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Caroline Gardens chapel, Asylum Road, London, GB
Fancy committing some #harpicide?
Three female singer-songwriters who use the harp present a evening of unusual yet accessible acoustic delights in the remarkable venue of Asylum Arts, Caroline Gardens Chapel.
Elly McCabe, daughter of ex-Verve guitarist Nick McCabe, sounds like what would happen if Tori Amos met Tim Burton. A singer-songwriter and self-taught harpist from Bristol, her songs are a hybrid mix of Celtic-style harp and soaring vocals heavily influenced by The Cure and Joanna Newsom.
Julia Mascetti is a concert harpist from Essex, who verged from the path of her classical training when she started covering heavy metal songs on her purple lap harp. Currently studying Music at the University of Leeds, her song-writing style is a dark pop with folk influences, and a hint of the melodrama of goth.
Julia Gray is a London-based singer-songwriter. Her musical influences include Tom Waits, Kate Bush, Blossom Dearie and Joni Mitchell. She frequently draws inspiration from contemporary and classical cultures, exploring universal archetypes through the medium of song. Her first solo album, I Am Not The Night, was released in 2011, produced by Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, Kid Harpoon). Her second album, a collaboration with award-winning South African producer Paul Ressel and recorded with the support of the Arts Council, is due for release in 2014.
This event will be hosted by author Gabrielle Leimon. Image credit Rebecca Thomas.
Doors at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are £6 (including booking fee) in advance and £8 on the door and include a complimentary drink with optional donation.