Painted Sky and Elizabeth & Jameson

Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park
Wednesday 27th April
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Advance tickets £10

‘Terribly splendid‘ – RnR Magazine

Painted Sky have only recently emerged onto the UK folk scene, but they have already made a lasting impression with their progressive acoustic sound. Original material thoughtfully balances the duo’s roots in traditional English music. They seamlessly blend tunes from further afield too, from the complex rhythms of Eastern Europe to the stomping fiddle tunes of Quebec, to create a distinct and borderless synthesis of contemporary folk. 

Siblings George Brandon (guitar/vocal) and Holly Brandon (fiddle/vocal) have been playing together for as long as they can remember. Recently both have worked on independent projects, with George performing solo and Holly, perhaps best known for being one quarter of transatlantic folk band, The Magpies. But the siblings are always drawn back to each other’s playing and their lifelong musical history is reflected in tight-knit instrumentals and harmonies. Their songs are characterised by honest vocals and timeless storytelling, underpinned by driving rhythms. Whilst their exquisite instrumentals weave delicate finger-picking guitar and soaring fiddle with a dynamic energy.  

Elizabeth & Jameson is an award-winning collaboration comprising two rising stars of the UK acoustic music scene. Hannah Elizabeth and Griff Jameson have joined forces to create an indie-folk sound which encompasses both their individual musical backgrounds of traditional folk-roots and folk pop/rock. This is simplistic, classic song writing at its best – a stripped back harmony-driven sound with acoustic guitar, violin, accordion and exquisite harmony vocals.

Festival highlights include Cambridge Folk Festival and the Great British Folk Festival, where the duo won the public vote for the Introducing Stage and are due to return this November to open on the main stage. As well as enjoying a busy gigging schedule, Elizabeth & Jameson were also awarded the NMG Award for Best Acoustic, Folk & Roots Act for 2019 and opened four shows for Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra as official support act for part of their 2019 Autumn/Winter tour.

Elizabeth & Jameson released their debut album, Northern Shores & Stories to critical acclaim across the folk and roots community.

“Beautiful harmonies.” BBC CAMBRIDGESHIRE FOLK SHOW
“Great song writing.” BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING
“Impressive talents.” FATEA