St Michaels Sessions on Friday 4th February 2022
The St Michaels Sessions are multi-artist music events, bringing a musical smorgasbord to the heart of a grade-one listed church. The sessions kick off this February, and will take place on the 1st Friday of each month.
Rachael Jean Harris, Joe McAdam and Ernie's Shack make up our line-up for Februarys Session.
Rachael Jean Harris carves a highly individual sound, blurring the lines between folk, jazz and indie, drawing from a love of adventurous writers such as PJ Harvey, Esperanza Spalding and Kate Bush and allowing a love of poetry and literature to shine in her thoughtful, evocative lyrics. The majority of her songs fall into rich themes surrounding the lives of people on the raw edges of existence - women in conflict zones, men in long term confinement; whilst her recent work takes on more personal themes as she discovers how journeys through grief, past relationships and new freedoms find solace and reverberation within the natural world.
'Natural, intuitive and utterly spellbinding...'
'Her songs are beguiling and break all the rules...'
Ernie’s Shack - During the first lockdown of 2020, and based in a sealed bunker in a top secret location, a trio of tune-smith’s gathered to contrive and concoct a blend of tricksy twisty oft times floaty instrumentals. Mixing jazz and folk melodies with more than a splash of improvisation, Ernie’s Shack sole intention was to stay sane, keep a positive vibration going, play whatever they wanted, and above all have fun. Ernie’s Shack comprises Parabhen Lad (Longfinger Bandits) on double bass, Charlie Mckeon (Pistachio Kid) on guitar, and Martin Smith (The Weave) on trumpet & Flugelhorn.
Former lead singer with Cherryfalls and The New York Fund, Joe McAdam resides and performs in Manchester where he curates and hosts the legendary open mic show at The Whiskey Jar. Drawing influences from Americana, folk and country, Joe’s music sits comfortably alongside the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan.
Over the last 20 years, Joe has built a reputation as a passionate performer who leaves everything out on the stage and his between-song-banter brings humour and intimacy to each performance.
Music Genres: Acoustic, Alternative, Blues, Jazz, Soul
This event has Covid secure measures in place
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Individual seating/standing areas
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
Tables/Booths/Seating areas are disinfected between sessions
Hand gel available on site
Contactless card payments accepted
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