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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

Thursday 16th February 2017

Two White Cranes

At The Marwood

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £8 + booking fee / £10


The new collaborative duo between Marry Waterson – from one of British folk’s most revered families – and David A. Jaycock – a mutual friend and collaborator of James Yorkston. Their first LP together ‘Two Wolves’ is more than just two find English folk dynasties meeting, it is proper song brainfood, a gorgeous record, holding up a light to the blackest winter nights.

After Marry’s initial collaborator, her brother Oliver Knight, decided to take a break from music last year, Marry suddenly found herself without a musical foil (“I don’t play an instrument, my tunes are sung into existence” she explains) and was therefore intrigued when David A. Jaycock – a mutual friend and collaborator of James Yorkston, who had been drafted in to rearrange Yolk Yellow Legged (a co-write with Yorkston from the debut album) – made a timely approach to see if she would be interested in working together.

David had been struck by the character and warmth of Marry’s singing when he had seen her performing with Yorkston in 2009. Her earthy, dreamlike, warm, powerful and jagged voice has the capacity to be melancholic and joyful, and could tell a story. The two entered into an eager musical correspondence and start of the writing process. What emerged was a tonal, but still dreamlike, surreal and at times dark sound which started the process of creating the album ‘Two Wolves’.

Finally Marry went about assembling a team of musicians around her to best service the material. Having previously worked with Neill MacColl and Kate St. John on several projects including Hal Willner’s Rogue’s Gallery at Sydney Opera House, the Bright Phoebus tour and on the forthcoming Ewan MacColl tribute album Joy of Living (contributing The Exile Song), the pair were the obvious choice to produce the record, in turn enlisting the help of outstanding musicians Kami Thompson (The Rails), Michael Tanner (Plinth), Alison Cotton (The Left Outsides), Simon Edwards (Fairground Attraction) and Emma Black (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

“Her finest album to date.” ****THE GUARDIAN

“Jaycock’s delicate arrangements light Waterson’s tales with an enchanted pastoral glow, lifting them to somewhere truly beautiful, strange and unique.” ****MOJO

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Two White Cranes
Two White Cranes is Roxy Brennan singing songs about everyday objects. Folk, indie, pop guitar + warm vocals.