Anne McCue | Belle RoscoeGUEST LIST FULL Doors 7:00pm Music 7:30pm
Belle Roscoe open this very special LRB evening featuring international artist Anne McCue.
We've been big fans of guitarist/singer/songwriter Anne McCue for many years so we are more than thrilled to be able to welcome her back to the UK for a return visit.
McCue's first solo album, Amazing Ordinary Things, was released in 1999 in Canada and Japan. A US tour with Lucinda Williams followed... "my new favorite artist... and an amazing guitarist".
“Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!” Lucinda Williams
Anne McCue filmed and interviewed by Sam Millar for The UK Americana Bar
Her 2004 album Roll received numerous accolades. Bob Harris named it his album of the year.
2006 album Koala Motel, one of my personal favourites, features a co-write with LRB friend Janet Robin on the opening track ' Driving Down Alvarado'
Anne continues to pick up international awards and accolades with songs that stretch from urgent to world-weary with bracing bluntness. She is a potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist.
Her 6th studio album - Blue Sky Thinkin' is imminent. The album reunites the band from her critically acclaimed 'Roll' album and allows Anne to explore some of her favourite influences, including Billy Holiday, Charlie Christian, Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Minnie, Astor Piazzola, Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, Django Reinhardt, Hoagy Carmichael, Bessie Smith...
“I’ve been a fan of guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie McCue for many years so I’m very honored and happy about singing with her on a damn fine song… You can’t go wrong with such talent.” Dave Alvin
“I had done some gigs with Annie McCue out in California and thought that besides her phenomenal playing and great songs she had a unique presence. She has an angelic quality to her but also a Charlie Chaplin-esque vibe. Fearless and tender and alluring.” David Olney
BELLE ROSCOE with their new wave indie rock sound this independent and international band, hailing from Melbourne, Australia has been building a solid underground buzz in Europe and Australia. Led by siblings Matty & Julia Gurry, Belle Roscoe spent time in Europe defining their sound & collaborating with European musicians and renowned DJ producer Luuk Cox (Shameboy, Girls in Hawaii, Stromae, & MLCD). The band have recently worked with legendary US producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Paper Kites). Refreshingly cool & epic indie melodies married with an underground contemporary electronic world are the result.
Belle Roscoe are the first Australian band in history to be invited to close Cannes Film Festival playing to an audience of 45,000.
Recently back from Nashville where they teamed up with Anne McCue’s band to perform a number of prestigious shows.
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There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15.