Young Folk

featuring Grace Petrie and Joe Banfi


A fantastic evening of Young Folk from two dynamic artists in support of the Friends of Edward Carpenter community project (



appearing live at

go to The Greystones home page    

Greystones Road, Sheffield S11 7BS


Saturday July 7th 2012

Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm



These two artists have both recently 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 performance.


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, sister!”

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.


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Joe Banfi 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 creates.

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.



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