Friday 27 October 2017
08.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Doors and bar open 7.30pm
TICKETS £8: on-line at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/417057 or in the flesh at York House Centre or £10 on the door.
An unmissable performance by one of the most creative and exciting acoustic folk bands around at the moment. Striking vocals, unique instrumentation, boundless energy.
“KARA are a stunning new British band who should be huge”
(Dai Jeffries, R2 Magazine)
KARA are a “unique and innovative” band with “an ability to transport the listener not just across space, but time… The songs are not just sung, but lived” (Fatea Magazine). Their dramatic, varied performances overflow with energy and magic. KARA’s acclaimed debut Waters So Deep was named by The Telegraph as one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 and their sophomore record Some Other Shore “shows just how far the band has come since their debut album, and just how far they will clearly go” (FolkWords).
The Russian-born lead vocalist Daria Kulesh has “one of the most refined and enjoyable voices around” (Folk All), supported by an “interesting and strikingly different” (FATEA) combination of instruments, including hammered dulcimer (Kate Rouse) and melodeon (Phil Underwood). Excitingly, the band are joined in 2017 by Pete Morton on guitar and vocals – described by The Guardian as “not only original, but a revelation” and by Mojo Magazine as “fiercely creative, proudly independent and terminally unpredictable!” Perfect addition to KARA then!
Fusing original material with English and Russian folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes, “the quartet bring something completely different to folk music as we know it”
(Bright Young Folk).
Some words of praise:
“A really interesting band, great instrumentalists, great vocalist” (Mike Harding)
“A stunning mix of English music and Russian folklore” (Folking.com)
“Four-part harmonies that captivate the room. Magnificent” (Fatea Magazine)
“Gorgeous music. Grand, just fabulous!” (Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire)
“A very beautiful voice… Pass the vodka!” (Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales)
Doors open at 7.30pm and York House’s charming and efficient bar staff will sell you real ale, cider, lager, wines and soft drinks at the cash-only bar. All proceeds from the bar go to York House Centre.
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