Date: Wednesday, 28th November 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Supported by Eve Goodman and World Wide Welshman courtesy of CEG Records, singer/songwriter COURTEOUS THIEF has been described as both contemporary new folk and acoustic indie pop. Releasing the first album Symphony to widespread acclaim in 2011 saw Courteous Thief being championed By BBC Radio Wales with past singles achieving the coveted BBC Radio Wales Single Of The Week accolade as well as live sessions and interviews.
Singles from the second album “Beyond These Walls” released in July 2016 also reached the same heights as previous releases, with the track “Once Burnt” also featuring on the BBC Introducing in Wales with Bethan Elfyn. A regular on the live circuit has seen Courteous Thief supporting bands and artists such as Turin Brakes, Chris Helm, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Mark Morris (The Bluetones) and Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) as well as festival appearances with performances at some of the UK’s top festivals including Glass Butter Beach Festival, Festival No 6, Gorjys Secrets Festival and Electric Wave.
The release of “Rest My Bones” from the Tribal ep in late 2016 has seen him gain national and international airplay across Europe with the tittle track from the “Tribal” ep recently making it to the semi-finals of the International Song Writing Competition.
New Single “Leather Soles”, released on the 17th of February 2018 recently gained airplay on the BBC Introducing In Wales and will form part of a new EP due out Spring/summer 2018. (Nessi Hault, Carpe Carmina)
“Leather Soles – Melodiously mesmerizing, harmoniously vibrant and warmly atmospheric folk-pop finery”
Liam Rickard/ LSR/Worldwide Welshman is a singer-songwriter from Betws-Y-Coed, currently based in London. Inspired by all styles of music, especially, ethno/world/folk music, LSR has composed songs in several languages and entertained audiences across London, the UK and abroad. The band, “Worldwide Welshman & Beyond” has many guises: the London group consists of Nicholas from Padova, Hugo from Paris, MJ from Welwyn Garden City, and Ben from and New York, and they regularly feature guest musicians from all over the world, such as Giusy from South Italy and Ana from Colombia. Each band member brings their own unique elements to the mix to create an exciting, new, international folk-rock sound. LSR’s first album “Worldwide Welshman Volume 1” is recorded partly at home in East London and North Wales, partly in a studio in North London, and partly on location (Balabam; Stradella; Robinialand; Oxford; Algiers) and features past and present members of the Worldwide Welshman collective, and collaborations with musicians he met in London, Oxford, Gent, Italy and Algeria. It features original songs in English, Spanish & Chinese, and alternative versions of two popular Welsh folk songs. The first edition of the physical release also features the upcoming christmas singles “Song for September a.k.a It’s Nearly Christmas” and “Christmas in Yiwu”.
Eve Goodman’s musical awakening was sparked by the startling honesty of singers like Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega, leading her to experiment with her own musical expression as a young woman. This planted her unique style firmly in the confessional singer-songwriter genre.
Twenty-five year old Eve lives in North Wales. She grew up in Caernarfon, and moved to Cardiff to study English Literature, where she honed her creative writing and song-writing craft. After her degree Eve left the city to live in a cabin on a Cornish farm, where she wrote and recorded her first EP. Through her debut EP, Low Sun, and in her recent writing, Eve explores the dynamics of finding your voice as a woman, as a human being, in a world that is getting louder. Against the noise, Eve offers the harmony of a quietly strong, self-knowing voice, in her journey towards peace and understanding through music and the silent spaces in between. Through carefully crafted lyrics and tunes, Eve explores the landscape of untrodden snow that is her vulnerability to experiences as they unfold for her. She expresses with refreshing integrity an understanding of the vitality and beauty of life, even in its saddest and most difficult moments. Eve finds her words and meaning in nature; her favourite songs are written outside.
Eve has now returned to the mountains of North Wales, her home, where she is working on a collection of folk songs for her bilingual EP. She has recently been awarded a month-long artist residency in a ‘creative caravan’ in the town centre of Caernarfon, where she will be working with local people of the town to compose new folk songs for, and inspired by, the people of the town, breathing new life into the ancient Welsh folk tradition. Eve’s own spellbinding arrangement of traditional folk song Dacw ‘Nghariad has reached nearly 1 million views on YouTube, which has put her in touch with fans from across the globe and is the most listened-to Welsh language song on YouTube. Dacw ‘Nghariad will soon be featured on a feature film based and set in Wales, which is currently being filmed.
Eve loves connecting through music in many forms, and performs wherever she can, from the vast airy spaces of Alexandra Palace and festival stages such as Green Man, No.6 and Interceltique Festival in Lorient, to intimate living room gigs and sharing tunes around fires. She loves collaborating too, and lends her voice to Welsh singer songwriter Aled Rheon, as part of his band The Gorgeous Charge. Eve’s music is a warm blend of her strength and her vulnerability; her captivating stage presence invites us to come a little closer…
Tickets £10, on sale directly from the cafe in person, online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/452783 (10% admin fee applies) or on the door on the night.
Doors 7pm, Gig starts at 8pm BAR ONLY. NO FOOD SERVED