St Pancras Old Church, London

Thursday 26th November 2015 from 19:15

St Pancras Old Church,
Pancras Road,
London NW1

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.

Doors: 7:15PM Music start: 7:45PM


Laurel Canyon Music are very proud to present a night of top quality music in one of London's best venues. 

Ange Hardy: A folk singer, songwriter and recording artist from West Somerset, England. Ange performs original contemporary songs written in a traditional style with an emphasis on vocal harmony.

Shortly after winning FATEA Female Vocalist of the Year award in January 2014 she was referred to by veteran folk broadcaster Mike Harding as “one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers” and since then Ange Hardy has established an enviable reputation as one of the fastest emerging folk acts in the UK. She released her third studio album ‘The Lament of The Black Sheep’ to a packed theatre audience in September 2014.

The album went on to receive international acclaim and was one of only three folk albums last year to be awarded 5-stars by The Telegraph. Bringing the story full circle it was this month awarded FATEA’s most prestigious award of all, Album of the Year. Each of Ange’s last three CD’s have been played on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show over the past 12 months, and the list of accolades and awards listed on her website from the past year is truly staggering. Ange has received widespread global radio coverage, with particular focus on stations in the UK, USA, The Netherlands, Australia and Canada.

Whether she’s performing in a sold out theatre or an intimate village hall Ange brings a level of honesty and openness to the stage that is a refreshing as it is disarming. Her focus on vocal harmony and her pitch-perfect vocal talent has led her toward adopting a live-looping pedal; a digital tape-recorder at her feet that allows her to record and play back layers of vocal harmony live from the stage. In doing so she brings her talent as a recording artist to a live performance, adding an extra dimension to an already captivating stage presence.

Where ‘Bare Foot Folk’ was about stripping everything back to it’s roots “The Lament of The Black Sheep’ was about exploring the surrounding soil. Her 2014 Christmas single, The Little Holly Tree, builds on the unrivalled reputation she has rapidly built for writing contemporary songs that sound as though they are in fact deeply traditional. In 2015 Ange will be focussing her efforts on researching, writing and performing a new body of musical work based on the life and work of the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge for a new tour and album.

Ange Hardy will be supported by... 

Kelly Oliver: A young award-winning and rising star of the UK folk world. With her debt album 'This Land' winning Folkwords’ Best Album By A Female Artist 2014, which was an exciting, contemporary take on the acoustic folk tradition. It’s a genre Kelly is fast establishing herself in since winning an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK in October of last year. Alongside acoustic guitar melodies and notes of Irish storytelling, Kelly includes harmonica, self-taught, which has led to sponsorship from leading brand HOHNER.

This Land, released in October 2014 by Folkstock Records, features legendary fiddle player Dave Swarbrick, as well as BBC Folk Award Nominees Sunjay and Luke Jackson. Kelly has appeared on BBC London radio in an interview with Gaby Roslin. Her first single “Diamond Girl” has enjoyed several regional BBC and local radio plays, including on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris’ BBC Radio 2 Sunday show. 2014 saw 4* reviews from R2 Magazine and The Telegraph Music and was included in The Telegraph’s Best Folk Albums of 2014. It also earned a nomination for FATEA Magazine’s Best Debut Album of 2014. Festival credentials include performing twice at Cambridge Folk Festival for Hitchin Folk Club, and has supported such acts as Cara Dillon, Blair Dunlop, The Young’uns and Chris & Kellie While, among many others. Kelly also headlined her own sold out show at Downend Folk Club in Bristol and spent January 2015 playing various gigs and making live BBC Radio appearances around the country; recording an Ont Sofa session in London and ending the month with her first live TV appearance, performing and being interviewed on London Live. Kelly also recodred a session for the Whispering Bob Harris Broadcasting Company and was interviewed by Bob himself for his “Under The Apple Tree Sessons”.

Minnie Birch: A very talented singer-songwriter who we rate very highly. She is releasing her second album 'Floudering' shortly, which all of us are really looking forward to hearing. Minnie has supported artists such as She Makes War and Joan Armatrading. She has also played at a host of festivals including Standon Calling and enjoyed airplay on BBC introducing, Radio 2 and many local radio stations

'Minnie Birch is quirky, fresh and extremely talented. Her feet firmly planted in soul, this charismatic vocalist performs enchanting acoustic ditties which are hard to compare anyone else to. An absolute must-see.' Time Out

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