Jo Beth Young & Serious Child
The Old Church,
Stoke Newington Church Street
Wednesday 18th October
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Tickets £15 (Advance) £18 on the night
Internationally acclaimed musicians Jo Beth Young and Serious Child come to London together for the first time, forming a special live collaboration of two of the finest neo-folk talents of recent times. The Shadow Navigation Show Tour combines beautiful songs, atmospheric music, soulful stories and visions. Expect an unforgettable autumn night navigating the shadows of human experience together.
“A mesmerising and powerful performance that keeps an appreciative audience under its spell” – Prog Magazine
“Deeply moving and soulful” – Louder Than War
“writes about … today in a way that is almost tactile… with wit, style, intelligence and bags of melody”
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Spiral Earth
The internationally acclaimed musician, poet and artist returns: bringing songs, stories and visions to navigate the shadows of human experience. Jo Beth Young (FKA Talitha Rise/RISE) is a hidden gem rising from the alt/neo-folk and prog scenes.
Inspired by her home in the West of Ireland, her ethereal vocals and mesmeric musical style have been enrapturing audiences since her 2018 debut album An Abandoned Orchid House and 2019’s follow-up Strangers.
Writing with raw authenticity, Jo Beth’s poetic world interweaves lullabies and battle cries in a way that is heartbreaking at times, but always hopeful and inspiring. Her live shows bring deep, emotional magic to the audience, and have captured the attention of the national press who have described them as “unmissable” and “exquisite”.
Now, The Shadow Navigation Show brings a beautifully-crafted live experience aligned with Jo Beth’s much anticipated new album Broken Spells. It will feature spiritually charged storytelling, hypnotic original songs with an atmospheric film and visual backdrop as well as the work of masterful UK songwriter and roots musician Serious Child and other special friends. This promises to be an unforgettable night.
“Brilliantly atmospheric vocals.. elegant rhythms .. a winning confluence of globe spanning folk music.” ****
Record Collector Magazine
“Deeply moving and soulful”
LOUDER THAN WAR
“A mesmerising and powerful performance that keeps an appreciative audience under its spell”
Serious Child is songwriter and roots musician Alan Young from the woods of West Sussex in the South of England. He draws from a wide range of acoustic musical influences from folk to pop to bossa nova to explore the world around us with a poet’s ear for emotion and a comedian’s eye for everyday detail.
His album with Andy Ruddy, Talk About The Weather, was shortlisted for Fatea Album of the Year 2021.
“writes about … today in a way that is almost tactile… with wit, style, intelligence and bags of melody” ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Spiral Earth
“brimming with vigour and style” ⭑⭑⭑⭑ RnR
“a jamboree of versatility and melody” Folk Radio UK, Featured Album Of The Month