Double Bill: Snowpoet & Olivia Chaney
FRIDAY 11 MAY - 8:00 PM
Lauren Kinsella vocals
Josh Arcoleo saxophone
Matthew Robinson piano
Nick Costley-White guitar
Chris Hyson bass
Dave Hamblett drums
Alice Zawadski violin
Francesca Ter-Berg cello
Thought You Knew is the second album from Snowpoet, the London based band led by the award winning Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella and British multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson.
Born out of a deep musical friendship, their acclaimed eponymous debut Snowpoet won rave reviews and a devoted audience for their compelling sound, drawing comparisons with Björk. Thought You Knew takes their original sound to the next level, blending sweet hook laden vocal lines with warm and lush arrangements. This music is infectious, delicate and tasteful. With a new home at Edition Records, they are set to reach new heights in profile confirming their reputation as one of the most innovative and creative new bands in the UK today. Snowpoet’s 2nd album Thought You Knew will be released on 9th February 2018. Join them on their PRSF Beyond Boarders Tour across Ireland and the UK this year.
Multi-instrumentalist and accomplished lyricist and vocalist, Olivia Chaney has become one of the stars of the Uk’s new-folk scene. Her critically-acclaimed 2015 Nonesuch debut, The Longest River was hailed by The Guardian ‘an enchanting and stately creation, was noted in many ’Best Of 2015’ lists, (Uncut, Mojo, PopMatters and more); whilst The Independent featured it in their Top 5 Albums of the Year, calling it ‘A landmark release’. 2017 saw Olivia collaborating on two albums with fellow Nonesuch artists: Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens & Sam Amidon; and a new band formed with The Decemberists called Offa Rex. The latter’s debut, The Queen of Hearts, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Folk album category, in addition to which it made the Mojo list of the Ten Best Folk Albums of 2017, and has been nominated for Album of the Year in fRoots magazine’s annual Critics Poll.
Chaney’s voice … has been called one of the finest in English folk music; it only took one song to see why. Boston Globe