We had an amazing line up of performers for you at the first of the year’s series of East Court Live! Looking back here’s what we enjoyed.
Americana comes to East Grinstead.
The East Grinstead Ukulele Band.
Yes East Grinstead has one and we are really looking forward to their performance. Ukulele players of all abilities meet, sing, strum & socialise on alternate Tuesdays upstairs at The Dorset Arms on High Street, East Grinstead. They join us for the first time at East Court Live and will open the show.
For more info about joining the club call Mike Davids on 01342 300344
We are pleased to be working with 22o5 promotions to bring three performers.
“ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING ROOTSY WOMEN ARTISTS
IN THE AMERICANA SCENE.”
Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last four years, the all-female trifecta has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart and the Roots Music Report Chart, all the while garnering critical acclaim from around the globe.
Get to know the joyful soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar, the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill’s open-back banjo and salty-blues vocals in tandem with Salley Williamson on upright bass and harmonies. With their song-centered original compositions, the troubadours create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired. See the trio on PBS Television, hear them on nationally-syndicated radio and at live performances across the US and Europe, and you will know how Underhill Rose has carved out a distinctive place in the Americana-folk scene.
2016 has already become a high-spirited year, with the band’s first-ever international tour to the UK and Ireland, performances at Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour and Folk Alliance International, and sold-out shows at clubs and performance centers along the way. On the heels of outstanding album reviews in Europe, Underhill Rose will hop the pond for a second international tour in November, and with plans to record a live album in the fall, it’s full steam ahead for these ladies.
The successful completion of two crowd-funding campaigns raised over $50,000 and freed the group to independently release two noteworthy and charting albums. Their sophomore release, Something Real, peaked at number 18 on the AMA Chart, was named an AMA Top 100 Album of the Year, and claimed a spot in the top 25 of the EuroAmericana Chart, Freeform Americana Radio, and The Alternate Root “Roots 66” charts. In 2015, the band’s tertiary album, The Great Tomorrow, released to wide acclaim, reached the Top 30 of the AMA Airplay Chart once again, and took hold at number 1 on The Roots Music Report’s Progressive Bluegrass Album Chart for over nine weeks. R2 Magazine notes, “The Great Tomorrow is simply top-class country music, seasoned beautifully and seamlessly with earworm hooks and bluesy edges, all delivered with instrumental panache and supremely confident singing.”
Molly Rose and Eleanor Underhill’s musical partnership is the result of a chance meeting at a makeshift performance of “Angel from Montgomery” between classes at Warren Wilson College. Their affinity for the music they make has kept them together for more than 10 years. Underhill Rose formed in 2009, and the addition of Salley Williamson two years later created the foundation for the internationally-recognized female trio known for blending aspects of Americana, R&B, country, and bluegrass into an authentic sound that is all their own—“Heartfelt Country Soul.” Armed with a fresh sound and an extraordinary ability to blend a multitude of musical genres, Underhill Rose is an acoustic trio that will touch your soul.
The Allen Family
are a bluegrass, country and old time mountain music band. We are from several generations of family musical groups.
Our family name “Allen” came to America from England, migrated to North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, California and back to England, and we are still playing and singing!
Geary sings and plays guitar and banjo, is a close follower of classic styles of picking and singing.
Toby sings and plays bass and also plays many other instruments including guitar, clarinet and flute.
Ruby sings and plays guitar and autoharp in her own unique style and says “Johnny Cash” is her biggest influence.
Josh sings and plays guitar, banjo and fiddle in the old time mountain music style.
Pete sings and plays the fiddle and mandolin.
The artist in question is English chanteuse Lauren Housley, who’s been tirelessly honing her stage and song craft, playing regular gigs for her ever-expanding fan base as well as some of those impromptu ones, and winning widespread acclaim for all of them.