We’ve been learning some new songs ahead of a gig at Islington Folk Club on the 1st October – and this is one of them. Julie and I think it’s a hoot – Frank Loesser’s chords for Slow boat to China alone are wild and wonderful. The splendid postcard of the liner United States is [...]
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What they say…
●'Sweet and earthy! A warm, nostalgic blend of Julie's songs from between the wars and Gavin's English traditional songs and tunes on duet concertina and melodeon. Julie's fine, clear voice is shown off by swing-style chords on the Jeffries.
'Gavin's singing is sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, and always has an authentic traditional ring' - Valmai Goodyear, Lewes Saturday Folk Club organiser
●'I sang all the way home' - Dan Quinn, musician and singer
●'An evening unlike any other... songs from the twenties and thirties beautifully sung with a backing of consummate artistry on concertina or melodeon... and then maybe a compelling traditional ballad, or a tribute to the sausage... you never know what to expect, but you can be sure it's going to be worth listening to' Bob Kenward, noted singer-songwriter
●'Julie sings songs from diverse backgrounds while Gavin provides great accompaniments on a range of instruments and contributes some excellent singing himself' Vic Smith, Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes
●'Julie's interpretation of some well-known songs from a bygone age sits well with Gavin’s accomplished box playing; the music could be the soundtrack to one of those BBC period dramas where the world was a slightly better place, and it leaves the listener with a warm nostalgic feeling' Kim Headley, Broadstairs Folk Festival
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