The Black Smock Band plays host to this evening of music in aid of the Albert Kennedy Trust, an inspiring charity which supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.
The Black Smock Band grew organically from a series of folk nights in Vauxhaull. Since then they have played some exhilarating nights at venues including: Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, The Jamm in Brixton, Boogaloo in Highgate, and Shoreditch Town Hall. In authentic folk fashion they sing about their own lives and the social changes they are living through, mixing original material with adaptations of traditional songs. They are also currently developing a theatre project on the history of protest and dissent.
Owen Duff is an independent singer-songwriter who has been making music since the age of five and now writes, performs and produces his own songs. He has released numerous EPs and music videos, his songs have appeared in films been played on BBC Radio 6 music and BBC Radio London. He has performed live at venues around the UK, ranging from festivals to the iconic Bush Hall.
Sam Cutting has been performing for the last 14 years, in and around Brighton, London, Sheffield and Manchester. His songs are full of bitterness and irony, sung with a wry smile. A bit like I Am Kloot, a bit like Villagers. Sometimes brittle quiet, sometimes simmering anger, with infectious melodies. The new album 'Four in the Morning' is out now. 'The romanticism of Dylan and the eccentric fun of Jonathan Richman are somehow made one thing by Sam Cutting' - Brighton Noise