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BALSAMO DEIGHTON Saturday 08th April 2017 | GUEST LIST FULL
Regrettably Steve and Rosalie will not be appearing tonight. We wish Rosalie a speedy recovery.
They are very disappointed not to be appearing for the final night of their UK Tour.
LIV AUSTEN, Saturday 08 April 2017.
Norwegian singer songwriter now based in London is considered a main player on the UK country scene. Normally fronting her band 'the banned' will perform an acoustic set with her guitarist
DAHLIA Saturday 08th April 2017
Roll the clock back to Friday 9th September 2016... a hugely exciting day for country music on these shores. A great summary of the genre’s progression in the UK this year. Ward Thomas topped the all-genre UK album chart with their new album ‘Cartwheels’, meanwhile Decca Records teamed up with Ben Earle (The Shires) to release four singles by different UK acts, all of which were written by Ben. Dexeter, Dahlia, Liv Austen and Megan O’Neill were all involved. With the exception of Liv Austen, all acts have appeared at LRB!
Each of the tracks had their distinct qualities, but the best of the bunch was Only Human by new country act Dahlia. The trio is made up of Jess Roberts, Lisa Wright and Paris Georgia, all of whom have had success with their own solo careers. When these girls got together, the end product was always going to be impressive. Their performance at FSA Fest a couple of months ago blew everybody away; there’s a lot of excitement about Dahlia in the UK country circle, and understandably so.
Only Human consists of nothing more than a subtle acoustic guitar, allowing the girls’ stunning harmonies to dominate. As they say, less is more, and this is certainly the case here. Jess kicks things off on the first verse, then Lisa and Paris share the second verse, giving us a taste of their immense individual talent, before coming together for the chorus with spine-tingling harmonies. Vocally, this is as good as anything you will hear from Nashville.
Speaking about the track, the girls said “It’s an honour to have recorded it and its quickly become a favourite in our live set both for us and listeners in the audience.” Lyrically, Ben Earle has got it spot on, giving us an emotional insight into someone’s personal struggles and fragility that many listeners will relate to. The stripped-back nature of the track with limited instrumentation really puts focus on the lyrics, and they convey the emotion beautifully with their vocal delivery.
If this is a sign of things to come from Dahlia, this is a trio that could potentially be very successful.
KELLY SLOAN Saturday 08th April 2017. Canadian Galaxie Rising Star Award winner opens this quality packed evening.
Kelly's influences range from folk to country, while fusing elements of vintage '50s and '60s pop rock. Her unique delivery bring her sound to life with a continuity of vibration, offering a singular statement of heartfelt expression and honesty. She was awarded the Galaxie Rising Star Award and regularly performs at folk, jazz & blues festivals, events hosted by the British High Commissioner and other dignitaries. Performing on guitar and keys, she tours full-time solo, as a duo, or with a full-band. She has just released her third full-length album of original material, which listed on CKCU's Top 10 Albums of 2016.
AMY WESTNEY. Welcome return for local country artist who shares her time between Nashville and Chelmsford where she also promotes the Bluebird Sessions.
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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