Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Nick Edward Harris Album Launch 'Chimera' w/ Emma Gatrill & Hannah Moulette (of The Moulettes)

We are proud to present Nick Edward Harris's Album Launch taking place on the 15th December with support from Emma Gatrill and Hannah 'Moulette' (chief of The Moulettes) at The Gallery Cafe (21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ, Bethnal Green). With free mulled wine on entry it will be a very cosy and christmassy affair!

Nick Edward Harris 

Nick Edward Harris is a progressive acoustic guitar player, singer and songwriter. Inspired by musicians such as Andy McKee, John Smith, Jack Rose and Tommy Emmanuel, he combines delicate finger-picking and percussive guitar playing with distinctive lyrical storytelling.

Having recorded an E.P. in 2010 with Ben Lovett (Communion Records, Mumford and Sons) he has now finished his debut album 'Chimera' which featureS unique collaborations with Emma Gatrill (Sons of Noel and Adrian, Laish and Mariners Children), Ted Dwane (Mumford and Sons) and Ash GardNer (Emperor Yes)

In September 2011, Nick moved from London to the remote parts of New Zealand's south island to prepare the material for This debut album. He spent six months intensely writing and practicing, taking inspiration from his experiences on the road, busking on the streets and the country's dramatic and isolating surroundings. By February he was ready to go into the studio.

With the help of writer, producer and friend Nick Trepka, 'Chimera' was recorded over a few long Winter nights in the basement of an old Victorian dog biscuit factory in East London, House of Strange, which has been home to the likes of Mumford and Sons, Ash, Noah and the Whale, and Emmy the Great. 

The songs were recorded simply and naturally, to sound as they do when played live, featuring intricate harp accompaniment with cello and double bass. Chimera features eleven magnetic and unique songs written about love, squirrels, the devil and traveling.

He then spent the summer playing UK festivals, mastering the album and this Autumn has been supporting the sci-fi pop folk band Maia on their UK Tour. 

This December 15th he officially releases ‘Chimera’ and celebrates at The Gallery Café, Bethnal Green, with support from Emma Gatrill and Hannah Miller (of the Moulettes). 

Emma Gatrill 

Just releasing her debut album ‘Chapter One’, Emma Gatrill combines intricate harp playing with powerful vocals that soar above her classic songwriting, oweing a debt to Bjork and Joni Mitchell as well as her friends and co-conspirators Rachael Dadd and Alessi’s Ark.

An unstoppable and multi-instrumental collaborator, Emma is also a full time musician with the multi-tentacled psych-folk behemoth Sons of Noel and Adrian and The Mariner’s Children as well as lending her voice, clarinet or accordion skills to everyone from Laura Marling, Willy Mason and to Broken Social Scene.

With her debut shows under her belt – Her album launch (supported by Rozi Plain), a standout performance at the prestigious Willkommen Foxtrot festival, as well as touring with Rachael Dadd on her recent European tour and Sons of Noel and Adrian UK Tour, Emma has this year finally given the world her own music. And it is completely worth the wait.

Listen to her stunning album here:

 Hannah ‘Moulette’ (of The Moulettes)

“This delicious music is played with acoustic virtuosity…Complex and beautiful…Intriguing and unique” **** MOJO

“The best music I heard [at Latitude] was by Moulettes…” The Independent

Hannah Miller of the Moulettes - cello, guitar, vocals - will be playing a solo set at Nick Edward Harris’s Album Launch. 

An idiosyncratic brand of modern folk music, The Moulettes have enthralled crowds at many festivals, including Larmer Tree, Glastonbury, Big Session and Latitude. Playing with/ recording with the likes of Mumford & Sons, Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, Paloma Faith, Bonobo and Paul Heaton of The Beautiful South. Ex-Moulette Ted Dwane, now of Mumford & Sons returned to the fold in summer 2011 to help record the band’s second album, The Bear’s Revenge, out now and garnering excellent reviews from the likes of The Guardian, FT amongst others. It is accompanied by the amazing single Sing Unto Me which you can see hear here:

Come and check out Hannah 'Moulette' play here exclusively!

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