Sweet homecoming gig
MERCURY prize nominees and Aylesbury based art rock band Sweet Billy Pilgrim are returning to Bucks as part of their next tour in September.
Their homecoming gig is part of a 10 date UK tour that follows the release of their critically acclaimed fourth album Motorcade Amnesiacs.
Their first album, Twice Born Men, was Mercury Music Prize nominated, and their previous album Crown and Treaty was awarded five stars by music magazine Mojo.
The new album sees the band stepping away from their previous electronic/acoustic experimentalism into an accessible record, which latest single Just Above Midtown displaying this new direction clearly.
The video was filmed in Vienna, London and the Home Counties and gives a behind-the-scenes insight into the world of the band, cut with live footage from their recent sold-out London show.
The band are set to play the Limelight Theatre, Queens Park, Aylesbury, on Saturday.
Tickets cost £12, for members £9.60, concessionary members £9 or concessions £10.
Contact 01296 424 332 or info@ qpc.org or visit www.qpc.org for more information. AN AMERICAN folk band is set to rock Chesham Folk Club as part of their new album tour.
Three-piece band Harpeth Rising will perform at the club at the White Hill Centre, in White Hill, Chesham, on Monday, September 21 at 8.15pm.
For the past six years, Harpeth Rising has challenged the boundaries of folk music and created a sound that is both unique and surprisingly familiar. Their virtuosic instrumentals of banjo and violin mixed with cello and foot percussion create a unique blend of musical genres that include folk, rock, bluegrass, and roots music.
Their original lyrics, conveyed through powerful three-part vocals, are both gritty and poignant.
The all-female group met while studying classical music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and were united – and continue to be driven by – their eclectic musical interests.
Harpeth Rising began touring both nationally and internationally in 2010 with performances that include the Cambridge Folk Festival, Fylde Folk Festival, Purbeck Folk Festival, Frome Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Blissfest, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, The Bluebird, and The Green Note. The trio has recently relocated to Louisville, KY to be closer to their southern Indiana roots and join the growing eclectic musical and cultural landscape of the region.
After an impressive discography of five albums in five years, Harpeth Rising’s latest album, Shifted, was just released at the end of August.
FATEA Magazine has called the album “truly resplendent” and Midwest Record has said the album is “taking Newgrass to the next dimension, taking back lyric writing as an form: if you’ve cleaned your ears out recently, this set is going to blow your mind.”
The trio also recently released their first live album in November of 2014.
The album consists entirely of performances at The Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse in Baptistown, NJ and includes both original songs and previously unrecorded covers the trio’s fans had been requesting.
The trio’s most recently released studio album, Tales From Jackson Bridge, reached number six on the Folk DJ Charts and number 15 on the EuroAmericana Charts.
This constant innovation combining old and new genres of music, technical mastery, and heartfelt sensibility has earned Harpeth Rising the distinction of one of the most engaging and dynamic new The concert will be presented by the Chesham Folk Club, which has hosted artists ranging from Paul Simon to Kate Rusby.
Admission is £11 for non-members and £9 for members.
To book visit www.wegottickets. com/event/323981 or call 01494 785 593.
Sweet Billy Pilgrim