Club Night - Louise Jordan
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
8:00pm - All Ages
Louise Jordan’s songs ask questions. They are bold in their honesty and striking in their intensity. They are haunting in their simplicity and yet they traverse a broad emotional arc.
Louise’s musical arrangements are instinctive, embracing you like a familiar friend, providing comfort as they encourage you to reflect on and explore life’s uncertainties. Her gift for empathy and storytelling is due in part to an early career in education and children’s rights as well as her ongoing interest in the many ways people overcome life’s challenges.
‘When I write music I want to convey feelings that the listener can identify with and understand and I hope that my music provides a safe place for people to explore these ideas so that something positive can come out of the experience.’
Louise plays guitar, piano and cello but it’s her voice which is most often celebrated as the pinnacle of her trade mark sound: captivating, powerful and evocative.
Louise has completed three UK tours with performances alongside Ralph McTell, Barbara Dickson, Eliza Carthy, Phil Beer, Cara Dillon, Kris Drever and Richard Digance. Her music has been played on both local and national radio radio and she also appeared in UK Vogue in recognition of her musical contributions. Louise remains an independent artist and has produced and released two albums under her own record company Azania Records.
“a stirring, lilting grace” The Telegraph
“a masterclass in songwriting” R2 Magazine
“Absolutely, totally and completely brilliant” Mike Harding, BBC
“the fragility of perfection” FolkWords
£2 entry on the door
CONCERT NIGHT - The Moulettes
Friday, November 28, 2014
The Railway Presents:
Moulettes released their third studio album and their first for Navigator Records ‘Constellations’ on June 2nd. Recorded in studios, churches, tunnels, workshops and bedrooms around Brighton, Lewes and South Wales in the summer of 2013, it is their most complete and ambitious album to date. Few bands are able to call upon such a willing, prestigious and diverse group of guests. The album features a chamber orchestra that includes performances from legends Arthur Brown and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, Bowie) and contemporaries Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), The Unthanks, Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls) and a host of players from Sweden, Germany, Greece, Holland, South Africa, Australia, Scotland and Bosnia. Brighton dub troubadour Faye Houston and dubstep producer Mike Dennis complete a supporting cast that emphasises the band’s incredible ability to blend their custom designed Cellos, Violins, Guitars, Drums, Bassoon, Double bass and synths into an incomparable pop/rock/folk package. Thus ‘Constellations’ crosses varied and expansive musical territory over its ten tracks. As songwriter, cellist and front singer Hannah Miller notes, “People have listened to Moulettes and heard Shostakovich, Miles Davis, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Bjork and even Skrillex. That is where we’ve all come from…everyone shares in over 80 years of recorded music history”.
‘Constellations’ contains the headrush pop folk of ‘Glorious Year’, the psycho-drama of the title track and the noir trip hop of ‘Lady Vengeance’ in an opening salvo that is unlikely to be matched in scope by many, if any, albums released this year. An album criss-crossed with dark fantastical stories and intricate accompanying artwork for each song, ‘Constellations’ can accommodate the 20’s belle époque waltz of ‘The Night Is Young’, the progressive folk of ‘The Observatory’ & the death disco dub of album closer ‘Keep It As A Memory’ whilst remaining a conceptually and sonically cohesive piece that sparkles with inventiveness and creativity throughout. Co-produced by Moulette Oliver Austin and Joe Gibb (Catatonia, Leftfield, Kinks) and Mastered by John Dent (Mastering Engineer of the Year 2014: The Producers Guild), ‘Constellations’ delivers excellence on all fronts. It boasts 2 singles so far and A 3rd this winter all with accompanying uniquely stylised animations.
Renowned for their breathtaking live shows few bands have the creative range and work ethic of Moulettes. Containing a mix of self taught and classically trained members who have shared the stage and studio with the likes of Mick Jagger, Nick Cave, Seasick Steve, Bonobo and Dave Gilmour, their significant initial period was spent playing live and promoting the Den Of Iniquity nights in London that brought a host of acts to public prominence. After seven years of being a live band it was only in 2009 that their eponymous debut was released. This was followed in 2011 by ‘The Bear’s Revenge’, an album that saw MOJO hail them as “complex and beautiful…intriguing and unique”. Moulettes have constantly been on the road for 5 years and have played festivals as varied as Cropredy to End of the Road. They continue their busy gig schedule throughout April and May prior to a host of summer festival dates and tour in Europe.
Advance Tickets: £10
Door Tickets: £12
Age Limit: 18+
Doors: 7:30 PM
Room: The Barn