Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park
Sunday 19th February
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Advance tickets £10 (£12 on the door)
Frankie Archer composes and plays with heart and sensitive curiosity. She started out surrounded by Northumbrian folk music, and draws deeply on this in her own fiddle playing, singing and writing, described by Mark Radcliffe as “fascinating and intoxicating”. Frankie has travelled, taught, learned and performed in many different places around the world, enriching her style and musical identity.
Over the Border, Frankie’s debut single, was accompanied by “a kind of awe”, Jon Wilks of Tradfolk wrote. The song gained plays on local and national radio including the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and was selected by Fatea for their latest Showcase Session.
This was followed up by a powerful and original version of Alex Glasgow’s Close the Coalhouse Door, bare, stark and demanding attention. Frankie’s second single gained a lot of praise and airplay, described as “stunning”, thanks to its “darker, more ominous feel” (Rick Stuart, Roots and Fusion).
As well as her fresh and exciting solo venture, Frankie also plays with Kenyan musician Rapaasa Otieno and with folk-infused prog bandleader Joshua Burnell. At home Frankie can be found around Newcastle upon Tyne, in sessions or attending gigs for inspiration.
Jon Wilks, Tradfolk
Neil March, Trust the Doc
“A fascinating and intoxicating blend of the contemporary and the traditional”
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“Not many manage to sound so modern and traditional at once”
Adrian McNally, The Unthanks