Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 14:00 to Monday, April 25, 2016 – 00:00
The Harrison All Day Folk Festival returns for its ninth installment. 10 hours of the finest and most eclectic magical music London has to offer and all for free. Spread the word!
Line up so far…
Swing / Surreal / Vaudeville / Experimental / hip hop
“PROG SWING HOP” forged from the streets of London, Rum Buffalo fuse authentic old time swing with stomping hip hop rhythms. Frantic and rich melodies, the most regal of renegades, this vaudevillian troop will put on a show you will never forget.
Over the last few years, Leeds’ based klezmer/Balkan beats/gypsy jazz bohemians Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their full-on musical attack on audiences across the length and breadth of this nation. With awesome musical chops, an energy not seen since punk rock’s halcyon days and ability to turn a gentle world music festival crowd into a heaving, pogoing mosh-pit, there’s something special about this band that manages to touch almost everyone who hears and sees them live, no matter what music they’re into.
They describe their sound “frenzied hyper klezmer”, which gives you an idea but doesn’t even come close. BBC Radio Leeds Introducing presenter Alan Raw did a better job saying “prepare to dance till it nearly does you in”.
Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band
youtube.com/watch?v=ZX60gnpJxzQ Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, washboard, and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-girl Stolen Band, Dana has been getting feet stomping aacross the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes.
Dana’s music reflects her eclectic influences, from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams, routed via the bluegrass turnpike around the township of alt-country. She is at home in the high-stakes casinos of Monte Carlo as in the basement bars of London, Paris and Amsterdam, and her live show with the Stolen Band is not to be missed.
Alice Phelps Band
Alice Katherine Phelps
soundcloud.com/alicekatherinephelps Alice Phelps has been gracing the stages of London for the past year with her set up of harp and powerfully husky vocals, augmented by her big band of double bass, percussion, cello, violin and three piece backing vocals. Influenced by folk from near and far, Celtic to Eastern, she experiments with delay, blues motifs, and intricate melodies and rhythms to create a melting pot of contemporary and traditional styles, treversing the territories between psychedelic folk and cosmic jazz. They’re a truly unique band, not to be missed.
“Alice Phelps truely is is a stand out performer and one of the finest musicians in the capital. She integrates the harp into contemporary soulful compositions with her accomplished backing band, who add the icing to the cake. Prepare to go on a fantastic journey through folk blended with non traditional blues infused melodies. A trip well worth taking” – Charlite Wrights
The Ninetree Stumblers
Born a hundred years late and 4000 miles too far East, The Ninetree Stumblers dredge up nuggets of the Old Weird America from the crackly grooves of 78RPM shellac. Three multi-instrumentalists from Bristol, the band trade guitars, banjos, fiddles and more, clambering from song to song through shows that set Moonshine-fuelled hoedowns against sombre Baptist hymns, cockeyed ragtime and sweetheart waltzes.
A musical Journey around the world ; From the Caribbean to the Middle-East full with vocals, ethnic beat box, conscious lyrics in Hebrew, English and Creole.
DavidX (France/Martinique) plays violin, guitar and is an amazing beat-boxer! He imitates talking drums, congas, darbuka, tabla, brass, bass and the list is still long. He also builds his own electro acoustic prototype-instruments.
Noga Ritter (Israel) is a singer-song writer. She sings in Hebrew, English and Creole and plays the piano. Her lyrics are always meaningful and emotional, ranging from personal stories to political messages.
In their music they mix influences from both of their origins (the Middle East and French-Caribbean) with other music they love such as African music, Brazilian, Jazz and more… The result is music that crosses borders and cultures and carries a strong message of cultural celebration!
“Fuzzy’s voice is like something you heard in a dream, truly original.” Corinne Bailey Rae Fuzzy Jones is an award winning singer-songwriter, based in Leeds UK. She is a singer in the truest sense of the word, crafting powerful songs, lyrics and arrangements that hark back to the sound of the female vocalists from the sixties. These are delivered with a unique vocal identity – powerful, emotional and fragile. Her songs display narrative many can understand and relate to and no-one can fail to be moved by them. She conjures up vivid urban tales of the everyday and her lyrics draw you in around melamine tables, of kitsch faded orange cafes. One young person recently described her music as “a pillow my soul would like to hug.”
Miss Jones likes to describe her music as “a tea party with Joni Mitchell and David Bowie, where Burt Bacharach occasionally pops by for a coffee.”
Fuzzy’s music has been played on Stuart Maconie’s ‘Freak Zone’ BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Leeds & Lincolnshire, BBC Introducing, Chapel FM and other online shows.
Katherine is a young female singer/songwriter appearing on the exciting London music scene and the UK festival circuit. Having recently returned to London after travelling and busking though Spain and Asia, she is planning to soon release a new album inspired by her travels and begin performing regularly with band.
Influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley; her sound translates as soulful folk acoustica with carefully written lyrics and haunting, melodic vocals. Sometimes accompanied by a band, other times simply vocals and guitar, her music is always aimed to transport the listener to another world where they can dream.
Plus, Old-time & Bluegrass and Irish sessions on the ground floor.