Church Street


Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker + Matt Buckle

This gig is for a seated audience.

Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments.

Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage.

Josienne was born in Sussex and Ben, in Evesham. It was after studying in London, and utterly by chance, that they met in July 2009. Together they have resolutely forged their own path through traditional music.

Critical recognition soon followed, along with the Isambard Folk Award, and the FATEA Award for Best Album and Female Vocalist of the Year, and the Spiral Earth Award for Best Duo, as well as coveted Radio 2 folk award nominations for Best Newcomers and Best Duo. The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades.

Their first major album together ‐ Fire and Fortune ‐ confirmed their place among the very best folk musicians of their generation and reached No. 1 on the UK Amazon folk chart.

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker's next album Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

22 years of age and residing in the grey streets of Colchester, delivers soulful and heartfelt material that one would expect of a more travelled musician. Matt has achieved radio play worldwide and, with a debut album set for summer 2017, interest has been high. With a raspy vocal both unique and instantly recognisable, Matt is definitely one to look and listen out for.

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions.
Doors open 7pm.

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