Every Thursday from 7:30pm
at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX
19th May - £6.00
Rosie is a young traditional singer from Wiltshire. She is well known for her strong pure voice and engaging solo performances. Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those from her native Wiltshire. She was a New Roots finalist in 2011 and has won the Fred Jordan Memorial Award (for traditional singing). In 2014 Rosie was awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship to work with the EFDSS.
Rosie is also currently a member of the extremely successful The Dovetail Trio.
This will be a rare solo gig for Rosie and we are absolutely delighted she will be performing at Loughton. This simply cannot be missed.
Rosie has been nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Website
26th May 2016 - £4.00
A singer/songwriter from Rutland where he lives with his wife and daughters. The passing world is the inspiration for Paul's characters and story-songs.
Paul had made three solo albums and a duo album with The Hi and Lo. His latest album "Songs for Anyone", released in early February 2016 has received great reviews in the Folk and Acoustic press. He has shared a stage with many of the leading lights of the UK Americana scene. His live shows are full of finely crafted songs laced with wit and humour.
Paul played a sparkling support gig at Loughton last year and is back by popular request. Website
2nd June 2016 - £6.00
Kelly is a young folk singer from Hertfordshire. Her self-penned songs are based on traditional music themes. She is also a fine interpreter of traditional song. Her debut album 'This Land' won Folkwords Best Album By a Female Artist 2014 and featured legendary fiddle player Dave Swarbrick. Her second album 'Bedlam' is released in March. Kelly has received numerous airplay on BBC and local radio shows. As well as being a fine guitarist Kelly is also an excellent harmonica player.
Kelly Oliver is a young musician on the rise who will soon be filling the large concert halls, so come and enjoy her at an intimate setting while you can.
"an emerging voice in British Folk Music" Bob Harris BBC Radio 2. Website
9th June 2016 - Door £4.00
Thursday's Band are a four piece group based in Cambridge. Consisting of Mark Gamon (guitar), Matt Kelly (violin), Lucinda Fudge (viola) and Nick Blishen (guitar). Their music features tight three-part harmonies and free-flowing fiddles and guitars. They play a mixture of songs old and new, sometimes the songs are poignant and personal: sometimes they tell tales, tall and otherwise- but they're always sensitively performed and often designed for audiences to sing. They have released an EP, 'Where the Breakers Roll'.
This is their second visit to Loughton after playing a storming evening in early 2015.
16th June 2016 - Door £4.00
Matthew is a local lad from Loughton. Hailed as one of the most exciting young new singer-songwriters on the folk scene. His debut solo album 'Top of the Tree' was released in June 2015 and made the top 100 in the I Tunes album charts.
Matthew has performed in a variety of arenas, folk clubs and festivals across the UK, and on local radio. He has a clear voice with fine guitar accompaniment.
We are delighted to welcome back to the club, Loughton's own folk singer. Website
23rd June 2016 - Door £5
Lisa and Sue Chapin-Wickwar are a Cumbrian singer-songwriting duo. Expect songs that feature life in the ways its found, in its rawness.... a host of melodic narratives, delivered in the duo's own, unique, intricately crafted style. With harmonies to die for and intricate guitar interplay, they will carry you along on an irresistible, evocative journey.
Their debut album 'IF' was awarded runner up in the 'Best Album by a duo category' in the 2015 Folkwords Album Awards.
We are thrilled that Lisa and Sue are travelling so far south to play a rare gig in Essex/London. This will be a special night.
'A duo who will enchant and entertain you' Radio Teeside Website
30th June 2016 £5.00
A trio who hail from Bedfordshire, comprising Marisa Straccia, Jack Sharp and Davy Willis. They perform mainly English traditional music , much of it sourced from their home county. They are also hosts of The Mill Race Folk Club in Bromham, Bedfordshire.
Jack Sharp is also a member of the hugely popular psychedelic rock/folk band, Wolf People
7th July 2016 - £4.00
YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE
Following the success of our earlier two showcases, we present another, featuring two finalists from the 2016 New Roots Competition.
Jimmy is a singer and banjo player hailing from Herefordshire and is now based in London. He has a fine powerful voice and performs mainly traditional material which he arranges himself. He also plays in the duo The Lion's Share and with his band, The Medlars. He founded the UCLU Folk and World Music Society in 2013 and helped set up Pear O' Legs records.
One of the best young performers on the folk circuit we are delighted that Jimmy will be performing at Loughton. Website
Accordionist and singer Sophie performs a blend of traditional and original music mainly from the English tradition. She is an exciting performer who produces an instant rapport with her audience. Sophie spent a year playing the Song Woman in the West End production of War Horse. She performs and writes for the touring theatre company Troupe. Sophie will release her first EP during the summer of 2016.
Sophie and Jimmy performed sparkling sets at this years New Roots Finals and this will be a special evening, and bring your voices as both play great chorus songs.
14th July 2016 - £5.00
GEORGIA LEWIS and FRIENDS
Georgia Lewis is a singer, accordionist and whistle player from Wiltshire. Classically trained she went to India to study singing at the Arambol Music Academy. Georgia was the winner of The Future of Young Folk Award (Bromyard 2016). Georgia is accompanied by fiddle player Rowan Piggott and guitarist Felix Miller. Rowan grew up in Galway soaking up the music of Paddy Fahey and his father Charlie Piggott of De Dannan fame. Rowan is also a fine performer of Swedish fiddle tunes. Felix grew up in Andorra but now resides in Stratford-upon Avon. Felix provides the rhythm which lies at the core of the groups sound.
One of the best bands on the folk scene, Georgia's fantastic voice and the trio's superb musicianship on both traditional and contemporary songs and tunes is wowing audiences up and down the country. The trio have released a very well received EP and are in demand at Festivals and folk clubs. This will be a night to remember.
'Young, exuberant and musically adept' (R2 Magazine) Website