Zoë Wren and Geri Van Essen
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Saturday 16th March
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm

Since her beginnings as a busker in Camden, Zoë Wren has gone on to perform on stages from the Cambridge Folk Festival to Glasgow Celtic Connections. She is a winner of the PRS Lynsey de Paul Award, and has had airplay on BBC Radio 2 on the Bob Harris show. Drawing on influences from the unorthodox harmonies of Joni Mitchell to the honest storytelling of Tracy Chapman, and mixing these with cinematic pedal effects, Zoë is creating a sound that Fatea magazine has called ‘refreshingly bold.’

Geri van Essen is an East London based singer who started off singing in children’s choirs in the Netherlands long before she discovered the joys of singing folk songs accompanied by guitar or banjo. The idea of recording some of her favourite American folk songs as well as her own compositions was conceived after moving to London.
“Her voice stood out.” Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Van Essen is gifted with a gentle, pure at times slightly quivering vocal that, on occasion, reminds me of Kate McGarrigle.” Mike Davies, Folking.com