ST THOMAS' LIVE SESSIONS

Our first Live Sessions concerts took place on 15th and 16th June 2013 and featured the following acts. Watch this space for news of future Live Sessions concerts.



Photography (c) 2012 Tom Heath

MARK NORTHFIELD is a pianist and singer/songwriter who makes quirky, thoughtful and theatrical pop. His writing is infused with a lush melodic classicism and has been compared to the Divine Comedy, Rufus Wainwright and late period Beatles. "Marvellously crafted tunes" - Sputnik Music. "Poignant and cryptic" - Green Man Music. www.marknorthfield.com.

KATY ROSE AND THE CAVALRY PARADE will perform a set of delicately-crafted folk songs telling tales of love, loss, humanity and hope. Influenced by Gillian Welch, Dory Previn, the Beatles and Bjork. Katy's songs and voice will delight and entrance, accompanied by the multi-talented Cavalry Parade. www.reverbnation.com/katyrose.

Championed by Dave Pegg (legendary Birmingham bass player) of Fairport Convention, RED SHOES draw on English folk roots and Americana to create their unique sound. Dorothy clicked the heels of her red shoes to transport herself beyond the rainbow. Red Shoes prefer that the journey is fuelled musically. The destinations are magical and stimulating. "Folk album of the year" - NetRhythms. "'Ring around the Land' is a crisply executed and beautifully realised collection of well-crafted songs." - R2 Rock'n'Reel. www.redshoes-music.com.

ABACUS is a talented and accomplished group made up of musicians from WitchHazel, the UK's leading acoustic-roots show band. They combine the fire and excitement of bluegrass and traditional Irish music with the sophistication of jazz to delight audiences. In the UK and abroad, their style, virtuosity and professionalism has led to repeat performances wherever they go. www.myspace.com/witchhazel4

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