20th October 2019: in the Riverside Bar
Crayon Angels / Stacey Lowth / Neil Cousin & The Julia Sounds / Chloe Lorentzen
Crayon Angels are three pleasant humans writing and performing some nice songs for grown-ups.
The different elements they use - acoustic guitar, a soulful female vocal and atmospheric electric and pedal steel guitars - combine to occupy a place on the musical map somewhere around Folk, just north of Americana with an occasional day trip to ‘clever English pop’ and a weekend mini-break to Soul.
Others, who know more about these things, have written that they are "quintessential English Pop/Folk crossover at its finest" and "quietly magnificent".
Stacey is a Peterborough-based solo artist, open mic host and entertainer at a young (ish) folks facility. I sing a variety of genres and my influences have been Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Dolores, Kate Rusby and many more. I'm very passionate about music and how it makes folk feel.
Neil Cousin & The Julia Sounds
Neil Cousin writes songs which are at the same time mournful, surreal and wryly humourous, covering subjects including dead film stars, leg bone flutes, and running out of money at the pub. The lyrics are central, accompanied by his fingerpicked guitar lines.
Mesmerising as a live performer both solo and with members of his band the Julia Sounds, Neil Cousin has played shows with such acts as The Crimea, Kyla La Grange, and Ben Caplan. He has released five albums in all, and there is an EP due for release in November 2019.
Neil’s music has received airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music (Jarvis Cocker), BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Shropshire, Pure FM, Folkal Point and Future Radio.
‘Clever lyrics and subtle and inspired music’ - FATEA Magazine
‘Wonderful, Haunting, Deep….absolutely fantastic’ – BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Introducing.
Chloe Lorentzen is a 14 year-old singer-songwriter from Stamford. Having moved to the UK from Oregon six years ago, Chloe began her music career aged 11 when she won the New Youth Music prize at the Peterborough Music Festival with a song that she wrote when she was only 9. Since then, she sold out her first headline concert at the Voodoo Lounge in Stamford aged 12, performed with triple-Grammy winner Brandi Carlile back in the US, released a charity EP that has raised over £10000 for War Child UK and won the Twisted Melon Battle of the Bands as their youngest ever entrant. The prize was a place on the BBC Introducing Stage at Festival Too! in King's Lynn.
Last month, Chloe released her debut album containing 11 original songs recorded with Benny Turner at the Chime Creation Centre in Peterborough. The title song, My Time was selected as Pick of the Uploader on BBC Introducing in Cambridgeshire and tracks from the album has been played on radio stations throughout the area.