Friday 22nd March
THE TRIALS OF CATO + special guest Annie Dressner
£14 | £16 [+10% booking fee]
Doors open 8pm
Show rescheduled from 24/11/23 – all tickets valid for this date.
The remarkable rise of BBC Radio 2 award-winning trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk scene has been the subject of massive critical attention. Dubbed “the Sex Pistols of folk,” (J Davis) they pay clear homage to the tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.
Notably formed in Beirut, Lebanon, The Trials of Cato have blazed a trail like no other since returning to the UK in 2016. Memorable performances across Britain, Europe, and North America led to Mark Radcliffe hailing the band ‘one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times,’ with their 2018 debut Hide and Hair going on to win the BBC Radio 2 ‘Best Album’ Folk Award.
New York singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has garnered rave reviews for her recording and live performances. From her debut Strangers…, her EP East Twenties and her second full-length Broken…, Dressner has gone from strength to strength. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front-row seat to her stories. Her music has drawn comparisons to an up-tempo Mazzy Star, an understated Jenny Lewis, Soccer Mommy & Phoebe Bridgers.
Annie’s songs have received considerable airplay on Radio 2 and 6 Music (Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft) and Radio 1 via her cowrite with Saturday Night Gym Club The Nowhere Team. She released her third studio album, Coffee At The Corner Bar with producer Paul Goodwin in 2020. Along with a set of new original songs, the album includes a Magnetic Fields cover & a co-write with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. She is currently set to release her fourth studio album in 2024.
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