Hladowski & Jones – Wild, Wild Berry Tour
An evening of good ol’ English folk, jam packed with hauntingly beautiful melodies heads for new Sheffield venue ‘To the Lighthouse’.
Stephanie Hladowski and Chris Joynes arrive at The Bank Street spot off the back of their critically acclaimed ‘Wild Wild Berry Album’ described by Folk Roots Magazine as ‘The best and certainly the most refreshing new recording of English traditional songs you’ll hear this year, as far away from the mass of safe and glossy production-line albums being made by the class of 2012 as you can get’.
Expect flawless vocals from Yorkshire born Stephanie, appropriately supplemented with delicate and tender accompaniment from Chris’s acoustic guitar. Stephanie has previously contributed to recordings by acts such as A Hawk And A Hacksaw, The Family Elan, and free-folk ensemble Scatter, as well as numerous vocals for dub label Inspirational Sound. Under her own name, she released a solo e.p ‘The High High Nest’ (Singing Knives Records) in 2008. As an artist she certainly isn’t afraid to step out of her comfort zone either; her vocal talents have graced the genres of many, ranging from Reggae to Bulgarian Folk singing – so there may be a few surprises in store!
From Chris Joynes, you can anticipate the proficiency of a seasoned finger picking guitarist described by Second Layer Records as ‘without doubt the most promising post-Takoma guitarist doing the rounds right now’. He has released 5 albums to date, issued by the likes of Bo' Weavil, The Great Pop Supplement and Immune, as well as various singles, e.ps and compilation tracks through labels including Rough Trade and Tompkins Square. He has recorded live broadcast sessions for Andy Kershaw and Late Junction on BBC Radio 3. His experienced performance and impeccable string plucking ensures the perfect underscore to set the scene for each track.
Support arrives in the accomplished form of Sheffield’s own Jim Ghedi; expect further acoustic wizardry from this young man. Jim adds his own unique sound to each track and the feeling he conveys through his music is sure to keep you transfixed. Check out the Exposed in Session Live recording of another rising star in the traditional folk scene.
Come down and support a promising new venue whilst enjoying some refreshingly original, honest music bound to raise a few hairs on the back of your neck.
Tickets From www.wegottickets.com
To The Lightouse, Bank Street Arts, Bank St Sheffield