Fri Apr 1 2022

8:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Green Note

106 Parkway London NW1 7AN

£13.10

All Ages

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AWKWARD FAMILY PORTRAITS: Covering a jump jive leap that spans rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, classic country and western swing to manouche gypsy jazz and cool ‘50s lounge lizard grooviness, reviewers have picked up on the obvious points of reference such as Carl Perkins or Louis Jordan. But with influences proudly up front and enthusiastically celebrated, Awkward Family Portraits also inject a distinctly 21st century freshness that is laden with spades of roguish charm and humour to interpretations and all band originals.

Selected as Tenement TV’s “Ones To Watch for 2018”, the band underscored their serious intent to live up to that by putting out two killer singles via Glasgow’s Holy Smokes Records. Conjuring up the ambiance of classic duets from Les Paul and Mary Ford, with ‘Baby Blue’ featuring Cara Rose, and drafting in respected Scottish roots artist Daniel Meade for some guest piano rattling on ‘Please Baby Please’, they quickly gathered in even more attention. Encouraged by the reaction, the band went on to crowd-fund their debut album ‘Everything We’ve Done Up Until Now Except What We’ve Done Since’ a collection of songs that developed as they grew in stature to appear at big events such as Country2Country, Celtic Connections, HebCelt Festival and Belladrum while continuing to tour extensively across the UK and in The Netherlands and Spain.

Firm favourites on the big occasions with an infectious ability to bring fun as well as startling musicianship to the stage, that signature sparkle of witty presentation is rarely absent and was featured in the promo video they put out in support of the track, ‘Ring, Ring, Angus’. ‘Don’t Drink Whisky, It’s Risky’ recalls all the spit ‘n’ sawdust honky tonk glory of Commander Cody & The Lost Plant Airmen’s ‘Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)’, and wallowing happily in the kind of don’t-ya-just-love-it territory visited by the likes of Two Man Gentlemen Band, The Wiyos and Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, it’s hugely smile-inducing with a just-right spoonful of zing from start to finish.
 

“What a great band!” Roddy Hart, BBC

“Awkward Family Portraits distil wicked musical moonshine from rockabilly, bluegrass, vaudeville and Western swing influences, winningly showcased on 2019’s debut LP Everything We’ve Done Up Until Now Except What We’ve Done Since.” Celtic Connections

“They have continually depicted themselves as a uniquely devised proposition among the nation’s thriving music scene. With all four members converging on an intertwined set of influences from yesteryear, their music goes beyond mere revivalism and strives to breathe a formidable exhalation of fresh air in the direction into rockabilly, skiffle and undertones of folk.” Tenement TV’s Ones To Watch

Awkward Family Portraits

  • Awkward Family Portraits

    Awkward Family Portraits

    Roots Rock

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The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.


Tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy.


TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com


The current covid-19 pandemic is a constantly evolving situation so we will be regularly reviewing our safety measures. Please see www.greennote.co.uk for our most up to date information. If we require any preparation from you in advance of your visit, we will contact you in due course.

Awkward Family Portraits

Fri Apr 1 2022 8:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Green Note London
Awkward Family Portraits

£13.10 All Ages

AWKWARD FAMILY PORTRAITS: Covering a jump jive leap that spans rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, classic country and western swing to manouche gypsy jazz and cool ‘50s lounge lizard grooviness, reviewers have picked up on the obvious points of reference such as Carl Perkins or Louis Jordan. But with influences proudly up front and enthusiastically celebrated, Awkward Family Portraits also inject a distinctly 21st century freshness that is laden with spades of roguish charm and humour to interpretations and all band originals.

Selected as Tenement TV’s “Ones To Watch for 2018”, the band underscored their serious intent to live up to that by putting out two killer singles via Glasgow’s Holy Smokes Records. Conjuring up the ambiance of classic duets from Les Paul and Mary Ford, with ‘Baby Blue’ featuring Cara Rose, and drafting in respected Scottish roots artist Daniel Meade for some guest piano rattling on ‘Please Baby Please’, they quickly gathered in even more attention. Encouraged by the reaction, the band went on to crowd-fund their debut album ‘Everything We’ve Done Up Until Now Except What We’ve Done Since’ a collection of songs that developed as they grew in stature to appear at big events such as Country2Country, Celtic Connections, HebCelt Festival and Belladrum while continuing to tour extensively across the UK and in The Netherlands and Spain.

Firm favourites on the big occasions with an infectious ability to bring fun as well as startling musicianship to the stage, that signature sparkle of witty presentation is rarely absent and was featured in the promo video they put out in support of the track, ‘Ring, Ring, Angus’. ‘Don’t Drink Whisky, It’s Risky’ recalls all the spit ‘n’ sawdust honky tonk glory of Commander Cody & The Lost Plant Airmen’s ‘Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)’, and wallowing happily in the kind of don’t-ya-just-love-it territory visited by the likes of Two Man Gentlemen Band, The Wiyos and Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, it’s hugely smile-inducing with a just-right spoonful of zing from start to finish.
 

“What a great band!” Roddy Hart, BBC

“Awkward Family Portraits distil wicked musical moonshine from rockabilly, bluegrass, vaudeville and Western swing influences, winningly showcased on 2019’s debut LP Everything We’ve Done Up Until Now Except What We’ve Done Since.” Celtic Connections

“They have continually depicted themselves as a uniquely devised proposition among the nation’s thriving music scene. With all four members converging on an intertwined set of influences from yesteryear, their music goes beyond mere revivalism and strives to breathe a formidable exhalation of fresh air in the direction into rockabilly, skiffle and undertones of folk.” Tenement TV’s Ones To Watch

Awkward Family Portraits

Awkward Family Portraits

Roots Rock

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 6 per person
General Admission
£13.10 (£12.00 + £1.10 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.


Tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy.


TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com


The current covid-19 pandemic is a constantly evolving situation so we will be regularly reviewing our safety measures. Please see www.greennote.co.uk for our most up to date information. If we require any preparation from you in advance of your visit, we will contact you in due course.