Our weekly festival, every Tuesday from June to September, with South African blues artist Sannie Fox, electronic/jazz from Harvey Causon, and triphop artist Gus Harvey.
Sannie Fox is a singer and guitarist who has released two critically acclaimed albums and will release her third studio album ~ My Soul Got Stranger ~ this year.
With her voracious voice and fingers to her electric guitar, Fox sways across an evolving sonic tapestry of desert blues, soul and psychedelic rock sounds.
In 2015 Fox released her debut solo album entitled Serpente Masjien (double SAMA nominated) which was selected to be featured on the "new artist" page for iTunes UK as well as US upon release.
Fox formed the blues-rock 3-piece machineri and released a self-titled album in 2010 featuring the songs “Big Bad Machine”, “The Searchers” and “Machine I Am”. All album art-work was created by Storm Thorgerson (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd).
Fox has toured South Africa, UK and Asia and is currently based between UK and South Africa.
"...singling out highlights on an album this consistently great seems redundant..." - Rolling Stone
Calm and understated, Bristol’s Harvey Causon is turning heads with his deft take on contemporary R&B, percussive electronica and powerful, brooding vocal that sounds far more world wearied than his 20 years. Harvey writes and produces his own tracks, as well as collaborating with producer and flatmate, Gabriel Gifford.
The most recent collaboration 'Worn You' was playlisted by Radio 1 as the BBC Introducing Track of the Week and added to the Burberry and Radio 1 Spotify playlists. With nods to other contemporary artists Jamie Isaac and Jamie Isaac, the ambient piano ballad has a nervous energy but it’s dub tinged rhythm, clever lyrical content and fragile yet soothing vocal set it apart.
fter moving to Bristol last year, Harvey quickly released his ‘Introspect EP’, a collection of songs that he had been sitting on for a while. Eclectic, but polished, the stand out song from the release, ‘Systems’ was given a remix from rising hip hop duo Cabrakid. This earned Harvey an appearance at 'Cabra’s' support slot with Loyle Carner after the rapper heard the track.
In October, Harvey released his single 'Frisson' with local Bristol label Leisure Records. Not only did it gain attention from indieshuffle and Bristol Live but it was described 'an impressively diverse three minutes' for DIY's NEU Pick of the day. It has since hit 220k streams, earned spots on NME and Spotify's 'Office' and 'Left Of Centre' playlists.
As his unique sound quickly gained traction over recent months, Harvey was invited to record live at the revered Maida Vale studios for BBC Introducing In The West. His impressive live set comprises collaborator Gifford and drummer Ben Toon. Having already played sold-out shows supporting Tokio Myers, Puma Blue and Porches as well as Dot to Dot and 2000 Trees festivals, the summer bookings are shaping up to be just as imposing with The Great Escape, The Downs Festival and All Points East all in the pipeline.
Gus Harvey is a London-born soul singer with roots in hiphop and jazz.
This August she releases debut EP ♢ History (1 of 4) under her own label. Her first single - Witches - was pure hiphop and received radio acclaim from DJs including Lauren Laverne and Nemone on BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as being Clash Music's Track of the Day. The new EP exhibits four different styles; acoustic soul, jazz-hiphop, triphop and bigbeat (from collaborations with Audiobullys' Tom Dinsdale). ♢ History is Harvey's self-portrait and DIY protest against an industry squashing emerging artists into one genre.
As sole mistress of all her ships, Harvey creates her visuals with close friend and London visionary Netti Hurley. Tonight she performs a unique, stripped acoustic soul set especially for Woodburner.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Since our first season in 2013, our event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has always inspired audiences in a unique and thrilling way. This season of events captures the essence of a weekend rural festival in the centre of Dalston on a Tuesday evening.
The phenomenal surrounds of the garden combine with delicious pizzas from David Latto, and a supreme and ever-evolving roster of acts, to create a magical atmosphere which brings people together in a friendly and welcoming space.
It's a community of music-lovers, summer-lovers and life-lovers, joining to celebrate the warm months in a carefree and supportive atmosphere, with a compelling live soundtrack.
PLEASE NOTE that this is an outdoor concert which will go ahead regardless of the weather. Please bring appropriate clothing, including waterproofs if rain is forecast.