What's On at HTH Live
What do you get if you create a BA degree in Commercial Music run by some of the best musicians from the UK music industry with students auditioned for the best in new song writing and performing talent. Judge for yourself with a performance by New School Futures, a 2nd year band from Bath Spa University who are tipped for great things by their academic mentors.
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There is an overall joy that emanates from the Hawks’ music. Acoustic guitar progressions accentuate Celtic fiddle melodies and rock guitar reminiscent of James Burton’s work with Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. The lyrics display a wry sense of the situation we find ourselves in while remaining hopeful about the future. HTH Live welcomes this great band from California as part of their short UK tour.
Gilmore & Roberts combine astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their stunning vocals with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive sound. Nominated for best Folk Duo in the 2013 BBC Folk Awards this is a duo that is clearly going places. Katriona’s song Doctor James won the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest and was also voted as Song of the Year in the Fatea awards while the CD was runner-up in the fRoots critic’s poll for Album of the Year. Henry Tudor House’s intimate music space will suit Gilmore and Roberts trademark harmonies perfectly.
Matt first made a name for himself in the mid-80s as a member of London-based indie rock band the Wolfhounds, before moving on to Mother Earth in the early 90s. As the band’s chief songwriter he was responsible for some of their most memorable songs, including the sublime ballad ‘Jesse’.
His debut solo album, Villager, is a charming folk rock collection that earned admiring comparisons to the work of Richard Thompson. He joined Paul Weller’s band for their Heavy Soul tour and remained the lead guitarist until joining Oasis as Noel Gallagher’s temporary replacement on their 2001 world tour. Last year Matt worked on Bill Fay’s five star album Life is People that got an instant Mojo Classic award. Having moved from Essex to Shropshire, Matt has been lured to HTH Live to showcase his wonderful performing talent accompanied by some of his accomplished musical ‘friends’. This will be a gem of an evening!
A talented multi-instrumentalist from Wiltshire, Alice has graced the stage with Cyndi Lauper and supported the Babyshambles, Billy Bragg and The Libertines. She produces and writes her own material, mostly on piano, which are honest and diary-like songs. She also performs unique and compelling cover arrangements of well known songs from the likes of the Beatles and Phil Collins. Her unique voice will touch your heart and your ears.
After headlining at the Shambala Festival, Carrie Rodriguez makes a welcome detour on her way back to Austin, Texas, to give an intimate solo performance at HTH.
The daughter of accomplished songwriter David Rodriguez, Carrie came to everyone’s attention a decade ago, performing with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and has established an impressive roster of touring, recording, and co-writing affiliations—with Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Alejandro Escovedo, guitarist Bill Frisell, and others. The singer songwriter will show the importance of ‘letting go’ with performances from her fifth solo album Give Me All You Got.
Henry Tudor House is thrilled to host the Carrivick Sisters – the super talented, twin sisters duo from South Devon. They play an impressive array of bluegrass instruments (guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, fiddle) and although only 21 they have already released their fifth CD, From The Fields. Refering to their sparkling harmonies, Ralph McTell was prompted to describe the sisters as “one of the best young duos I’ve ever heard”.
This new Shropshire based Americana Band was formed in 2012 and is the brainchild of the group’s namesake Greg Davies. Performing tracks from their debut album ‘Santiago’, it echoes the old country sound found in the depths of the American south, blended seamlessly with notes from blues and jazz to create a compelling and unique sound. HTH is proud to showcase this up and coming local band who have already developed a loyal and enthusiastic following.