fantastic evening of Young Folk from two dynamic artists in support of the
Friends of Edward Carpenter community project (www.friendsofedwardcarpenter.co.uk)
appearing live at
Greystones Road, Sheffield S11 7BS
Saturday July 7th 2012
7.30pm - Show 8.00pm
These two artists have
made their Greystones debuts. Grace Petrie, the musician in
residence with Friends of Edward Carpenter, recently shared a stage with
Dick Gaughan and met with a rapturous reception that matched the buzz she
is creating up and down the country. Grace will be performing solo and
with her band.
Joe was in the
audience at the same Dick Gaughan gig. He shared the Backroom
stage with Something Nasty in the Woodshed early this year, his haunting
voice and songs a beautiful counter-point to the band's performance. Joe
will be joined by a cellist, bass player and supporting vocals for his
This will be an exciting night with
outstanding young talent! Get your tickets quick!
Grace Petrie comes from Leicester in
the East Midlands. She writes indie folk rock songs (a couple with an
acoustic punk twist), plays the guitar and sings with a voice that has
been likened by listeners to Laura Marling and Kate Nash. From the humble
beginnings of small gigs in her hometown in 2006 and a home-recorded debut
album, Grace quickly acquired a reputation as one of the best artists on
the flourishing Leicester music scene, and a following of dedicated
listeners. In 2007 she supported Frank Turner and Mark Morriss (The
Bluetones) and released a second CD, Feel Better, to critical acclaim.
From there onwards she began to break onto the festival scene, playing
Leicester’s acclaimed folk weekender, The Big Session Festival, and the
more commercial Summer Sundae, as well as the main stage at Nottingham Gay
Pride 2009, where she played to over 10,000 people.
In 2010 Grace’s music began to take a new, political direction. The
heartbreaking results of the UK general election inspired in her such rage
and despair that she picked up a guitar and wrote what has become one of
the most celebrated anti-establishment anthems of recent times, Farewell
to Welfare. When folk legend (and Grace’s personal hero) Billy Bragg heard
her music and invited her to play at Glastonbury on the Leftfield stage,
she went down a storm and, in Bragg’s own words, “stole the f@!#ing show,
In 2011, Grace Petrie exploded onto
the national music scene. Alongside UK tours with Emmy the Great and
Josie Long, she embarked on a string of festival appearances
including End of the Road, Greenbelt and, of course, a triumphant
return to Glastonbury. National airplay on BBC 6music from Josie
Long, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq as well as interviews in The
Guardian and Diva magazine have cemented Grace’s name in the public
consciousness, and the release in December of Mark My Words, the
politically charged follow-up to Tell Me A Story, was met with such
excitement that the CD sold out within 48hours. With festival
appearances already confirmed for the summer, 2012 looks set to be a
big year for Grace Petrie.
makes you feel like you’re trapped in a world of his
choice, held by a hypnotic guitar and a northern voice that cuts
through with sharp pronunciation. His aggressive sound contrasts
with something delicate and haunting that floats through everything
Joe is based in Sheffield UK, and has
toured with the likes of Ellen And The Escapades. Discovered by
Kevin Jones and Ben Lovett (Communion Records) in the Summer of
2011, he captured Communion’s audience at Notting Hill Arts Club
before being invited back to record a single entitled ‘Olive Green’
with the label, to be released on “Communion – New Faces” in April
2012. Through this song you can hear where Joe feels most at home,
and he simultaneously provides you with shelter and something
fearful to hide from as you listen.
Joe Banfi sounds beautifully angry.
Imagine Nick Drake’s “Five Leaves Left” passing through Deftones’
“White Pony”. When a song of his finishes you leave the place it has
taken you to, and all you can do is listen again.
Tickets are £6.50 each
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