AmericanaFest UK Showcase Festival 2020

Tue Jan 28 2020 - Wed Jan 29 2020

6:00 PM

Various Venues, London

Various London E1

£33.75

Ages 18+

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Over two nights there will be 75 from across the UK, Europe, USA, AUS and Canada showcasing. You just need one wristband to gain entry to all SIX venues over two nights.

Oslo, The Moth Club, Empire Bar, Paper Dress Vintage, Church Brewery Bar and Night Tales - these venues are all situated in Hackney Central and its no more than 5 minutes walk between each venue!

Wristband exchange is from 4pm until 9pm 28th and 29th at Night Tales

Line-Up
Alicia Toner, Amelia White, Amy LaVere, Amy Speace, Blair Dunlop, Blue Rose Code, Bonnie Bishop, Brand New Zeros, Callum Pitt, Catherine MacLellan, Chatham County Line, Chloe Foy, Daddy Long Legs, Danni Nicholls, Darling West, David Wax Museum, Dean Maywood, Dean Owens & The Southerners, Del Barber, Demi Marriner, Dennis Ellsworth, Dylan Earl, Dylan Menzie, Elliot Brood, Falls, Ferris & Sylvester, Flats & Sharps, Gill Landry, Hollie Rogers, House of Songs Review, Ilse DeLang, Ira Wolf, Irish Mythen, Izaak Opatz, Izzie Walsh, Jack Klatt, Jonah Tolchin, Jonathan Wilson,  Joshua Burnside, Judy Blank, Kerri Watt, Kyshona, Lady Nade, Lennie Gallant, Lucy Feliz,  Lucy Grubb, Malin Pettersen, Mapache, Martin Harley Band, Megan Nash, Michaela Anne, Native Harrow, Our Man In The Field, O & O, Pete Gow & The Siren Strings, Peter Bruntnell, Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra, Robert Vincent, Roseanne Reid, Sam Baker, Smooth Hound Smith, Stephen Fearing, Terra Lightfoot, The Vanguards, Union Duke
…and more TBA

The Americana Music Association UK Presents
AmericanaFest UK Showcase Festival 2020

  • AmericanaFest UK

    AmericanaFest UK

    Americana

  • Amelia White

    Amelia White

    Country

  • Amy LaVere

    Amy LaVere

    Pop

  • Amy Speace

    Amy Speace

    Country

  • Blair Dunlop

    Blair Dunlop

    Alternative Folk

    Blair Dunlop will tour selected venues for a series of intimate solo shows in April 2019.  Building on the successes of the recent album ‘Notes From and Island’ and a full band tour late in 2018 Blair launches into 2019 with shows in Canada and Germany leading to his spring U.K.tour.  Following this Blair will be appearing at a bucket load of festivals in 2019…Happy days!

    From the start, Blair Dunlop’s albums have enjoyed critical acclaim, with each one expanding his musical horizons, his audience and his prodigious songwriting gifts. Now, with the release of his fourth album, Notes From An Island, it’s obvious that he remains consumed by the urge to make music. "With every record I’m getting closer to what I want to achieve and I think this is comfortably my best album to date."

    Coming from a man still in his mid-20s, whose debut album, Blight & Blossom, won the coveted Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, whose 2010 debut EP is now a collector’s item and who was declared the “vital bridge between Brit folk's first and latest flowerings” by Q magazine, these are strong sentiments indeed.

    Blair is a true artist in his prime…. He has it all; a wry turn of phrase in his words, barbed & moving within a second, seriously demonic guitar skills that belie his youthful looks (curses under breath) & a voice like some sort of melancholy angel. But most of all you will hear just great songs.“ - Ed Harcourt
  • Blue Rose Code

    Blue Rose Code

    Folk Jazz

    A nomad both geographically and musically, Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) writes from the heart - eschewing any specific genre - and the twelve new songs on The Water Of Leith, addressing themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, are painted with colours of soul, jazz, folk and pop - an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits. 

     

    Blue Rose Code were recently featured on Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), the esteemed Quay Sessions (BBC Radio Scotland) was nominated for Scots Singer Of The Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017, won Scottish Album of the Year 2017 and was also listed as one of the Albums of the Year by The Skinny and No Depression respectively. 

     

    ‘The Water Of Leith,’ Blue Rose Code’s 4th studio album, released in October, has rightfully been praised to the rafters and was recently hailed by The Skinny magazine as their Scottish Album Of The Year 2017. 

  • Bonnie Bishop

    Bonnie Bishop

    Singer-Songwriter

  • Callum Pitt

    Callum Pitt

    Alternative Folk

    Taking influences from The War On Drugs, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, indie-folk newcomer Callum Pitt combines finger-picked folk riffs with a stunning falsetto voice. His debut track, “You’d Better Sell It While You Can”, received airplay from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as gathering widespread blog coverage from the likes of Crack In The Road, DIY and The Tipping Point, resulting in a place on one of Spotify UK’s ‘Fresh Finds’ playlists, a slot at Evolution Emerging 2017, and tour support slots with Meadowlark, Cape Cub and Isaac Gracie. Follow up tracks ‘Least He’s Happy’ and ‘Rabbits’ received yet more coverage, making Spotify’s coveted “New Music Friday” playlist in a number of countries, and saw Callum receive his first BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music plays.

    “Callum Pitt… harnesses the lilting nature of Americana, producing some intricate guitar licks and roll-off-the-tongue lyrics that converge into a swelling chorus that sweeps you off your feet.” (DIY)

    “[A] brilliant introduction to a young talent with bags of potential, massive in scope and freely channelling the dreamy Americana of The War On Drugs and Bon Iver’s sparkling clean production in its rich ambient soundscapes… It’s an evolving piece of uplifting indie folk that eventually explodes into an anthemic payoff that’s worth the wait.” (God Is In The TV).

  • Catherine MacLellan

    Catherine MacLellan

    Pop

  • Chatham County Line

    Chatham County Line

    Country

  • Daddy Long Legs

    Daddy Long Legs

    Blues-Rock

  • Danni Nicholls

    Danni Nicholls

    Country Folk

  • David Wax Museum

    David Wax Museum

    Alternative Folk

  • Dean Owens

    Dean Owens

    Country

  • Del Barber

    Del Barber

    Country

  • Demi Marriner

    Demi Marriner

    Country Folk

  • Elliot Brood

    Elliot Brood

    Pop

  • Ferris & Sylvester

    Ferris & Sylvester

    Folk

    Things are going very well for London based songwriting duo Ferris & Sylvester, yet one-and-a-half years ago they hadn’t even met. Back in the summer of 2017, Camden’s Spiritual Bar featured a young Issy Ferris playing the weekly folk nights whilst the big-voiced Archie Sylvester headlined Saturday nights with his blues band. The two shared the same stage for six months, but never played the same night. Our story may have been very different had fate (and Raf, the venue booker) not brought them together. A hundred gigs later, Ferris & Sylvester are a force to be reckoned with. Many industry veterans are already backing them as stars of the future and ‘Ones To Watch’ in 2019 and beyond. And what makes for a star? Classic songs, standout voices, excellent stagecraft and drive, all of which Ferris & Sylvester have by the bucketload.
     
    With clear references to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village, the canny combination of blues, folk and indie-rock ’n’ roll that emerged from their solo selves is spellbinding, sitting somewhere between the riff-driven energy of Jack White and the expansive melodies of First Aid Kit (“Alt-Simon & Garfunkel” - The Guardian). Determined to get their music out there and with next to no budget, the duo recorded and self-produced their ‘Made In Streatham’ EP (Feb 2018), in the kitc­­­hen of their South London flat. Released through their own label Archtop Records, the EP has clocked up millions of streams on Spotify, risen to No.1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart, No.14 on the Spotify UK Viral Top 50 and received widespread acclaim (“A masterpiece of Brit Folk” – MOJO). BBC Radio have given Ferris & Sylvester outstanding early affirmation, most notably from Cerys Matthews on her BBC Radio 2 Blues Show and BBC Introducing. Most recently the duo have recorded a prestigious BBC Maida Vale Session, which aired nationally in January across BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. In the press, Rolling Stone tipped them in their ‘Top 10 Country Acts to Watch’ list, noting “a rich and fully realised sound that leaves one pining for a full length”.
     
    Their summer was filled to the brim with choice festival slots including BST in Hyde Park with Eric Clapton, Bath Festival with Robert Plant, the main stage at Wilderness Festival with BBC Music Introducing, and a sold-out show at The Imperial Theatre at their first Reeperbahn festival. Their gig calendar surrounding summer was equally as full and impressive with performances alongside George Ezra, James Blunt, Gary Barlow, Tom Odell, Liza Anne, Anderson East, Tyler Childers and a UK tour opening for old friend Jade Bird. And all this while recording their next project at The Pool Studios with producer Michael Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney).
     
    With the dawn of a new year, Ferris & Sylvester are hard at work promoting latest release ‘Sickness’, which introduces the sound of their new project: bigger, darker and more ambitious than before. 2019 began strongly with three sold-out showcases at Eurosonic Festival and the confirmation that they would be showcasing with the BBC at the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The momentum has continued to build with a sold-out debut headline tour around the UK and plays on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens. A second headline tour (April/May) is in the diary alongside more singles set for release in the second quarter. In short, there’s a lot, lot more to come from Ferris & Sylvester.
  • Gill Landry

    Gill Landry

    Americana

  • Ilse Delange

    Ilse Delange

    Pop

  • Irish Mythen

    Irish Mythen

    Country

  • Izzie Walsh

    Izzie Walsh

    Pop

  • Jack Klatt

    Jack Klatt

    Americana

  • Jonah Tolchin

    Jonah Tolchin

    Folk

  • Jonathan Wilson

    Jonathan Wilson

    Alternative Folk

  • Joshua Burnside

    Joshua Burnside

    Alternative Folk

    Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Balanced with a diverse palette of sounds, Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences, whilst introducing synthetic and found-sounds, synths loops and crunching beats to create a stormy world that shifts and swirls perspective like a lingering lucid dream.
    Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Balanced with a diverse palette of sounds, Burnside deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences, whilst introducing synthetic and found-sounds, synths loops and crunching beats to create a stormy world that shifts and swirls perspective like a lingering lucid dream.
  • Judy Blank

    Judy Blank

    Americana

  • Kerri Watt

    Kerri Watt

    Indie Pop

  • Kyshona

    Kyshona

    Americana

  • Lady Nade

    Lady Nade

    Jazz Blues

  • Lennie Gallant

    Lennie Gallant

    Pop

  • Mapache

    Mapache

    Jam Bands

  • Martin Harley

    Martin Harley

    Folk-Blues

    In 2019 British guitarist and songwriter Martin Harley is making a change. Having created a deep impression on the acoustic blues roots and Americana scene with his last two Nashville recorded albums, his highly anticipated new record finds a new and exciting sound. An Intimate and gritty analogue album, recorded in a remote chapel deep in the wilds of Pembrokeshire. Taking country blues riffs to the electric bottleneck slide guitar, served with sweet vocal harmonies and the driving rhythms of co-producer and drummer Harry Harding (Yola Carter/William the Conqueror).

    Through his road worn song writing style this record explores hopes and fears for fast changing times, offering gospel like comfort and consolation. The song ‘Roll with the Punches’ implores the listener not to get dragged down when challenges seem unsurmountable. ‘Coming Home’ asks questions beyond the end of life and explores freedom from worldly desires.

    If success can be measured by growing global demand to attend Martin’s dynamic live performances, then perhaps his touring schedule is proof of that. He recently played to a full house at the Union Chapel in Islington, London and has appeared at Edmonton, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary Folk Festivals in Canada, Glastonbury Festival, Bestival and Beautiful Days in the UK, numerous European and US tours and events including the Americana Music Association UK’s AmericanaFest in London, The Bluebird in Nashville and Tønder in Denmark.

    In 2018 Martin Harley was ranked #16 in the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist poll in Total Guitar Magazine and he was nominated as Instrumentalist of the Year at the Americana Music Association UK Awards.
  • Megan Nash

    Megan Nash

    Singer-Songwriter

    On her new album Seeker, Saskatchewan singer/songwriter Megan Nash collaborates with ambient/alt-rock unit Bears In Hazenmore with brilliant results. In sharp contrast to the starkness of her previous acclaimed album Song Harvest Volume One, Seeker takes Nash’s roots-based songwriting into bold new sonic territory, displaying the undeniable chemistry she has forged with the group over the past year. That shared excitement was the hallmark of the sessions that produced Seeker over the winter of 2017 with engineer Orion Paradis (Library Voices), held at Soul Sound in Regina, a space shared with a contemporary dance studio. The flexibility of the location offered Nash the freedom to fully explore the range of her new material, from the atmospheric “Girl Vs Ocean” and “Summer,” to the anthemic “Lavender & Leather” and “Bad Poetry.”

  • Michaela Anne

    Michaela Anne

    Americana

  • Native Harrow

    Native Harrow

    Alternative Folk

  • Peter Bruntnell

    Peter Bruntnell

    Alternative Country

  • Rob Heron

    Rob Heron

    Country-Blues

  • Robert Vincent

    Robert Vincent

    Country-Blues

    Robert Vincent is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Liverpool – having received the inaugural Emerging Artist Award from “Whispering” Bob Harris in 2016 and UK Americana Music Association’s UK Album of The Year in 2018.

    Seeing him play at the Bluebird Café’s Bluecoat event, the legendary broadcaster immediately invited Robert to record an Under The Apple Tree Session in his home studio and for his BBC Radio 2 “Country” show – describing him as “absolutely magnetic”.

    Vincent credits his story-telling style of songwriting to his upbringing – where his formative years were spent listening to his father’s record collection including Emmylou Harris, Charlie Rich and Waylon Jennings, plus his older brother’s introduction to Pink Floyd.

    In 2013, he released his debut album, Life In Easy Steps – with the title track receiving national airplay from Janice Long and Radcliffe & Maconie – and he’s subsequently toured the UK supporting Paul Carrack, James Blunt, Squeeze and The Pretenders at Royal Albert Hall.

    Recorded in his hometown and mixed in Nashville by Grammy Award-winning producer Ray Kennedy, his second full-length release I’ll Make The Most of My Sins sees him sited by The Guardian as one the UK’s top Americana artists.

    Robert hit the road in Spring for Hearts of Glass Tour supporting Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman and closed the show with his performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test: For One Night Only on BBC4. This Summer, he’s been on the supporting bill for his hero Roger Waters in Hyde Park at British Summer Time and will join “The Titan of Twang” Duane Eddy across UK on his 80th birthday tour in October.

  • Roseanne Reid

    Roseanne Reid

    Americana

  • Sam Baker

    Folk

  • Smooth Hound Smith

    Smooth Hound Smith

    Americana

  • Stephen Fearing

    Stephen Fearing

    Country

  • Terra Lightfoot

    Terra Lightfoot

    Alternative Rock

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The Americana Music Association UK Presents

AmericanaFest UK Showcase Festival 2020

Tue Jan 28 2020 6:00 PM - Wed Jan 29 2020

Various Venues, London London
AmericanaFest UK Showcase Festival 2020

£33.75 Ages 18+

Over two nights there will be 75 from across the UK, Europe, USA, AUS and Canada showcasing. You just need one wristband to gain entry to all SIX venues over two nights.

Oslo, The Moth Club, Empire Bar, Paper Dress Vintage, Church Brewery Bar and Night Tales - these venues are all situated in Hackney Central and its no more than 5 minutes walk between each venue!

Wristband exchange is from 4pm until 9pm 28th and 29th at Night Tales

Line-Up
Alicia Toner, Amelia White, Amy LaVere, Amy Speace, Blair Dunlop, Blue Rose Code, Bonnie Bishop, Brand New Zeros, Callum Pitt, Catherine MacLellan, Chatham County Line, Chloe Foy, Daddy Long Legs, Danni Nicholls, Darling West, David Wax Museum, Dean Maywood, Dean Owens & The Southerners, Del Barber, Demi Marriner, Dennis Ellsworth, Dylan Earl, Dylan Menzie, Elliot Brood, Falls, Ferris & Sylvester, Flats & Sharps, Gill Landry, Hollie Rogers, House of Songs Review, Ilse DeLang, Ira Wolf, Irish Mythen, Izaak Opatz, Izzie Walsh, Jack Klatt, Jonah Tolchin, Jonathan Wilson,  Joshua Burnside, Judy Blank, Kerri Watt, Kyshona, Lady Nade, Lennie Gallant, Lucy Feliz,  Lucy Grubb, Malin Pettersen, Mapache, Martin Harley Band, Megan Nash, Michaela Anne, Native Harrow, Our Man In The Field, O & O, Pete Gow & The Siren Strings, Peter Bruntnell, Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra, Robert Vincent, Roseanne Reid, Sam Baker, Smooth Hound Smith, Stephen Fearing, Terra Lightfoot, The Vanguards, Union Duke
…and more TBA

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Valid for Tuesday 28 January 2020 + Wednesday 29 January 2020
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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.