A night of witty songwriting and world class virtuoso bass playing from Tom Ryder and Charles Berthoud.
After seeing Tom Ryder perform, Sir Rod Stewart said to him: “Well done tonight. If you want it, and you love it, stick at it.” Tom has done just that; his debut EP Strings Attached received acclaim across the BBC Introducing network and opened up a fanbase as far-flung as Wroclaw in Poland, Grenada in the Caribbean and New Zealand’s South Island. His latest single Here We Go Again debuted at no.3 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
Influenced by Tracy Chapman and Damien Rice, he has been described as "full of passion, promise and pedigree" (BuzzJack) and a writer of “stunning songs infused with meaning and heart” (Indie Music Mag).
Solo bassist, Charles Berthoud (pronounced BEAR-too), is changing the way we think about the bass guitar. Already being recognized as one of the masters of the two-handed tapping technique, he plays the bass like a piano, accompanying himself with multiple parts. He even co-authored an instructional book, Two-Handed Tapping, before graduating Berklee College of Music with highest honours. Now, he has two extraordinary solo albums under his belt, reminding listeners that there are still new frontiers to be explored in popular music. If Charles Berthoud is the one to chart this new territory, then music lovers are in good hands.
The night will be raising funds and awareness for MQ: Transforming Mental Health
£4 advance tickets
£5 on the door