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Postponed - Midnight Skyracer with support from Joe Hicks
Friday 19 June 2020, 07:00pm - 10:30pm
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Contact Duncan Chappell

This gig will be postponed - we are trying to find a date for next year and will keep you posted.

Midnight Skyracer have come a long way in a very short time. Since forming in 2017, the Anglo-Irish all-female quintet have become festival sensations across the UK, Europe and Australasia, toured regularly at home and released a critically-lauded debut album. They also carry the distinction of being the first British act nominated for an award by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

“You can’t fail to sit there open-mouthed at the astounding dexterity of the playing, which is brilliant even by championship-standard bluegrass standards – for there’s sensitivity in shading and dynamic balance too alongside and inside the high-octane note-spinning virtuosity.”
Folk Radio UK

Their all star lineup boasts Leanne Thorose, with her powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; the virtuoso banjo playing and delicate vocals of Tabitha Benedict; Eleanor Wilkie and her rock solid bass grooves; the versatile Laura Carrivick, equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and the lightning guitar playing of Charlotte Carrivick. Not only are they all masters of their respective instruments, but the vocal harmonies shared between the five women are second to none.

“This is a band and this is an album that can go toe to toe with anything on offer from bluegrass’s spiritual home on the other side of the Atlantic.”
**** RnR Magazine

Following the release of Fire in February 2018, the band are set to release a follow up album this Summer on Island Records. Shadows On the Moon, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Wiltshire, is a scintillating mix of hard-driven bluegrass and mountain balladry, both edgy and infectious, tender and tough.

Joe Hicks is a Newbury based singer and in the two years since his debut single Joe Hicks has built up a sizeable online following helped on by extensive support from BBC Introducing, CLASH and has toured the UK and Germany, including slots at the Big Feastival, over 25 Sofar Sounds shows.

Early Bird tickets at £16 are available until 12th June or until sold out and thereafter £18. Concessions are available for those 16 and under with an adult.  Tickets available from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/490498

Doors and bar at 7pm, music at 7:40pm.

Location Harwell Village Hall High Street, Harwell, Oxon OX11 0EX
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