Music

Holly Redford Jones + support

Date of event: 28 Feb 2020 Event start time: 7:30pm - Event end time: 10:30pm

Venue Address: City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Holly Redford Jones

Holly Redford Jones is a singer-songwriter from Chesterfield. She fuses soft, idiosyncratic guitar tones with distinctive vocals that gravitate towards indie but sit comfortably within jazz and folk as well. The imaginary sonic love child of the likes of Kevin Morby and Joni Mitchell, Holly was announced as a winner of the 2019 Drake Yolanda Award for emerging artists. Her single, Bonjour Madame, garnered praise from BBC Introducing, ranking at No.5 on BBC Sheffields top tracks of 2019. Holly releases her EP, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee in Spring 2020.

Sultry, bluesy, chill, dreamy, dressed in jazz and so damn inviting. Jones has a sort of huskiness to her vocals that wraps around you and makes you feel wanted.   

American Pancake

Support: 

Laurie Illingworth

Possessing the potential to be one of Nottingham’s most important artists in recent memory, Illingworth’s voice is so startlingly pure and raw that it cuts through the air like a knife through butter, and, combined with a band, his sound infuses influences ranging from Bon Ivor to Dermot Kennedy to James Blake.

The Mic

Echo Stranger

Nottingham-based indie pop-rock outfit peddling sad songs disguised as not so sad songs. Driven by the songwriting of Melissa Danial-Ward, expect emotive lyrics and catchy hooks delivered with wholehearted vulnerability.

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