Capital Music presents: Sam Lee & Friends + Thomas McCarthy
Thursday 14 February 2013
Door Times : 8pm
Capital Music Events proudly presents the Mercury Award nominee Sam Lee, live in Concert.
Sam Lee, Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, promoter and animateur will release his debut album “Ground Of Its Ownʼ in June 2012. The recording is a musical manifesto, reflecting the artistic journey Sam has taken so far and the less than conventional route getting there. A naturally gifted voice, singing was new to him until his first encounter with folk song some 6 years ago.
This discovery of a new world compelled him to abandon his work as a trained visual artist, teacher of wilderness survival and moonlighting as a burlesque dancer and embark on a journey into the old songs of The British Isles. Sam is fast becoming accepted as a new pioneer, defining the sound, sight and texture of contemporary folksong.
He was given the 2011 Arts Foundation Award, which for the first time, honored folk music amongst the art forms. Likewise his live band, Sam Lee and Friends, carve a new acoustic with their homemade and mongrelised instrumentation using unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenging preconceptions of what ʻtraditional folkʼ should sound like.
"One of Britain's finest singers and the most cogent force of his generation in British folk music" - The Observer
“…never less than intriguing. It all hangs together quite beautifully too, investing these dark, mystically tales of false lovers and more with a dreamlike quality that’s as rare as it’s compelling.”- Q Magazine
“An album of unusual dignity and immense beauty.” - MOJO