Melodic Folk Hits The Troubadour – Earls Court Life
This Wednesday 14th November at The Troubadour, Earls Court, there is a lovely line up of Folktastic Fusion that’ll fill your ears to bursting – in a nice way!Richard Anderson
Mr Anderson will be headlining the evening with his band The Émigrés in celebration of a new album, Up Before Dark. Born and raised in Annan, Dumfriesshire, Richard Anderson took up the guitar in his final year at school and, after to moving to Glasgow, started playing on the city’s 1990’s guitar band scene. He is a fixture on the capital’s live circuit whether it be playing his blend of melodic country/folk/rock at the 12-Bar Club or The Troubadour. The song may not remain the same but the focus remains the song.
In her own words:
If you hail from Liverpool the old saying goes: you’ll either become a comedian (school clown), a footballer (didn’t have the legs) or a musician. Having lost my musical virginity to Elvis at the unfashionable age of ten, my next musical epiphany was at sixteen. Spellbound by a motley crew of hippy Christians and their inspirational songs, I determined to possess that goose-bump magic too.
Joining a commune on my seventeenth birthday, l spent the next ten years travelling the world with guitar in hand, and like any self-respecting troubadour, sang for my daily bread and a place to rest my head. Songwriters are rather like magpies, we steal a bit from here, borrow a little influence from there, mix it all up and make it our own.
Mysterious and lovelorn soul-jazz-folk fusion is delivered with conviction by Eikelyn (full name is Anne Sofie Eike Strandheim), a Danish singer/songwriter based in London. Playful yet graceful, a performance not to be missed.The Troubadour Café & Club 265 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 9JA 020 7341 6333