Blending violin, mandolin, dulcimer and accordion with electric guitars
and drums, Green Diesel's sound is born from a love of traditional
English music and a desire to bring it to a modern audience.
Performing original compositions, steeped in folklore, alongside
inventive reworkings of traditional songs and tunes the band have built
up a reputation as a fearsome live act. The band's albums, 2012's
'Now Is The Time' and 2014's 'Wayfarers All' have won praise from
critics and fans alike for the quality of songwriting and musicianship
while the band have appeared at the likes of Beverley Folk Festival,
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and the Kelburn Garden
Party. They have shared stages with the likes of Gilmore & Roberts,
Spiers & Boden and Fotheringay. The band's third album 'The
Hangman's Fee' (due for release in spring 2017 on Talking Elephant
Records) features songs inspired by the darker side of folklore.
Sinister spirits and bloodstained tales weave their way through the
album backed by the signature Green Diesel sound. English folk, red in
tooth and claw, performed by a band at the top of their game.'
17th March 2017
upstairs @The Birkbeck
45 Langthorne Road
Leyton E11 4HL
Doors 7.30pm - 11.55pm
£4 or £3 for unwaged
Music at 8.15pm with open mic from 11pm
Plus Hazey Jane
Hazey Jane are an English folk-indie quartet from London. Hackney based,
harmony driven and easily confused, the band are indebted to Nick Drake,
CSNY and John Prine. From such artists, Hazey Jane have derived their
own bona fide craft of songmanship, exhibited most poignantly throughout
their recent EP, 'Us on a Wire'. Recorded at Urchin Studios, Dalston,
and produced by band confidants Mr Sander Van Laere (Michael Kiwanuka)
and the right honourable Marcel Van Limbeek (Tori Amos). Find free downloads of tracks from our EP 'Blue Sessions' at hazeyjane.com/music.
28 Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JF
22 March 2017
Sam Carter plays a headline solo acoustic show with support from Minnie Birch and Bob Munton.
‘Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the
observational with social comment and personal reflection’ ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Songlines ‘A singer who can hold the audience spellbound all by himself’ R2 ‘A bittersweet folk-electric concept album’ ⭑⭑⭑⭑ The Guardian This spring Sam embarks on a short solo tour playing songs from his acclaimed third studio album How The City Sings.
Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true
performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’ by Bellowhead’s Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists.