Taking place on the second Thursday of each month, Flying Gramophone is a carefully curated celebration of our favourite Folk & Acoustic artists from the North West & beyond.
Contemporary folk trio, Mountainface will be back hosting this month's event. They'll be joined by folk fusion acoustic trio, Threaded & London alt-folk singer/songwriter, Mock Deer.
With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you’ve never heard before. With a classically trained background and influence from folk and acoustic music, this young and inspired trio combine their passions into one musical experience. This culminates in a creative ensemble, with an eclectic array of styles and influences in their original material. Featuring beautiful melodic lines, combined with stylistic harmonies, atmospheric counter melodies and carefully crafted riffs, the balance between these three musicians is stunning.
Threaded are the 'super talented' (Bright Young Folk) trio, consisting of Jamie Rutherford (guitar and vocals), Ning- ning Li (violin) and Rosie Bott (clarinet) and in 2015 released their debut album 'of what we spoke' produced by Joe Broughton (The Urban Folk Quartet). It was given 4 stars by R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) Magazine; described by FATEA magazine as 'an impressive and stimulating debut disc from three very talented musicians' and by fROOTS as 'a thrilling musical ride, where inventive and melodically interesting tune- medleys alternate with thoughtful, quirky self-penned songs.'
The band perform in a variety of different venues, from Arts Centres to Folk Clubs, and have performed at many festivals across the UK. Their music has been played on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Shropshire.
Threaded are all graduates of the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire, and have all been members of Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, with whom they have played stages such as The Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall, and at festivals such as Cropredy, Towersey and Green Man.
'Of What We Spoke' released November 2015 / 'Fair Winds & Following Seas' released June 2017
**** R2 (Rock n Reel)
«Impressive and stimulating» Fatea Magazine
«Threaded genuinely don't sound like anyone else.» Bright Young Folk
«a thrilling musical ride, where inventive and melodically interesting tune- medleys alternate with thoughtful, quirky self-penned songs.» fRoots Magazine
Mock Deer (Ricky Damiani) is a singer and songwriter based in London.
A self-taught musician with a unique playing and writing style, he has spent the majority of his life in the North of England and has re-immersed himself in the capital’s Alt-folk scene over recent years, playing shows for many of the best local promoters as well as touring both in the UK and in Europe.
As well as writing original music for theatre and television he has released two EPs, 'Cold and Bright' and more recently 'How We Used to Live' released in July 2015. His renewed involvement in the live music scene has seen him play shows supporting great acts such as The Burning Hell (Can), The Migrant (DK), Sam Brookes (UK) and Kristin McClement (UK) as well as appearing at several UK festivals, including Festival N6, Wilderness Festival, Ramsbottom Festival, The End & Uncivilization Festival
He is currently recording an album with producer Scott Fitzgerald and collaborating with many friends he's met on the way, The Album promises to be something special and will hopefully be finished by the end of the year. Between the recording schedule he'll be playing shows and festivals in the Uk/Europe throughout the year.
Folk Radio UK — Song Of The Day (Pork Chop Suits)
«Everything hangs on the voice… And what a voice it is!» — Real Gone Music
«Wow, what a gorgeous gorgeous track, this guy creates real atmosphere and depth within his songs, amazing! He creates drama but also a real tenderness in his live performances, his personality and vulnerability really shine through» — London Gig Guide
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