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ILONA | KELLEY MCRAE w MATT CASTELEIN
In 2011, Folk/Americana duo Kelley McRae traded their New York apartment for a VW van and hit the road full time. Touring extensively in America and Europe over the next few years led to the creation of Kelley's latest release, The Wayside.
The Wayside, McRae says, “is the place at the side of the road where things get left behind, or where you go to rest awhile, or where you go find something you lost along the way.” McRae’s songs sip life from the tension between holding on and letting go, blooming in their rich search for truths.
The record was released in April of 2016 with a sold out release show at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, and it has been quick to impress critics: “With hundreds of new releases each year, there are maybe ten or twenty magical moments. The Wayside is one of those moments.” – Mike Penard, Radio France, “McRae is the real deal, bringing some rare depth to the newschool Americana genre.” – New York Music Daily
The Wayside debuted at #7 on the EuroAmericana radio charts and hit #4 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album chart alongside names like Patty Griffin and Darrell Scott. Kelley is touring the UK this Fall in support of the new record.
“The last songs that made me cry were by a young New York singer, Kelley McRae.” – acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders to the San Francisco Chronicle
Reviews for ‘The Wayside’:
“Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace.” – Paste Magazine FOUR STAR Review
Full band showILONA is a country rock singer/songwriter with Bulgarian roots, based in London for the past 13 years. She has headlined festivals in the UK and Norway, played SXSW in Texas, headlined the Brooklyn Bowl at The O2 Arena in London, and toured the USA twice, gaining rave reviews on the New York and Nashville live music scene. She has supported Passenger, Jamie Lawson, Adam Ant, Hudson Taylor, Paul Rodgers, Tom Jones, and Daniel Bedingfield, and performed at the House of Commons and the US Embassy. Her latest release 'Best day of my life' is part of her upcoming debut album, due in early 2017. Inspired by Shania Twain, Sade, and Stevie Nicks, ILONA describes her music as 'hot country rock', bringing an emotional depth to her live performances that goes beyond her years.
We rated her C2C festival set in the Brooklyn Bowl as one of the standout performances of the weekend.
The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs.
Contact us if you'd like to be on the guest list and we will get back to you to confirm.
There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation of £15.
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