In their own words, Friday night may have been Before the Gold Rush‘s best night ever! Such a massive turn out there were many people sadly turned away at the door (really sorry about that guys)…
It also may have been the friendliest bill we’ve ever joined, seriously, everybody was so nice. Hats off to Slow Wolf on their album release and also to The Dog Roses and Tarq Bowen who both put on a stomping show. Many Thanks to Anna Orhanen for the lovely HD action shot above (and to Henrik Ekeus for the backstage shots too:)). We’re looking forward to live footage and more snaps to follow thanks to Nina and Steve, Before the Gold Rush’s hard working co-captains.
We’ll be returning to The Fiddler’s Elbow once again on 9th May in support of Red Soul Brigade‘s Friday Night residency. It’s gonna be funky.
Just a quick word to say that tonight we are gearing up for our first of two full band hoedowns at The Fiddler’s Elbow. In support of Slow Wolf‘s album launch, we will be joined in the line up by The Dog Roses and Tarq Bowen. Before The Gold Rush never fails to impress on their popular Americana nights and we’re pretty happy to be joining them in their newly settle home up in Kentish Town. Music will be running from 7:30 til late with tickets £5/£6. For more info, see the facebook event.
Below is a lovely photo taken of M&M at our last Before the Gold Rush (before they vacated the The Wilmington Arms). We’re hoping to top that performance with some new songs tonight so come and join us for the show! x
Our 1st Summer 2014 Festival announcement is here! We will be joining the bill for this year’s Home Farm Festival taking place June 6th, 7th, & 8th. More details, times and tickets to follow. Time to get out the wellies :)
With March and April booking up fast this thing has now got a life all it’s own. The 2nd CFF was a beauty and we got snap-happy enough to document the good vibes. Our band was so very thrilled to have the massively talented Barbara Bartz join us with her fiddle for the night making dreams come true (for at least 40 minutes :)).
We’re getting so professional…a merch table:
Sam set the mood…
Bara Bara also run an unplugged night in tooting and we’d like to give it a shout out. If you’re ever down in Tooting on Saturday night and looking for a jam, their night is aptly called ‘Tooting Folk’ and you can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/TootingFolk
Dan and the gang rocked so hard there were excited French passersby who flooded in to catch the end of their set.
Jay and Steve discussing business deals.
A hearty thanks to our sound man Laine Blues, a musician in his own right. Didn’t get to discuss Kelly’s Roast Beef but I’m fairly certain he said he lived in Revere for a while. What a small world it is.
Naturally the only downside of being the one taking the photos is there’s rarely ones taken when you’re playing. Thanks to Charlie Bateson for giving us this abstract still of our set up. Sadly, while we did have the foresight to film the set, the audio sounds like something fed through a vocoder inside a blender.
Chalk Farm Folk is a fast moving train we are so happy to be on! After a smashing success for our launch in January, we are thrilled to bring this mighty bill of Americana acts to this new Camden residency. There just aren’t enough quality, free entry night’s of music in London and it feels especially good to be championing this one. A great night of music is planned featuring Dan Raza and the Shrouds. “Definitely a man ahead of the pack”, said Julian Piper of Acoustic Magazine. Friends of the band, Dan and his crew have been winning over every folk night in town and we’re lucky to catch him just before his upcoming German tour. Bara Bara Band, “an alt-folk quartet playing a mix of their own songs, old time American tunes and traditional British folk songs” will be bringing the banjo-stomping all the way from South London. They are currently recording their new album so we expect some fresh treats from them as well. We plan to be kicking off the festivities with the legendary Sam Beer. A man of nimble guitar picking fingers, the voice of a raspy angel and the digestive track of a whale. Sam, is half the brain and all the sexiness behind London’s Treetop Flyers, a band which Paste magazine called “a thrill delivering unexpected updates on it’s vintage influences”. It’s a rare treat to get him solo so it’s worth the trip. Finally we’re overjoyed to be joined by a surprise guest for our first full band set in ages! No telling just yet….
Look, we’ve heard they’re adding chicken wings to the menu just for us so basically, this is getting serious….spicy wings, bbq wings, slaw- soon enough Chalk Farm will be as plaid as Nashville.
See y’all there. x
So it is a rare treat for us to venture south of the river and here we go! We will be filling The Gladstone with sound waves of love and loss on this post-Valentines Saturday night. Located just minutes from Borough Market at 64 Lant Street, The Gladstone is cozy little neighborhood spot. As they say themselves: “The room is intimate and intense, and sounds fantastic. Over the years we’ve had everyone from Larry Jon Wilson to Fionn Regan, Noah and the Whale, Ellie Goulding, James Vincent McMorrow, Dry The River, Findlay Brown and many more down here.”
Also on the bill will be Hot Teeth and Into The Moon. Music runs from 8pm – 11pm with free entry at the door ! x