DOUBLE HEADER | DANNI NICHOLLS | SNIFF 'N'THE TEARS | TAMARA STEWARTDoors 19:00 Live 19:15
PAUL ROBERTS (above) LES DAVIDSON (below)
A very special double headline billing featuring LRB favourite Danni Nicholls and iconic band Sniff 'n' the Tears...and special guest Tamara Stewart
Formed in 1978 and after releasing their first album Fickle Heart had a worldwide hit with Driver’s Seat, which reached 15 on the billboard chart in the USA in 1979. The band toured extensively following the success of Driver’s Seat, including a two and a half month tour of the States, and performed and recorded together until 1982.
In the early nineties Driver’s Seat reached number one in Holland after being used in a car ad campaign which introduced it to a new generation and led to the band reforming for a European tour and to make another album. Hollywood films such as Boogie Nights and Anchor Man 2 as well as the series The Walking Dead have kept Driver’s Seat in the public eye, and it has become a perennial favourite loved by successive generations.
Although the band members have all been engaged with other projects in the intervening years, they have stayed in touch and continued to work together. Random Elements is the latest and tenth album attributable to either the band or Paul Roberts, released in 2017.
Les Davidson has worked with Leo Sayer, Joan Armatrading, Paul Rogers, Shakin Stevens, Barbara Dickson, Mick Taylor, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, East of Eden, Labi Siffrre, Laura Mvula, Richard O'Brien, Kenney Jones, Pete Townsend, Scott Walker, Howard Goodall, Donovan, Bucks Fizz, Zoot Money, Mica Paris, Pete Brown, Mori Kante, Bonnie Tyler, W.G. Snuffy Walden, Steve Brown, Rumer, Tina Turner
Following a break from performing live, if that's what you call 27 years, Paul and Les played a stripped back Sniff 'n' the Tears acoustic set at the Slaughtered Lamb in October. Although a one off show, such was the reception, that I suspected Paul got a taste for more.
DANNI NICHOLLS Trio Show
With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride. From supporting the legendary Shakin' Stevens on his 28 date major UK tour to opening for the mighty Lucinda Williams and The Secret Sisters plus being invited to perform at prestigious events such as Folk Alliance International, Cambridge Folk Festival, Tonder Festival, Denmark and AmericanaFest in Nashville….2019 is set to be just as exciting.
Following her first two critically acclaimed studio albums, A Little Redemption (2013) and Mockingbird Lane (2015), this year sees the release of her third - The Melted Morning - produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin (The Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright-Roche) at the idyllic woodland studio MOXE, Nashville TN.
Closely personal yet widely relatable, the themes of this album span an array of life’s takeaways from the pain and darkness of rejection, the fear of losing yourself and the power of human connection to offering up hope and new perspectives in the face of adversities.
“I needed a new challenge, a new landscape to work in sonically, physically and viscerally. Collaborating with Jordan and this incredible team of musicians gave me that opportunity and I have come away with a delicate, vibey, honest and vulnerable collection of songs that we dove deep into to find out who they wanted to become”
Her vibrant, spell binding performances are guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your boots. Danni’s passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell.
“An artist with the elegance and imagination to restore your faith in the visceral power of an original song”
Paul Sexton, BBC Radio 2 and freelance print/broadcast journalist
“I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music”
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Danni is one of our favourites. She’s a dedicated, prolific creator, combining memorable melodies with thoughtful lyrics. Danni’s performances are captivating; her natural warmth making any stage her own.”
David Pick, Founder & CEO Vintage TV
“Her passion for her craft is unparalleled. Her depth of emotion, commitment to the song
and ability to go deep, makes her a rare artist.”
Jed Hilly - Executive Director of the Americana Music Association
“Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice”
“Sumptuous...a warm wry line in confessional songwriting”
“One in a million...
Maverick Music Magazine
TAMARA STEWART Saturday 06 April 2019 | With a 2012 CMAA (Country Music Association Australia) award , multiple finalist places and her album producing four #1 radio singles it's a pleasure to host Australian award winning singer/songwriter to coincide with her new album release. She joins us as a special guest on the evening!
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 complimentary food and we are suggesting an artist donation from £15.