “write like a girl”.  Did you know that only 17% of songwriters in the UK are women? Sounds ludacris right? well, it’s true. Beth Keeping is the driving force behind a campaign to change that stat. Write Like A Girl is not only a campaign though. It is also … Continue reading Write Like A Girl songwriters round is all the girl power you need

The future of folk is Wildwood Kin – here’s why

The trio played a spectacular show at London’s Nells Jazz & Blues earlier this month.  Folk is a family affair when it comes to Wildwood Kin. And that’s exactly how their show at the West London venue felt. With the release of their debut record Turning Tides last August the trio have been making their mark on a growing UK folk scene by making their sound accessible … Continue reading The future of folk is Wildwood Kin – here’s why

Lisa Wright shares her new music at EP release show

Country/Americana singer-songwriter Lisa Wright played a flawless set. Produced by Matt Greaves (Ward Thomas, The Girls Musical), Lisa Wright’s EP Mind Of Mine contains four brand new songs, and is her most personal work to date. Last month, she played us her new EP alongside a few other tracks at 229 Venue. While rooted in country and Americana, Lisa Wright’s music is genre-crossing and tonight proves … Continue reading Lisa Wright shares her new music at EP release show

The Shires prove to be UK country royalty

The duo is the first ever UK country act to headline the Royal Albert Hall – and it was spectacular.  Trailblazing the way for country music in the UK, it is no surprise that The Shires’ new record Accidentally On Purpose, out now via Decca Records, is a smash hit. Crissie and Ben really know how take that Nashville feeling and apply it to their British audience. … Continue reading The Shires prove to be UK country royalty

Review: Frank Turner returns with stunning first night of Lost Evenings

Just a week after the release of his latest album Be More Kind, Frank Turner takes over London’s Roundhouse for a four-night festival.  English punk troubadour Frank Turner returned to the iconic Roundhouse for the second year of his sell-out four-day festival Lost Evenings. Fans pilgrimed from all over the world to be part of the festivities which see Turner inviting all his favorite bands and Xtra Mile label … Continue reading Review: Frank Turner returns with stunning first night of Lost Evenings

Review: Ben Marwood delivers folk fun in Camden

Reading singer-songwriter Ben Marwood returned to London to do what he does best – perform great shows the bring everyone together for a little while.  Having released his latest record, and first new music since 2013, with Get Found in 2017, Ben Marwood took to the stage at The Monarch, one of Camden’s most iconic grassroots venue with support from Nick Parker and Helen Chambers. Glastonbury-based Nick Parker opens … Continue reading Review: Ben Marwood delivers folk fun in Camden

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