The Rheingans Sisters
Monday 6th March 2023
Bella Spinks + Finding Land Folk Show (DJ)
At The Greys
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £16.00 + booking fee / £20.00 on the door
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Melting Vinyl Presents:
The Rheingans Sisters + Bella Spinks + Finding Land Folk Show (DJ)
The Greys, Brighton
Doors 8pm / Start 8.30pm
£16.00 + booking fee / £20.00 on the door
Age restrictions – 18+
The Rheingans Sisters
The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. The award-winning multi-instrumentalists, composers and folk scholars are nominated for ‘Best Duo/Group’ at 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Over the last years, three critically acclaimed albums and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award win for ‘Best Original Track’ in 2016, audiences across the UK, Europe and Australia have been utterly captivated by their very special live performances. Drawing on their pan-European musical scholarship and their spirited mission to make connections between the music of different geographical roots, they have developed a rich artistic approach to the deconstruction and reimagining of traditional music alongside their own beguiling compositions. Performing live, the sisters are inimitable; full-hearted performers and spontaneous, on-stage improvisors, with adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, spoken word, dancing feet and percussion.
A unique and unmissable act on the folk and world music stage today, Rowan and Anna play a plethora of instruments in their live shows, many of them handmade by their luthier father Helmut Rheingans who is based in their native Peak District home
The Rheingans Sisters released their critically acclaimed fourth album ‘Receiver’ in 2020 on the Bendigedig Label.
‘Scandi-noir, but tinged with joy and avant-garde trad’ – SONGLINES
‘Gorgeously seasonal’ – MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW
‘The Rheingans Sisters are unique; their songs and tunes are special,completely absorbing, alluring, simple yet totally complicated’ – FOLK WALES ONLINE
Singer-songwriter Bella Spinks released her debut album, ‘Homeostasis’, produced by Matt Ingram (Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas, Denai Moore), in 2018 on Sublime Recordings. Showcasing her signature piano style and inventive vocals, she has drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Carole King and Regina Spektor.
“Bella has the true instincts of every born poet, lyricist or writer that ever breathed” – Tom Robinson 6music
Finding Land Folk Show (DJ)
Nick McMaster, writer, presenter and producer of Finding Land Folk Show on Radio Lewes, inspired by headline act The Rheingans Sisters, curates a journey across traditional and contemporary folk and folk-adjacent music from the UK and beyond. Expect past and future classics, quirks, uncovered gems, guesses and greats.