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An audience with Larkham and Hall tickets

The Bristol Fringe Cafe Bar in Bristol

Thursday 15th August 2019

8:30pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

The award-winning husband and wife duo play a rare seated concert of their Americana/roots songs in an intimate theatre setting.

 
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An audience with Larkham and Hall on Thursday 15th August 2019

Larkham and Hall - Sarah Larkham and Elliot Hall - write intelligently crafted Americana songs with a lyrical poetry rarely seen these days, incorporating alt-country and soul sensibilities, taking influences from artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, PJ Harvey and Joaquin Sabina. ​

Brooding singer songwriter Elliot (Bristol songwriter of the year 2012) writes 'with a rare honesty and passion' (Anna Britten Venue Magazine) and is joined by fellow songwriter, blues and country singer Sarah (‘A vocal dynamo. A true songbird of Americana’ Bluesdoodles) ​

The couple met in 2012 and have been busy collaborating on musical projects since, including working extensively with music in mental health, addiction and dementia settings, a spin-off blues band (Coyote Blue) and a dedicated Bob Dylan covers act (The Hard Rain Band).

They both also perform as solo artists. ​ Critical acclaim for Elliot’s first couple of albums included a hand-penned letter from music journalist Alex Lee Thompson (NME) proclaiming ‘congratulations young man, this is the best collection of songs I have ever been asked to review’ ​

In the last year they have toured extensively over the UK and have recently released their second album ‘Songs of Hurt and Healing’ – a follow up to debut album ‘Stick or Twist’ produced with Jim Barr (Portishead) Both available on Spotify and i-Tunes

'A rough, gruff and tumble voice that pulls away at lyrics this good is the kind of daydream we need in England to reignite a spark for credible new songwriters. Fans of folk, poetry and rock 'n' roll should pay attention to this wholly earnest and breathtakingly awe inspiring rogue' Alex Lee Thompson - NME

​ 'Between them, Elliot and Sarah take the smoky-room, rare-steak, bourbon-laced sound of his voice and weave in the softer, country-edged sound of hers to concoct a powerful brew - one you’ll want to taste again and again. In fact, when you listen to this music be ready for its essence to linger in your head for days.' Tim Carroll - folkwords ​

'A delightful set of songs...they display a unique knack for songwriting. Elliot sounds like I imagine Leonard Cohen with his voice breaking. Sarah has a rock edge that creeps excitingly in every now and then' JK - BRISTOL 24/7 ​

'Sarah Larkham has one of the most soulful genuine heartfelt warm voices I’ve heard in a long time. Exactly the kind of singer I love to listen to. Fantastic talent' Victoria Bourne HUSKY TONES and Bristol Hippodrome Choir leader

'World Class' Steve Lee - Glastonbury FM ​

'Larger than life and totally unique' BRISTOL ROCK

'Heroic and compelling' VENUE ​

'Beauty’s in the ear of the beholder, and it’s here in the most diverse of forms as Sarah's crystalline harmonies weave a silvery web around Elliot Hall’s rough-hewn, unaffected vocals on his songs and he fashions a gravelly baritone ballast for the soulful utterings on hers. I’m reminded of the peerless partnership of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris on Gram’s headliner albums of the early seventies; the contrast between his rough diamonds and her polished gems' Len Leichti - Bristol music reviewer ​

''Gloriously soulful songwriting powerhouse. Sarah Larkam sings with sensuality and power, and yes, she knows she sounds a lot like Stevie Nicks! Elliot Hall is more of a rasper with a rock and roll edge to the voice and the songwriting credentials of a long time admirer of Dylan and Cohen.' Sue Harding - Frome music journalist

Music Genres: 

Acoustic, Country/Americana, Folk

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