Song Club East exists to celebrate the craft of song-writing as found in and around east London. Hosted by Simon Hopper, December will see two incredibly talented songwriters take to the always fantastic Song Club East stage.
Adam Beattie has been active since 2003 and has recorded three studio albums. He is about to release his fourth. Career highlights include supporting Bert Jansch and Jolie Holland, as well as touring in Germany, Ukraine, France, Italy and Cyprus. His distinctive voice ties together an eclectic mix of 'folk stews and dirty blues'. He performs varied, emotional shows including philosophical musings of the modern life of a Scotsman living in London. His popular song 'A Song of One Hundred Years' is a ballad written for his grandfather who lived to that age.
Jack Harris was a South by South-West showcasing artist at 17. He was also the youngest, as well as the only non-American person ever to win the New Folk song-writing award at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas. Previous winners included Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and Devon Sproule. Those days are gone, along with most of Jack’s youth and vigour, but he’s still pleased to find himself in such company. And he still writes literate, compassionate songs, about subjects as disparate as Caribbean drinking festivals, the colour of a potato flower and the lives of great poets like Elizabeth Bishop. His live show is a riveting mix of song-craft and theatrical story-telling, delivered with warm voice, dry humour and nimble, string-picking fingers. Come on out. You'll see.
7.30pm / £5