Sun Oct 24 2021

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Green Note

106 Parkway London NW1 7AN

£13.10

All Ages

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After 2020’s album tour that never was, Somerset based duo Ma Polaine are ecstatic to be back at Green Note.  

They have been described variously over the years, with references to Billie Holiday, Tom Waits and a “moody Mary Margaret O’Hara”, yet Ma Polaine’s sound is very much their own. Beth’s effortlessly distinctive vocals and evocative lyrics coupled with Clinton’s understated guitar underpin the songs, and on their latest release “City of Love” we hear the character of Ma Polaine explored more deeply than ever before. 

“City of Love” received wide-spread acclaim and earned the band “Best band/duo” award from Fata Magazine, with MOJO magazine saying they “have evolved a pop-folk-blues-americana style that is warmly familiar, yet is sufficiently unhinged to keep you guessing”. The first single from the album is Morphine, described by the band as “what Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was for LSD, this one is for childbirth” and racked up airplay on 6 Music and Cerys Matthew’s Radio 2 Blues Show. 

Playing live as a duo the songs become sparse versions but they achieve a surprisingly full sound. Beth’s electric and double basses anchor the sound, with occasional accordion and harmonica, leaving Clinton to play with the space between the vocal, sometimes with rich, warm chords or gritty distortion. 

Reviews of City of Love 

MOJO Magazine – 4 stars. “Ma Polaine’s Great Decline have evolved a pop-folk-blues-americana style that is warmly familiar, yet is sufficiently unhinged to keep you guessing…” 

Morning Star – 5 stars. “Packer’s voice has a superb range, but it is her interpretative skill that entrances, with the effortless shifts that imbue her evocative lyrics with rare emotional charge”. 

Folk Radio UK – “..an album to be cherished, replete with enchanting musical treats around every corner”. 

Blues Matters – “This is 21st-century music chock full of mystery and acute observation”. 

 

Ma Polaine

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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.

Ma Polaine

Sun Oct 24 2021 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Green Note London
Ma Polaine

£13.10 All Ages

After 2020’s album tour that never was, Somerset based duo Ma Polaine are ecstatic to be back at Green Note.  

They have been described variously over the years, with references to Billie Holiday, Tom Waits and a “moody Mary Margaret O’Hara”, yet Ma Polaine’s sound is very much their own. Beth’s effortlessly distinctive vocals and evocative lyrics coupled with Clinton’s understated guitar underpin the songs, and on their latest release “City of Love” we hear the character of Ma Polaine explored more deeply than ever before. 

“City of Love” received wide-spread acclaim and earned the band “Best band/duo” award from Fata Magazine, with MOJO magazine saying they “have evolved a pop-folk-blues-americana style that is warmly familiar, yet is sufficiently unhinged to keep you guessing”. The first single from the album is Morphine, described by the band as “what Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was for LSD, this one is for childbirth” and racked up airplay on 6 Music and Cerys Matthew’s Radio 2 Blues Show. 

Playing live as a duo the songs become sparse versions but they achieve a surprisingly full sound. Beth’s electric and double basses anchor the sound, with occasional accordion and harmonica, leaving Clinton to play with the space between the vocal, sometimes with rich, warm chords or gritty distortion. 

Reviews of City of Love 

MOJO Magazine – 4 stars. “Ma Polaine’s Great Decline have evolved a pop-folk-blues-americana style that is warmly familiar, yet is sufficiently unhinged to keep you guessing…” 

Morning Star – 5 stars. “Packer’s voice has a superb range, but it is her interpretative skill that entrances, with the effortless shifts that imbue her evocative lyrics with rare emotional charge”. 

Folk Radio UK – “..an album to be cherished, replete with enchanting musical treats around every corner”. 

Blues Matters – “This is 21st-century music chock full of mystery and acute observation”. 

 

Ma Polaine

Ma Polaine

Folk-Blues

Please correct the information below.

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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.