Georgia Lewis, a “young, exuberant & musically adept” (R2 Magazine) folk singer and multi-instrumentalist has been garnering attention on the English folk scene with her “alluring and engaging stage presence” (Saltcellar Folk Club). “She is fast becoming one of the most in-demand artists on the club and festival circuit.” (Eastbourne Folk Club). She’s about to release her debut album ‘The Bird who Sings Freedom’ on 28th July via Rootbeat Records. Expect to hear “both contemporary and traditional songs with a character and raunch that makes the hairs on your arms stand up and take note.” (Lou Rhodes)
Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time – featuring Sam Kelly (co-producer), Jamie Francis, Lukas Drinkwater, Maya McCourt and Ciaran Algar, and gaining her first national airplay on the BBC Radio 2 folk show with Mark Radcliffe, and Tom Robinson’s show on BBC 6Music – 2016 has seen Kitty complete an extensive national support tour with award-winning duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. Other highlights range from support sets for Seth Lakeman, Alasdair Roberts, Rachel Sermanni, Blair Dunlop, and Feast of Fiddles, to appearing as a theme-tune on Radio 4, being a featured artist for a BBC Introducing documentary, and making the semi-final of the BBC Young Folk Award in 2015. Kitty has also recently been awarded a creative bursary from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) for a songwriting project of her own devising.
Mac Seka’s music takes the traditions of his native Senegal and interweaves it with musical influences from Mali, American blues and English folk finger styles to underpin his songs written in his tribal language of Wolof. His songs somehow seem to transcend the language barrier with tales of love, friendship, family and sorrow as well as the trials faced by those living in Senegal. He is joined by musicians he has met in his many years of living in Bath to create a dreamy aural landscape. His soft voice is like a Senegalese lullaby that takes you on a journey to his homeland.
This event is organised by St James Wine Vaults. St James Wine Vaults is a laid back pub with a friendly welcome, a great atmosphere, and a wide range of quality wines, ciders, lagers, beers, spirits and regular live music.