Sarah Gillespie Quartet

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The Bosuns Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Time: 20:00

  • Sarah Gillespie – guitar, vocals
  • Tom Cawley – piano
  • Ben Bastin – double bass
  • Drummer – to be announced

Sarah’s critically acclaimed albums Stalking Juliet (2009), In The Current Climate (2011), Glory Days (2013) and her anti-war narrative suite, The War on Trevor (2012) all received 4 and 5-star reviews in the broadsheet and music press.

Sarah has since performed live on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, been interviewed by Andrew Marr on Start The Week as well as receiving radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and numerous radio stations world-wide. She has performed in jazz venues in Europe and across the UK including headline shows at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s in London.

Her music is a fusion of jazz, folk and blues knitted together by poetic, streetwise lyricism. The Guardian’s jazz critique John Fordham describes Gillespie as ‘(joining) Bob Dylan’s lyrical bite and languid delivery to the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, she is an original.”

Sarah also writes political papers published on various news websites, paints, performs poetry and hosts song-writing workshops.  She lives in London with her partner and daughter.

Sarah Gillespie     website

“Humorous impressionistic lyrics oscillate between the intimate and the infinite” * * * * The Independent

“Beat Poet Adventurer Strays Beyond Bounds of Singer Songwriter”  * * * * Mojo

“Brilliant, the bees knees” Robert Wyatt

 

Good quality Bar Meals are served from from 7.00pm and throughout the Evening.
Tickets:
Standard: £11 in advance (£13 on the door)
Students: £6 in advance (£7 on the door)

BOX OFFICE - Cornish Riviera Box Office, St Austell 01726 879500 No booking fee.
(Local box offices at Tourist Information in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard and Launceston plus 'Bookends' in Fowey)

Sarah McQuaid

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The Bosuns Charlestown

Date: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Time: 20:00
 
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Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th).

Her new album Walking Into White (2015) is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows.

A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from one of her emotive originals into a 1930s Cuban jazz number, a 16th century lute piece or an unexpected contemporary cover.

Like its predecessors, her fourth solo CD has drawn international critical acclaim: The Musician (UK) called it “A work that grows with each listen,” while Germany’s Folker hailed it as “Ein mutiges Album mit einem potenziellen Pophit” (A courageous album that includes a potential pop hit). “Sending out a trembling resonance, this is a collection of songs that feel their way into your being,” wrote FolkWords (UK), where it prevailed over stiff competition to be selected as Album of the Month.

“Brilliant musicianship, a warm and welcoming stage presence and a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey.” – fRoots
 
“The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They’re measured and tranquil but they’re never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it’s all lovely.” –
Ian Pickles, R2/Rock 'n' Reel

Sarah McQuaid    website

 

Good quality Bar Meals are served from from 7.00pm and throughout the Evening.
Tickets:
Standard: £10 in advance (£12 on the door)
Students: £5 in advance (£6 on the door)

BOX OFFICE - Cornish Riviera Box Office, St Austell 01726 879500 No booking fee.
(Local box offices at Tourist Information in St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard and Launceston plus 'Bookends' in Fowey)

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