23 June 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ
Tickets: FREE (Donations welcome)
Join us for the last Live Music Project before the summer break on Saturday 27th June, with another cracking line up featuring some of the area’s best loved bands. Come and warm up for the heady summer months with some of the coolest sounds in town!
This month’s line-up features the return to the LMP stage of Tom Craven this time accompanied by his band The Chapter. Tom has been a solo artist, playing his songs about love, life & everything in-between for the past 7 years. His sound continually evolves into an eclectic mixture of acoustic anthems and thought-provoking ballads.
With a handful of amateur demos, two studio EP’s – ‘Unseen Angel’ & ‘Oceans’ – and the debut full-studio album ‘LETTER/DIARY’ finally released in 2012 , Tom’s repertoire has been classed as “a bold, enigmatic collection of songs from a heartfelt and ultimately honest talent”
With songs penned by himself, like ‘Chances’, ‘Heads Rule Hearts’, ‘Signals, Sights & Bright Lights’ and the critically acclaimed track ‘I Fell For You’ in his extensive repertoire, Tom enjoys every second spent writing and performing, being invited back to venues repeatedly to entertain the crowds again and again – Or as Dan O’Shea of 15 Minute Club stated in 2010 –“Charming and beautiful, Tom has a resolute integration between his music and his personality. Both warm and secure, his confidence is infectious”.
As the Watford Observer stated in 2009, “Tom’s soulful acoustic sound translates beautifully into both his powerful ballads and upbeat melodic tracks. Catchy songs about life, love and everything in between mean that this talented young musician is definitely one to watch”.
Appearing both as a solo artist and alongside an ever-changing band line-up (The Chapter), Tom works alongside hugely talented members of local bands, all personal friends, to bring the songs to life!
Next on the line up are the Hidden Jules Band a secret gem of a duo in Hertfordshire. Though, like many precious items, word quickly spreads and they become highly sought after. The duo may have only been formed in 2014 as a hobby but the musicians have a relationship lasting many years.
It is this knowledge of each other that leaves little needed to be said on stage as it is this comfort and belief held in one another’s skills and capability that captivatingly increases their performance time after time.
With Jon Horlick on a wonderfully mesmerising lead guitar and Julie Williams on rhythm guitar and vocals that range from intimate delicacy to the grinning for-love-of-it confidence that we all fall in love with music for, the duo entertain audiences with a mix of Country, Folk and Blues of an enjoyably infectious nature.
Garry Smith is a resonator wielding slide guitarist who denies being a Blues singer. He sings about middle aged lust, British social history and his youth. If time permits and the mood takes he may do a bit of Robert Johnson. Or Richard Thompson. Or Tom Waits. Then there may be instrumentals.
Steve Dagleish ditched a successful banking career in 2003 to pursue making music. Following song writing workshops with Willy Russell & Ray Davies, Steve is focused on writing, recording & performing.
‘The folk/blues riffs echo Dylan and Neil Young, the Jansch/Davey Graham stylings are finger-picking good, elegiac strings evoke Nick Drake or George Martin. Measured against his mentors he’s young enough to find a home alongside nu-folk and eschew the old folk variety for a while yet.’ – Peter Kennedy, Kilburn Times
Marching Donald is Hertford’s Ryan Davies who joins us for a stripped-down, blues driven set with authentic touches of folk. Think Muddy Waters meets Fleet Foxes.
The Live Music Project is run by local music promoter/supporter and community champion, Denise Parsons. If you are interested in volunteering for the event or would like to sign up to perform, please contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, images or to arrange interviews contact: Rhian Desborough, Marketing Manager.
t: 01727 850950 / e: email@example.com
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About Trestle Theatre Company
Trestle has been making and touring inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. The company has developed a distinctive style of theatre, initially using masks, puppets and music, and more recently incorporating text and internationally influenced movement styles. Trestle is an internationally renowned provider of participation projects and training and operates from Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.
About Trestle Arts Base
Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a unique performing arts centre. It is home to Trestle, the first UK touring company to establish its own Lottery funded building. The venue offers performances, exhibitions, mask making, arts participation, youth theatre and hires for community and business meetings and events.