GIG – The Young Folk at the Cellars at Eastney – Saturday 17th May 2014

the younf folk”This is an accomplished musical aggregate that join the microdots between Villagers, Noah & The Whale and old Greenwich Village Kweskin Jug Band. This is folk in Cuban heels.” – The Evening Herald

You’ll be delighted to know that there is nothing typical about The Young Folk. Yes, the band members (Anthony Furey, vocals/guitar, Tony McLoughlin, bass/mandolin, Paul Butler,piano/vocals, and Karl Hand, drums/percussion) are of a certain youthful age, and yes, the songs they create are variants/enhancements on what could be tethered under the term ‘folk’, but if you’re looking for very obvious reference points (or worse, clichés) then you’d best search elsewhere.

In 2012, the band played Irish summer events such as Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Sligo Live, and Valentia Isle Festival, and then performed shows in parts of Scandinavia. This year alone, The Young Folk have gigged in New York (for Culture Ireland), Italy and Ireland and in the UK (the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival, where they shared a stage with The Waterboys and The Staves).

Recently having signed a publishing & Licensing deal with ARC Music UK in late November 2013, The Young Folk are set to release their debut album in the first half of 2014.

From The Cellars at Eastney website


GIG – Cosmo Jarvis at The Joiners – Friday 22nd February 2013

cosmo jarvisHarrison Cosmo Krikoryan Jarvis (born September 1, 1989), better known by his stage name Cosmo Jarvis, is an English singer-songwriter and filmmaker. In early 2008 he signed to indie label Wall of Sound and his debut album Humasyouhitch/Sonofabitch was released on 16 November 2009. His first official single “She’s Got You” received airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 as well as being amongst NME’s “10 Tracks You Have to Hear This Week”.Stephen Fry called “Gay Pirates”, Jarvis’ fourth single, “wonderful” and put a link to its video on his Twitter feed.Between 2008 and 2010 he performed shows alongside acts including Muse, Gabriella Cilmi, Gym Class Heroes, Panic at the Disco, The Sunshine Underground, Reverend and the Makers and The Holloways.

Cosmo was born in New Jersey, United States to an Armenian-American mother and English father.As a child, he moved to Devon, United Kingdom with his family. In his own words he has stated that he has no affiliation to New Jersey, except that “Kevin Smith was born there and I love his work”. Cosmo first started writing and recording music in his bedroom where he also began making his first films on VHS when he was barely twelve. His storytelling demonstrated an advanced level of sophistication, as was clear from the lengths that he would go to tell his tales; film the television and then film out of the window because that way he knew that he was telling a story.Cosmo released his self-titled debut album aged nineteen, having left education at Ivybridge Community College at sixteen to pursue a career in music and film, instead of choosing to attend a sixth form.

Jarvis confirmed his second album’s title was Is the World Strange or Am I Strange? on his official Facebook page.The first single released from the album is “Gay Pirates”, which was released on January 23, 2011. The single’s music video,which was directed by Cosmo, was a viral hit and was popular among celebrity tweeters such as Stephen Fry and John Barrowman. The song was featured as Record of the Dayand AOL’s Spinner video of the day.Gay Pirates was voted number 85 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2011, which aired on Australia day (26 January) 2012. The album itself was given a 8.5/10 rating from Soundblab album reviews.He announced in an interview with TNC that he had begun work on his first feature film called The Naughty Room.The film premièred on BBC Four on the 20/08/12, shortly after the release of Jarvis’ third studio album titled ‘Think Bigger’.Cosmo toured the UK in late 2012 supporting Mad Dog Mcrea for whom he penned the song Waiting on the Hill. Comedy film Hawk(e): The Movie (2013) features several songs by Cosmo Jarvis

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GIG – Billy Lockett at The Cellars at Eastney – Wed 21st March 2012

Having played his way from the basement to the studio, whilst captivating fans from YouTube to shows up and down the country, it’s no surprise that Billy’s been attracting attention from some of the biggest names in the industry.

With the backing of Yamaha alongside working with top producers, his flair for piano and guitar has landed him a distinctive style, aided by a soulful voice, charming lyrics and enough allure to leave crowds muttering choruses into the night… and you thought Northampton only made good shoes?…

Donning his trademark leather jacket and set to transform the music of the stereotypical indie wild child, a youthful, self-taught, ambitious Billy Lockett bursts into 2011 with an armoury of tracks ranging from flawless piano playing [Heartache] to catchy, punchy feel good tunes [One That Got Away].

From Artists Website