Made In Kent: Tom Williams
Wednesday 11th March 2015
Annaca + Hepizibah
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £8 / £10 (U16s £4 / £6)
Revelation St. Mary’s presents
Made In Kent: Tom Williams + Annaca + Hepzibah
A continued celebration of what’s new and great about Kent’s home grown artists
After 7 years, 5 Eps, and 3 albums with his band Tom Williams & The Boat, Tom Williams steps out on his own in 2015, bringing his personal edge to song writing to the stage with his solo project, and we are very proud to have him here at the Komedia Studio in Brighton.
Hailing from Tunbridge Wells, Williams’ music has plenty of acoustic textures and alongside this are shades of an art rock heritage.
With the release of his new ‘Guitar EP’ (out March 2015 on his own Wire Boat Recordings) this new group of songs sees Williams strip the new songs right back. Still armed with his own brand of narrative and often confessional lyric writing, the new songs hit hard. Supported live with piano, cello and backing vocals from Sarah Maycock. Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens and Cerys Matthews are big fans, and rightly so.
“It really is simple; if you like your music full-blooded, with a bit of heart, soul, and character, then TW & TB are your go-to band.” For Folk Sake
‘The standout chart-friendly vintage rock of ‘All Day’, replete with falsetto back-ups, may grab all of the attention, but it’s Williams’ often painfully blunt lyrics that make ‘Easy Fantastic’ worth of multiple visits.’ – Clash
‘With Williams’ growly vocals and their acoustic-led sound, they’re a bit Frank Turner meets Mumford & Sons… latest single All Day has the potential to become a festival anthem.’ – Sunday Mirror
Kent based singer songwriter Annaca will be the main support, flowery haired, a theatrical and endearing act with a soothing, melodic tone. Accompanied by Samuel Harrison, you will be set for a for a folksy, Parisian cabaret-esque performance. Annaca won our hearts after her captivating performance with Red Sky July and James Walsh in December 2013. Since then she has opened Jools Holland’s live show at the O2 Apollo in Manchester and has been working away at a new EP with indie electro producer Mike Joyce (IDNTY).
Hepzibah will return after their stunning performance with Cannon Woods & The Standard Lamps. A young three-piece band from Canterbury, writing classically-influenced acoustic folk music, and influenced by the likes of Bon Iver, Elbow and Nick Drake. The band have already received radio play from the BBC, with their song ‘Move Lil’ Darling’ as BBC’s ‘pick of the week’. Their debut, self-titled EP was recently released and has already gained them an excited following; keep an eye out on this band!