£7 advance | £10 on the door
This month we welcome three wonderfully gifted acts to Jamboree for our one and only summer show.
Samantha has been bewitching audiences with her crystalline voice and unique take on folk music since her 2012 debut ‘Dark nights make for brighter days’. The emotionally tangled but toe-tapping ‘Trees and Gold’ 10” EP followed in 2015, a prog-folky two hander that proved a hit with Jarvis Cocker and his BBC6 show. As the tumultuous year 2016 drew to a close she kept the doors and windows shut tight to finish writing and demo-ing a second album due to be completed during 2017.
A regular live performer, Samantha has played throughout the UK & Europe, from small town pubs to large festivals and major London venues (Union Chapel, Cecil Sharp House, Royal Festival Hall, Green Man 2017, Festival No.6 2017, Folk Alliance International 2017).
"A Young Woman Who Takes The Popular Song Beyond The Boundaries" - Instrumentali
Balladeste - a collaboration between violinist Preetha Narayanan & cellist Tara Franks - developed a duo identity born out of their trio Quest Ensemble, they have created a unique string sound of their own and way of working with mutual resonance. Writing through playing, improvising, and finding a shared language without notation, the duo explore the versatility and sound potential of just two string instruments as a band. They merge their varied musical experiences to create compositions that are vibrant and experimental yet melodic and filmic in quality.
Cellist and composer Francesca Ter-Berg presents a live improvised set which seeks to explore the natural resonances of her instrument and the space in which she performs through playing with extended techniques, drones and voice both acoustically and through live electronics. Francesca is influenced by Eastern European folk and Indian Classical music which she has studied extensively and has collaborated with many artists including Sam Lee, Talvin Singh, The Unthanks, Portico Quartet and Floating Points.