Made in Ashford: Ted Clark + Cannon Woods + Laura Calnan
Saturday 28th June 2014
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £7 (£5 Under 16s) Advanced, £9 (£7 Under 16s) On The Door
Revelation St. Mary’s present Made in Ashford, a unique, home grown ongoing event made for and by the amazing musicians of Ashford. Local original music-makers – bands, singer-songwriters, electro-acoustic laptop-ists, anyone – will showcase their own material and work with the UK’s leading performers to develop their material, their performance skills and their arranging experience, leading to a live performance alongside East Kent’s pioneering string ensemble, Revelation Strings.
The event won’t break down barriers – it doesn’t see any. The live presentation will be as original and refreshing as the music and the performers, revitalising the performer/audience connection and roaming through the whole of Revelation St Mary’s.
Musicians from diverse genres will share their passions, challenge their preconceptions and create a fabulous and surprising night out in Ashford’s premiere music venue.
Born and raised in Liverpool, Ted Clark started performing rock music as a teenager learning diversity and variance in guitar technique and discovered a love for composing his own music. He formed ‘My Life in the Making’, a successful band who gained their own following thanks to supporting and sharing the stage with rock heavyweights ‘Biffy Clyro’ and ’Lost Prophets’. After the release of their debut album ‘Contemplating Concepts of Forever’ they were signed to Zebra3 Records. The band toured the UK and America and My Life in the Making featured in magazines such as Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Kerrang, Total Guitar and other major publications.
Today, Ted also performs emotive alternative folk acoustical music.
“Winner of Listen 2014”
Cannon Woods a young five piece upbeat indie-folk act from Ashford who built a strong following from busking out and about in Ashford and further afield.
In 2014 they have played City Sound Project – a big music festival in Canterbury – for the second year in a row. They have supported the likes of Coco and The Butterfields as well as Gentlemen of Few. They have also performed at other well known events such as Tentertainment, The Forum and Smallworld festival.
Ashford born Singer-Songwriter Laura Calnan has been playing in Kent and London for 5 years. Formerly lead guitarist of Sittingbourne based Indie-Pop band Jamie and the Portaits, who gained national recognition and a local Cult status. Laura now plays an infectious blend of Folk and Pop, with disarming Lyrics matched to powerful, unique vocals. Drawing inspiration from Lucy Rose, Marika Hackman and Of Monsters and Men, expect to hear a satisfying and relevant mix of Originals and Covers.