1. January 2012

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to sharing some magical musical feasts with you! And what a treat I’ve lined up for January 16th at Blacks…

    Hosted by the ridiculously talented (and lovely) Leisa Rea…

    Special guests include:

    JESCA HOOP

    http://www.jescahoop.com

    Jesca Hoop

    "Jesca Hoop’s music is like a four sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night. Tom Waits

    “Genuinely gorgeous…the likes of which come along all too rarely” Music Week

    “The Lady Gaga of freak folk” The Independent

    ALBERT NILAND

    http://www.albertniland.com

    albert


    "…less preoccupied with shifting units than with gigging,..Albert Niland has yet to achieve the widespread and recognition his talent merits" The Sunday Times
    “A voice that could make the coldest heart sing”…. Dublin Magazine

    “Guitar Wizardry…” The Independent


    MARA CARLYLE

    http://www.maracarlyle.com


    mara

    "Destined to become a classic." The Independent on Sunday ★★★★★

    “One of the best voices in music today … an out-and-out masterpiece.” Word Magazine

    “…my God, I feel inadequate describing quite what it is she does, but I’ll try: she deploys all her training and extraordinary voice control to an entirely new approach to composition. She’s right out there, doing things nobody else is doing.” Jon Snow

    (Pretty good eh!)

    As usual, requests for the free guest lists to me - jr AT jenroberts.co.uk

  2. December Showcase

    Another delectable feast of talent on offer for our next event. As usual, the event is free but strictly by guest list only. Requests to - jr @ jenroberts.co.uk

    Special guests…

    SAM BEETON

    Sam Beeton

    http://www.sambeeton.com

    ‘Nottingham songwriter Sam Beeton has been writing and recording songs since he was 15 and has toured nationwide with James Morrison, Scouting For Girls and The Script. Earlier this year, Christopher Bailey (Creative Director of Burberry) asked Sam to record ‘My Doll’ for his acclaimed Burberry Acoustic video sessions. The video has resulted in more than a quarter of a million hits and has helped push Sam towards the wider audience he deserves.’ http://youtu.be/HJjMkq5Vdn8

    BROTHER AND BONES

    Brother and Bones


    http:// www.brotherandbones.co.uk/

    ‘After a storming first 12 months, Brother & Bones close 2011 widely regarded as one of the most exciting live bands in the UK. Latest single Hold Me Like The Sun and B-side Show Me Love is produced and mixed by Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers/Travis/ Everything But The Girl etc.) As the first full release the tracks are a true testament to the bands energy and standalone sound. Championed by Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM, playlisted on Kerrang Radio, Q radio and NME TV, as well as support online from Music News, Ilike Music and There Goes The Fear. The band have completed the 1st UK tour and close the year in Europe acoustically supporting Ben Howard on tour.’

    “…Devastatingly pure…Arena sized soul…” Ilike Music

    “…some say they sound between Mumford and Sons and The Dead Weather…I think these boys could be better and bigger than both…” There goes the Fear

    “Absolutely Incredible” Mary Anne Hobbs - XFM

    ROB BRAVERY

    Rob Bravery

    http://www.robbravery.com/

    ‘Rob Bravery, previous keys man to Alessi’s Ark has just signed to EMI publishing and released his debut solo album ‘The Elusive Crux’ to great acclaim. 2012 looks set to be a very exciting year for this outstanding new talent.’


    Programmed with love.

    Compered by Sophia Blackwell.

    Overseen by a pregnant bunny.

  3. Some photo’s of our November showcase at Blacks…(what a magical evening!) Many more pictures of our events are available to view on our Facebook page. Click here.