Dila V & The Oddbeats | Phil King | Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow | Nick Rasle | Hands of The Heron | Part of an Ear Trumpet Music Winter Feast!
Ear Trumpet Music presents a magical Winter Feast of intimate, sit-down gig of great folk music from right across Europe to the Middle East
Dila V & The Oddbeats
Fronted by Dila Vardar’s bewitching vocals, The Odd Beats unfailingly deliver an exhilarating, exuberant and intercontinental sonic journey. Their Bosporus-straddling blend of Turkish folk, psychedelic flair and irresistible Balkan dance beats comes with sinuous hints of Greek Rebetiko amongst other tasty world music flavours.
As a singer-songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful singing voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. His new album The Wreckage released earlier this year has already caught excellent media attention with Radio 2’s Bob Harris describing him as “Absolutely Brilliant” and a “Song Weaver”. With years of touring under his belt Phil is embarking on a string of solo shows to promote his new live album in March/April 2017. Please do get in touch if you are interested.
Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow
Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
Best know as Me and My Friends frontman Nick Rasle produces a reflective, soulful blend of acoustic music featuring a uniquely rich and tender vocal style. Nods to Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley and Ali Farka Toure create an arresting, intertwining texture unlike any other, with some highly imaginative re-workings of old tunes intermingling with his own distinctive original compositions.
Hands of The Heron:
Solo outing of Hands of The Heron (alias of fantastic folk songwriter Bethany Roberts) who weaves tales of love, loss and regeneration by drawing together musical snapshots featuring poetry, mandolin and harmony vocals amid a changing cast of (mostly) string instruments.