KATEY BROOKS full band | DAISY CHUTEDoors 19:00 Live 19:30
KATEY BROOKS full band | Saturday 22 September 2018
Katey Brooks is a rebellious troubadour that resists formula. A devastating songwriting talent that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley (Supajam), this ‘rising singer-songwriter has the crowd eating out of her hands’ (The Independent), and is simply ‘not to be missed’ (Time Out). The ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and country. Her finger-picked, harmony-inflected sound on the 2016 I Fought Lovers EP received an enthusiastic reception from radio stations around the UK and internationally, including BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and CBC Canada. To watch her sing live is to witness emotional exorcism, but when you know her backstory, it’s hardly a mystery why.
Growing up inside a cult, as a child Katey found refuge in song. Later, she travelled the
world with her guitar on her back, writing everywhere from the Occupied West Bank to an
abandoned Finnish island. Over a career spanning four continents, Brooks has journeyed
from intimate living rooms to opulent concert halls, from dive bars to decorated studios with
some of music’s biggest names, boasting famous admirers like Joss Stone. She has recorded
with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Paloma Faith at Abbey Road for BBC Radio 2’s
Children in Need single. She has shared bills with a host of big names including Newton
Faulkner, Ghostpoet, Martin Simpson, Deaf Havana, Lou Rhodes (Lamb), Mike and the
Mechanics, and Mystery Jets. She has played some of the world’s biggest festivals including
Glastonbury, WOMAD, the 2012 Paralympics, and Australia’s National Folk Festival. And
Stuart Bruce, who has recorded some of the greatest musical names of all time – from Stevie
Wonder to Elton John and Van Morrison – is a fan.
With her new album Revolute under construction, the mercurial songstress is more
determined than ever to do things her own way. ‘Revolute will blend soul with Americana
and even some country, to create something hopefully pretty different…My realm is
connection and emotion, something quite raw, I think.’
Daisy Chute is a folk songstress and multi-instrumentalist with a particular penchant for the banjo. Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical group All Angels, she is excited to be working on her début album of original songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey, Jasmine Thompson).
A regular in the London music scene and an award-winning singer and songwriter having just been awarded first place in the Coffee Music Project singer-songwriter competition, Daisy has been taught and mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies, featured as a vocalist on Radiohead's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, and even got the thumbs up from Sir Paul McCartney after a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
One of Paul Sexton's 'top music tips' for 2018, Daisy's music has been compared to Simon and Garfunkel andJoni Mitchell (BBC Radio Kent) and her voice has been described as “Exquisitely delicious. Delicate, like a gossamer-winged creature made out of spun gold." Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford)
The Little Rabbit Barn music evenings are private invitation-only gigs.
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There will be complementary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.
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