Festive Folk Night
TICKETS £6 IN ADVANCE - £8 ON THE DOOR!
An evening of Festive Folk Music featuring the rising stars who are all local to SW16. Don't miss this eclectic evening with live sets from alt-folk band Farrago whose dynamic sound treads the lines of folk, rock and Indie; singer-songwriter Bity Booker bringing a Woodstock vibe to her acoustic storytelling; and the velvet-voiced Sherika Sherard, who opened for Seal after he spotted her busking and is now being featured on Spike Lee soundtracks.
Heartwarming Folk to get you in the Christmas Spirit!
Bity Booker is a folk singer and songwriter based in London. Her songs are mostly voice and classical guitar with a few whimsical touches such as bells, musical saw, and sparrow sounds, but the effect is mystical, mainly due to Bity's precise, hypnotic fingerpicking style and elastic voice. Bity grew up in the Italian countryside in a house with many animals including ‘Dodo’ the crow, ‘Freddy’ the fox, and ‘Willy’ the hedgehog. This strong connection with nature has had a peculiar influence in her songwriting. Her music brings subtle strains of 1960s psychedelic magic and genuine and original storytelling. Be prepared to delve deep into Bity Booker’s musical world and listen to fantastic stories, each song a character with a timeless personality and melody.
Prepare to be challenged and positively moved as you experience the infectious creativity of Sherika Sherard. With a voice like velvet and a great stage presence, Sherika never fails to warm the hearts of her listeners. Featured on Spike Lee’s Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It”, the singer was also asked by Seal to open for him on his tour.
Farrago is an alt-folk band based in London that started life as the solo project of singer-songwriter Ian Bennett. His poetic and thought-provoking songs have evolved into intoxicating soundscapes, characterised by a lush cinematic sound with soaring violins, powerful acoustic guitar, silky bass, expressive percussion and soulful vocals. Their dynamic sound treads the lines of folk, rock and indie.
"The Oh, Beautiful Darkness EP is a scintillating and stirring work from an incredible force. Their music... has a tenderness and heart but can elevate, rouse and make dizzy without warning. The players are exceptional and there are few others out there who have the same blend in their locker." MusicMusingsandSuch.com