Fri May 25 2018

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop

1 Crown Ave Inverness IV2 3NF

£10.00

All Ages

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Northern Tour #2

  • Evering

    Evering

    Folk

    Evering is an acoustic duo formed by Scottish singer-songwriters Chris Yendell (Helensburgh) and Dawn Coulshed (The Black Isle) with the common goal of creating an original sound within an indie / folk genre. Dawn and Chris first met on the Edinburgh music scene in 2013, but it wasn't until the following year that their paths crossed again, this time in London. The inheritance of an old piano sparked their first collaboration and the beginning of Evering. 

    Chris has supported the likes of Two Door Cinema Club in previous bands and has a wide range of influences ranging from Ben Howard through to Led Zeppelin. His raw vocals are immediately engaging and are supported by full sounding acoustic guitar riffs. Dawn adds intricate piano work into the mix having trained as a classical pianist in Edinburgh. Growing up around the traditional music of the Highlands Dawn was influenced by music from the likes of of Jeff Buckley and Elbow. The combination of Chris and Dawn’s wide-ranging influences create a truly individual sound, which has gained recognition from the likes of likes of BBC Introducing and XFM.

  • Daudi Matsiko

    Daudi Matsiko

    Folk

    The confessional, folky sound of guitarist Daudi Matsiko is much in demand, after his collaborations with electronic acts Booka Shade and Kyodai, and appearance at Red Bull Music Academy The mellow fingerpicking guitar of Daudi Matsiko really gets to you. Listen to one of his disarming songs from his self-titled debut album for Naim Records, and it’s like a personal performance; as if he’s stood in front of a microphone on the other side of the room, his melancholy melodies ringing out with absolute accuracy. Hear his song ‘Take Me Old’, and enter a hushed gig venue, all ears and eyes entranced by the music unfolding before them. Daudi’s music hypnotises with an economy of elements. It’s with just guitar, autobiographical lyrics, hints of saxophone and synth that he weaves a magic spell. This artist’s songs are taking him places. Daudi recently travelled to Montreal to take part in prestigious music making workshop Red Bull Music Academy, while two of the most renowned acts in underground dance music, Booka Shade and Kyodai, have come calling for collaborations. Daudi’s first two, self-released EPs, ‘the Lingering Effects of Disconnection’ and ‘A Brief Introduction to Failure’ have been collected on his eight-track long-player debut for Naim. The words of these songs, startling in their tales of personal experience, intensify his warm tones. Highlight ‘You Can Do Better Than Me, But I Hope You Don’t’ details with heart-breaking directness the decline of a relationship. Each of his songs has a therapeutic purpose. “My songs all have a cathartic intention in some way,” Daudi has said. Daudi was born in the UK to Ugandan parents, and became hooked on guitar at a young age. Encouraged by a great music teacher and friends he’d later form a band with, he grew up with eclectic influences, from Radiohead to the jazz of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, post-rock bands Mogwai and Slint, and trip-hop fusioneers Cinematic Orchestra. While he was attracted to heavy sounds as a teenager, he came to favour sparse, quiet arrangements instead. The direct simplicity of guitar and voice became his medium of expression. Heard through a superior audio set-up, this music rings out with a dazzling brightness that will delight lovers of quality sound. That’s partly thanks to the mixing of Wah Wah 45s recording artist Adam Scrimshire, who tunes his acute ears to Daudi’s songs and brings their intimacy to the fore, capturing the living ambience that makes Daudi’s music such a pleasure to listen to. “He’s really good at bringing out the warmth I’m looking for and general size,” Daudi has commented. It’s playing live that Daudi feels most at home, and his recordings admirably evoke this elusive, vivid quality. “Once you’re sat in front of those people you can’t leg it, you’ve got to go for it,” Daudi said. “That adrenaline is nice to have.”

  • Izzie Yardley

    Izzie Yardley

    Folk

    Izzie is mesmerising, her hypnotic voice soaring over intricate melodies driven by guitar or piano. Songs of hope, optimism and survival hold echoes of Carole King and Feist. Since her performance debut in 2015 Izzie has featured at Wilderness Festival, shared stages with the likes of Ryan Keen and Declan Zapala, guested as part of Buswell & Nygren's Orchestra Challenge and performed the Ivor Novello nominated title track for BBC drama 'From Darkness.

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Northern Tour #2

Fri May 25 2018 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop Inverness
Northern Tour #2

£10.00 All Ages

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