Our weekly Woodburner night. Every Tuesday at the beautiful Curve Garden from June to September, with 3 amazing musical acts and delicious Latto's pizza. This is our last of the season, so come and catch one last piece of summer bliss before June 2018!
Our special guest is a classic Woodburner act that we love very much. The perfect end to a fantastic summer at the Curve. More details will be released in the run up to the event!
‘...an intense, elevating listening experience. The album is as intricate as it is diverse; as entertaining as it is thought-provoking... An album to treasure and a band to watch out for.’ Folk Radio UK
The Medlars are a seven piece contemporary folk band based in London. Their music is raw and rhythmically driven with orchestral and psychedelic undertones, layering melodies and harmonies to illuminate their ‘acid-sharp observational lyrics’. They formed after meeting at university in 2016 through Jimmy Grayburn, who at the time was performing as a solo artist. His lyrics tackle issues around environmentalism, homelessness and austerity cuts and are accompanied by the Medlars’ unique and frank sound.
The Medlars have performed at many events, including Wilderness Festival, The Nest Collective’s Unamplifire Festival and Woodburner in London. They have recently finished their UK tour to promote their debut album. The band’s influences include Johnny Flynn, Nic Jones, Chris Wood and Cocos Lovers, as well as traditional folk music. They will be recording a new single this summer.
The Medlars are: Jimmy Grayburn (vocals, banjo), Ribhu Choudhuri (bass, vocals), Charlie Egan (drums, vocals), Suzie McCarthy (violin, vocals), Francesca Picciano Moss (flute, vocals), Rowan Tinker (mandolin, tenor horn, vocals), Lucie Trémolières (cello).
The Relatives sing stories of love, death, Jesus and London. Having plagiarised all their musical heroes, they have come up with their own take, which they call “Urban Country”. Mix Rocksteady ’n’ Ska with tear-jerking folk harmonies then add some up-tempo anthemic country bangers, season generously with black humour and insightful observation, cook for 20 years of modern life, then serve with a cold drink and a smile.
They’re called The Relatives because five years ago a chance conversation about the nature of time lead Richard and Anna to discover that they shared an uncle, a common ancestral name, and they are actually cousins. This unlikely coincidence created a burst of over excited song-writing that continues to this day; their stated aim being to “Turn Everyday Life Into Folk Legend”.
The Relatives also host The Relatively Good Radio Show, every Sunday on Resonance FM.
£7 on the door