The Wainwright Sisters
Wednesday 27th January 2016
Laish + Ellie Ford (DJ)
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £16 + booking fee / £18
The Wainwright Sisters (Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) team up to bring you a musical treat, in honour of their musical lineage; the ever amazing Wainwright family. Their album ‘Songs In The Dark’is a dark, mysterious collection of songs all steeped in impactful personal meanings.
Although they’re sisters, Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche didn’t grow up together. Aside from genetics, their true bond was a musical one, both growing up in families steeped in songwriting. Both their mothers would sing them lullabies (Kate McGarrigle to Martha and Suzzy Roche to Lucy) – now to honour that, 30 years later, Martha and Lucy are singing many of these same songs, some penned by their mothers and father (Loudon Wainwright III) on ‘Songs In The Dark.’
The record also includes songs that shaped their childhoods, made famous by the likes of Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rogers. When Martha and Lucy grew up and become songwriters of their own, they discovered their physical separation was trumped by their shared musical DNA. On ‘Songs In The Dark,’ this is captured in its elemental essence: dark, mysterious, and beautiful.
“Martha and Lucy weave a powerful magic” – The Guardian ****
“It’s a wonderful collection, with even Richard Thompson’s cold-comfort message in “End Of The Rainbow” imbued with a warm glow.” – The Independent ****
Support comes from:
Laish is the songwriting project of Daniel Green, a songwriter, singer and guitarist. Warm, heartfelt and uplifting songs with intricate arrangements.
“This is warm, heartfelt and uplifting stuff” – The Crack
Ellie Ford (DJ) will be looking after the non-live music during the night!