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Bridie Jackson and The Arbour
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Live at the Waiting Room on Sunday 8th November

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour + J.P. Riggall
Bridie Jackson and the Arbour are a Newcastle trio of folk-influenced musicians; creating works of haunting beauty, both sparse and detailed. With rich vocal harmonies and subtle string arrangements, they are led by Bridie’s remarkable voice and evocative wordplay, at once dark and playful, joyous and melancholic.

Having won the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, played live sessions for Dermot O’Leary, Tom Robinson, Radio 3′s In Tune, and Radio 4′s Loose Ends, and gained support from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Guy Garvey, Steve Lamacq and The Telegraph, the band’s widespread appeal is evident.

From vintage Joni Mitchell through to Laura Marling, the accompaniment is powerfully restrained, steeped in musical history yet with both eyes looking forward in the unique and inventive arrangements. Indeed, the songs display an effortless beauty and intrigue to set them apart from typical folk artists, calling to mind the timeless aura of idiosyncratic chanteuses Regina Spektor and Joanna Newsom. Supported by awards from Help Musicians UK and City Music Foundation, their 2014 album, New Skin, saw the group’s melting pot of influences form a breathtaking new whole; and earned them breathless national acclaim.

“Refreshing unpretentious and movingly soulful” – The Telegraph
“Beautiful yet haunting” – The Guardian
“Bridie and her Arbour are a midnight dark yet airily bright breath of fresh
folkish air” – Clash

And sterling support comes from Teesside’s own delicate troubador, J.P.Riggall. Still frontman with the The Broken Broadcast, J.P. has also recently recorded and released his debut solo album, The Long Dark Bright; a stripped-back, shadowy collection of dark, fuzzy folk songs.

Have a listen...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4sqq7BV6pE
Tickets only £8 from...
http://thewaitingroom.uk/events/bridie-jackson-and-the-arbour-j-p-riggall/

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