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Railway Roots

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And you can now forget about our performances being on the Thursday before the first Friday of every month - from now on it really is the first Thursday of the month (except for every January when it is the second Thursday) (except for January 2019 when it is the second Friday!). Much easier than before!

 

Matt Hill and Kirsty McGee: Thursday 7th March

Combining skillful flatpicking with lyrical wordplay, Matt Hill's albums have been praised for their emotional qualities, their honesty and the way they connect with the listener. Inspired by the storytelling traditions of folk and country music, he brings a contemporary element to these traditional forms. Over 15 years, four albums and hundreds of performances he has gained a reputation as an understated yet powerful solo performer delivering a live show that is emotional, political, occasionally angry but nearly always gentle and human.

Kirsty McGee and Matt Hill have been friends for about 20 years, as they both forged their own paths and careers as musicians and songwriters. Yet in all that time they have seldom performed together. In 2018 they've put that right with a European tour that tooke in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK. The two old friends promise an entertaining and intimate show and a special evening of solo and collaborative song.

Web site - Matt: www.quietloner.com

Web site - Kirsty: kirstymcgee.com

 

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 Matt Hill and Kirsty McGee appear at Railway Roots on Thursday 7th March 2019

Matt Hill

 Matt Hill and Kirsty McGee appear at Railway Roots on Thursday 7th March 2019

Kirsty McGee

Phil Odgers: Thursday 4th April

Phil "Swill" Odgers is one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang, and is of course also known as leader of The Swaggerband.

Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Vancouver and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after-hours lock-in.

Web site: philodgers.bandcamp.com

 

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 Phil Odgers appears at Railway Roots on Thursday 4th April 2019

Phil Odgers

Leon Rosselson: Thursday 2nd May

Leon Rosselson started writing songs seriously (and humorously) in the early 1960s and hasn't stopped yet. His early songs were topical-satirical (some of them were featured on TV's satire show "That Was The Week That Was") but he broadened out from there, absorbing different influences, from Music Hall to French Realist Song, and experimenting with different song forms.

He has performed in every conceivable venue around the country and toured North America, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Australia. He has written songs and scripts for Inter-Action's Dogg's Troupe and the Fun Art Bus, songs for a stage production at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, of "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" and shows for performance with Roy Bailey and Frankie Armstrong, including the anti-nuclear No Cause for Alarm.

His song "The World Turned Upside Down" has been recorded and popularised by, amongst others, Dick Gaughan and Billy Bragg (who took it into the pop charts in 1985) and has been sung on numerous demonstrations in Britain and the USA. His Ballad of a Spycatcher, ridiculing the ban on Peter Wright's book, went into the Indie Singles charts in 1987 in a version backed by Billy Bragg and the Oyster Band.

Web site: www.leonrosselson.co.uk

 

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 Leon Rosselson appears at Railway Roots on Thursday 2nd May 2019

Leon Rosselson

Bats Feet, John Diment and Kristina Stazaker: Thursday 6th June

BatsFeet are Worthing’s third best crypto-social ukebilly protest folk-goth collective, with a van full of instruments and hearts full of songs. BatsFeet are coming to rock your town and spread the word, or at least accompany your drinking.

Singer and songwriter John Diment appears solo tonight, but is usually a member of John D Revelator, a left-wing folkabilly band from the south west swamplands of England. This is gallows humour at its most good time, the Groans of the Britons on the upbeat. We may be ruled by an uncaring elite but there’s always time for one more lost weekend in a field before the Revolution kicks off.

Kristina Stazaker has been bringing her unique solo and acoustic sounds to crowds to the UK since 2015. Showcased as "feministic anti-folk which nobody can actually describe", her muses have roots in old-time folk, punk and alternative indie. Her captivating performances take the audience back to when deep, nature and primal instinct ruled our lifestyles. The performances take you from the woodland to the sea and the time signature changes provide turbulence in the audiences' journey. 

Kristina's vocals, which change from Celtic-origins to raw anger, keep the audience on their toes and wondering what she will do next. Promoters and stage managers have commented on her musicianship and her drive to make the event a success.

Web site: www.kristina-stazaker.com/

 

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 BatsFeet appear at Railway Roots on Thursday 6th June 2019

BatsFeet

 John Diment appears at Railway Roots on Thursday 6th June 2019

John Diment

 Kristina Stazaker appears at Railway Roots on Thursday 6th June 2019

Kristina Stazaker