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Saturday 26th July - Brasenose Arms Cropredy
Monica Queen is a busy woman. Regarded as one of the "greatest ever voices to come out of Scotland" (Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol) she has been asked to sing in front of 40,000 crowds with Snow Patrol and Belle and Sebastian as well as collaborating on record to produce Belle and Sebastian's fans favourite "Lazy Line Painter Jane". She is also part of the touring band Love and Money, has collaborated with the king of chillout Chris Coco on his "New Wave " record and duetted with Shane Mc Gowan of the Pogues among many others.
Somehow she has still found time for her own music as part of the Neil Young and Crazy Horse inspired rock band Thrum and on the "Monica Queen" solo records that are Daniel Lanois inspired works of beauty incorporating the melancholic electronica, soaring guitar and genius production of her long time collaborator Johnny Smillie with whom she writes and performs with both in Thrum and solo. Thrum recorded an album in San Francisco and were BBC favourites before appearing on the UK C4 legendary music programme "The Word " that also featured Nirvana. They returned last year with the rocking "Elettrorama" .
Monica and Johnny can be country or rock or experimental and electronic. They just go with their muse.
More Details to follow.....
Saturday 20th September, St. Johns Club, Banbury
... returning to Banbury with a new venue for 2014 to create a more intimate affair.
To those not familiar with James, he's widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters and performers around, Love And Money frontman James Grant plays solo acoustic material from all his critically acclaimed solo albums -he may even throw in a few of the old favourites!
This is a show not to be missed, raw, heart-rending and uplifting. As MOJO says,
Support this year will be from the incredible Holly Perkins.
Tickets £13 (advance), £15 (Door), £10 (under 16)
Holly has been writing and performing for 4 years, pouring her love, life, loss and soul into a fine blend of catchy chorus's, sweet melodies and raw passion in a folk style with a few unconventional country flourishes here and there. Influenced by the like of KT Tunstall, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris, she will take you from spell bound to heartbroken and back to spell bound and then leave you wanting more.
For those wanting a sneak preview, Holly can be found on ..........
more to be announced...
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