Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow
with: Son Of John
Thursday 16 November 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£8 in advance £10 on the door
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music. Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, they draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow’s debut album The Fox has been received with critical acclaim. It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt.
“Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged. …..deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them” – Songlines
“such dexterity, energy and passion…..mightily impressive” – R2 Magazine
“The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest” – Acoustic Magazine
“Never a dull moment, with imagination firing throughout and an abundance of creative energy” – Living Tradition
Son Of John
Playing mainly steel string acoustic guitar (finger-style) and singing self penned material with a raspy but delicate voice, he weaves his imagery filled story’s across a wide range of subject matter.
His song-writing has come from an eclectic range of music from Paul Simon to Yeasayer from Jose Gonzalez to Nina Simone which have helped create his original style.