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  Bridie Jackson and the Arbour    
Sat 12 April 2014
Bridie JacksonWebsite
  Support  Jenna WittsWebsite
Doors: 20:00
Venue: Pilton Village Hall, Pilton Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1PQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Sticks Productions proudly presents Bridie Jackson and the Arbour as part of their 2014 Tour.

Bridie Jackson and the Arbour

“The remarkable voice of Bridie Jackson is beautiful yet haunting. The instrumentation and harmonies weaving around her are ethereal, and at times gentle, making their music even more moving.” – The Guardian

Bridie Jackson and The Arbour’s inspired harmony-led arrangements and heavenly strings, create a powerful, dark and hauntingly tender sound, which merges folk with touches of blues, jazz, baroque and gospel. Winners of the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, and the prestigious City Music Foundation Award, they frequently leave audiences spellbound with their enchanting, electrifying performances.

Widely proclaimed to be completely unique, BJ&TA have been championed by numerous tastemakers, including Guy Garvey (BBC 6 Music), Fiona Talkington (BBC Radio 3), Tony Hardy (Consequence of Sound), Emily Brinnand (The Guardian), Joe Sparrow (A New Band A Day), and Mark Radcliffe (Radio 2).

One of their most recent supporters, Dermot O’Leary, is so enamoured with the band that he has already hosted them for a live Saturday Session (including a Justin Timberlake cover), guest-starred in their Glastonbury documentary, had them record a new jingle for his Radio 2 show, and invited them to join his ‘Choir of Angels’ for a special session at Maida Vale.

BJ&TA are set to record their second album, supported by a Musician’s Benevolent Fund Emerging Excellence award, with plans for a spring 2014 release and full UK tour.

About Bridie and the Arbour

Bridie has been writing and performing music since her childhood, which was spent travelling around Europe with her composer father. The band, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, formed gradually, drawing together experienced musicians from across the North East, and initially performing as a large, ever-changing collective. The current line-up, of Bridie, Jenny, Carol and Rachel, was established by the summer of 2012. United by their shared passion for creating interesting new music, they utilise their diverse musical backgrounds (choir leader, classical cellist, street percussionist and folk fiddler) to drive the unusual arrangements.

Début album, Bitter Lullabies, was launched in 2012 with a sold out show at The Sage Gateshead, to great acclaim from folk and roots critics. It was the release of their double A-side, Scarecrow / All You Love Is All You Are, on Debt Records in February 2013, however, which really propelled the band to national recognition, with radio play on BBC 2, 3, 6 Music and Amazing Radio, and Bridie living out a childhood dream by playing a live session for Radio 4’s Loose Ends.

Their Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition win, and subsequent appearances on the Acoustic and Avalon Stages at the Festival added to this momentum and resulted in their first BBC Radio One play from Rob da Bank. With numerous UK dates planned for the autumn, City Music Foundation support for some unique live projects, and the second album on the horizon, BJ&TA look set to make an even bigger mark on the music world in the year to come.

 

“Original and magical” – Consequence of Sound

“Refreshingly unpretentious and movingly soulful” – The Telegraph

“Seriously awesome” – For Folk’s Sake

“Absolutely gorgeous” – Guy Garvey

“This is acoustic folk at its most exciting and original” – Musika

      * City Music Foundation Award winner 2013

      * Musicians Benevolent Fund Emerging Excellence Award winner 2013

      * Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition Winner 2013

      * Arts Council England grant holder for music and heritage project 2013

www.bridiejackson.com
www.facebook.com/BridieandTheArbour
Twitter: @BridieAndArbour

 

Support

Jenna Witts

North Devon singer-songwriter Jenna Witts is a free spirit with an effortless natural talent. She is an accomplished keyboards player and acoustic guitarist who comes to life on stage with her infectious laugh and humor (with a west-country twang )– then silences everyone with her startlingly mature voice, sass, attitude and elegance. She delivers wonderfully melodic songs inspired by the sea, love and life.

At 25, Jenna has a wealth of recording and touring experience behind her including 5 nation-wide tours with Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) as well as performing at ‘Show Of Hands’ sell out concert at The Royal Albert Hall. Jenna has also toured with Mercury prize nominee Seth Lakeman and supported Port Issac’s Fisherman’s Friends. She’s also played alongside other musicians including Elkie Brooks, Hazel O’Connor, Newton Faulkner, The Noisettes, Nerina Pallot, etc...

Jenna’s first album ‘Barefoot and Eager’ attracted a string of accolades and national airplay and was named one of the Financial Times Top 10 world albums of 2007. Her second album ‘Brother’ has also received great critical acclaim and airplay on Radio 2. It showcases her talent as one of the most up and coming young singer songwriters in the UK.
Jenna released her brand new solo album ‘HITCHHIKER’in summer 2013. This album is the first on her record label ‘Jenna Records’ and it showcases 10 new self-penned tracks – it has recently reached number 1 in the Radio Caroline Countdown of Albums chart.

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“A very, very good album” – Bob Harris, Radio 2

“Confident songs wrapped in memorable melodies” – Bob Harris, Financial Times 4* review

“Staggering maturity, winning delivery, and an abundance of natural talent. An irresistible example of superior acoustic music” – Bob Harris, Daily Telegraph

www.jennawitts.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Jenna-Witts
www.soundcloud.com/bridieandthearbour
Twitter: @JennaWitts

 

 

 

     

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