The Forge

The Forge

Matthew Read Trio

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play. Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John

Ferio Saxophone Quartet

with Timothy End (piano)

Among the rising stars of young British musicians, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet delight audiences and critics alike. Tonight’s programme includes Shostakovich’s Jazz Suite no. 2. The quartet won the Royal Over-Seas League Competition in 2015 and have recently released their first CD on the prestigious Chandos label.

Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine

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As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass, and Tempted

Sarah Munro

Sarah Munro is a 21 year old singer-songwriter and guitarist whose songs have a strong emphasis on lyrics and storytelling. Her debut album Say Hello To You features ten original songs and a stunning interpretation of Autumn Leaves.

With a voice reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, Sarah's music has been championed by legendary lyricist Don Black, as well as Jamie Cullum and Michael Ball - both of whom featured her debut single For Eternity on their BBC Radio 2 shows.

Kathryn Williams

Folk singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams is best-known for her rich and honest writing. Taking inspiration from the greats including Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, Kathryn has created a reputation to be proud of. She has moved from one project to the next after the success of her Mercury Prize nominated Little Black Numbers LP. 

Ben Waters

Damien O'Kane

Damien O’Kane is a Northern Irish musician of many talents. Having teamed up most recently for his album Areas with master musicians - guitarist Steven Byrnes (Treacherous Orchestra/Kate Rusby), percussionist Cormac Byrne (Seth Lakeman Band), Steven Iveson (Kate Rusby/Damien O’Kane Band) and Anthony Davis (Irish Celtic).

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 nominee for Best Album

Sam Baker

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Stick in the Wheel

East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here (2015) was crowned fRoots magazine and MOJO Folk's Album of the Year, and they have also received four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. 
 

Rod Picott

Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame.

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