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(Sofar Sounds London, Show #104) To Kill A King performing at a secret Sofar performance in London on March 22, 2012 Want to be a part of the next Sofar event? .. contact Sofar! )..
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Music for this London Life will feature absolutely anything that appeals!
Music that features London ..music that played in London ..that's played in London ..music by those that live in London ..lived in London ..were born here ..visited here ..died here ... and music that has nothing whatsoever to do with London ..it simply makes my London Life happy!
Enjoy the mix!
It's called Sad Songs but it's positive and upbeat. You might even stop staring at the rain for five minutes, while you watch this sunny video. Magical music at their fingertips. Like the vocals too.
more about the talented Ranagri here
Well now, it's Thursday afternoon and I can't get enough of this Youtube video, sent over from Leslie Baldock
I don't know the history behind this recording, but I'd sure as hell like to. .. what an accomplished ..textured ..layered ..collaborative piece of magical music making .. it glitters..it swells ..it soars ..and what a voice!
I have been aware of Orlando Seale and the Swell for some time, but truth to tell, I hadn't got round to listening properly to their music. Until today. And it's obvious anyone lucky enough to be at this live recording knew how privileged they were to be part of this ..thanks again Leslie! Neat video btw .. captures both music and atmosphere. Keep those suggestions coming!
TasterLab Blog. TasterLab offers free and discounted taster experiences to help you discover what you love.
Official Bears Den band website. All the latest music, news, downloads and tour dates.
New single Elysium just out via Video on Vevo
From the NEW COUNTRY REHAB album "Ghost of Your Charms," now available from Kelp Records.
Some folky bluegrass or perhaps some blue grassy folk to give a gentle romantic start to my London day.
Mary Coughlan and Mark Nevin perform 'A Leaf From A Tree' on TV show 1991
Down Memory Lane. A road well travelled. A perfect rendition of this classic song from the marvellous Mary Coughlan, aptly accompanied on guitar by the songwriter Mark Nevin.
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thanks guys.
as featured in Uncut magazine - Tom Waits' Juke Box
❤️❤️Evening All❤️❤️Great New Discovery
All the way from Austin, for your listening pleasure.
They've certainly put a mad skip to my step on this dull start to the city day.
Maybe they'll come over sometime and play live in London?
C'mon guys! You know you want to!
Alela Diane - About Farewell (Les Bouffes du Nord, Paris)
Dedicated to my mother, Evelyn.
Born June 21
Buried June 21
Our version of the Ralph McTell song - First And Last Man - live in Ancizes-Comps, Auvergne, France - August 2013
And here's a link via our iPhone vidshot of
St Pancras old church cd launch
does not do justice to the evening
gets the atmosphere, though
Love this band!
more about producer Gerry Diver here
"Old footage of the Thames in the Berks / Oxon area from the 1950s to go with our new song Old Father Thames from the album Thamesis which is released on May 23".
Sarah McQuaid – Words and Music
Today's music choice #musicforalondonlife "like honey on guitar strings ..honey from the heart of the world's dark, mysterious woods .."
Sarah is currently touring the UK
check out the gigs here http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/calendar.html
Latest discovery here at MFLL .
Josh Record, filmed exclusively for Burberry Acoustic.
A Friday in January discovery , with thanks to Music Is My First Language .. It was love at first listen!
Josh was on BBC Introducing stage recently @ T Fest
For more gigs etc, check out his website http://joshrecord.com/
in the meantime, check out his most recent video blog Vlog 5 here it is http://youtu.be/Y2jpPi2lPTw
"The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath, intentionally-independent self-produced musicians hailing from the great state of Texas. The siblings bend and blend styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock."
These guys are firm favourites here at MFLL HQ
Have been for a long time
Have a listen, share if you feel the same
So! If you fancy some blues this week .. lose yourself in the West End!
Live from 1971. Neil digs around in his pockets trying to find the right harp and then plays a new song...Heart of Gold.
Neil Young is performing in Hyde Park this Saturday.
Rain, rain, STAY AWAY!
dedicated to Shelley Marsden @shellinasays, who is probably heading over there (+ bump)
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ABOUT THIS SESSION
"Guitarist and songwriter John Smith joined us recently for a sublime session following the release of his third studio album, the sparsely beautiful Great Lakes.
Having supported Richard Hawley on tour through December 2012, John played a string of headline shows through early 2013, including a sold-out date at London’s St Pancras Old Church and London’s Purcell Rooms.
Quite aside from the fact that it is an album of astonishing beauty, the arrival of Great Lakes is something of a miraculous happening in itself, given that it followed a 2 year period of writer’s block so crippling that Smith had considered abandoning songwriting altogether. But when the cloud lifted, the results were plentiful. Enjoy! "
the Crypt Sessions
I heard John Smith perform in London a few years back.
He was quite funny and made a quip about his forgettable name.
Thing is, he’s a damn fine musician who is fast winning hearts and minds and has since played sell out gigs @ st pancras old church and the Purcell Rooms.
Now who was he opening for, when I saw him? That was the forgettable part.
(Only joking! It was Lisa Hannigan and friends @ QEH. Great night.)
Orlando Seale and The Swell
With thanks to Leslie Baldock, for the recommendation !
and another glittering gem from Orlando via Leslie!
Blending sweet harmonies and a rich blend of instruments, London-based alt-folk trio Thickets make a fairly wonderful noise. Rebecca (autoharp), Allanah (cello) and Kieran (drums) come together to make something that sounds fresh and exciting, and something you can hear…Read more →
Friday is starting with a zing.
Dark and brooding, but in a good way.
MFLL loves the interplay between instruments and harmonies.
"July 12th http://www.thesilverbullet.co.uk ; (last London gig with Allanah – catch her while you can!) "
(With thanks to FFS, the source of many good musical discoveries)
Subscribe for new sessions as often as possible: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToMahogany .
Filmed in North London.
Thanks MahoganySessions & Passenger for this gentle, rippling, wistful start to the London day
http://www.angehardy.com A compilation of four live original tracks. All unedited, live performances. Just the way they are on stage! For fans and followers ...
She may have arrived late to the party, but Ange as singer ~songwriter ~instrumentalist is a natural torchbearer for the refreshed folk tradition.
Ange's impressive third album 'The Lament Of The Black Sheep' will be launched ion 13th September @ The Regal Theatre Minehead. The artistically packaged album can be prebooked via the website www.angehardy.com
Loving the looping, Ange!
Live at Forge, London
Seen ..make that experienced ..recently @ Daylight Music @ Union Chapel .. Let's say a toddler spoke for us all. Broke free from parents, clambered into front pew, gazed in wonder.
Union Chapel video now uploaded
Off of Joseph Arthur's forthcoming album "Lou" featuring the songs of the great Lou Reed out on Vanguard Records on May 13, 2014. Video shot/edited/directed ...
Joseph Arthur has Lou Reed totally covered. We like.
folk, acoustic, modern classical, European folk music
This is the third album by London-based Mishaped Pearls, released on May 23. There's nothing misshapen about this hauntingly beautiful,superbly sung, strikingly original album,. Taking the River Thames as its inspiration, It's got an elemental flow, and despite its initial outwardly picturesque outer London setting, it's not afraid to explore the river's murky depths and deadly pull. Freshly penned songs sit comfortably with reworked classics from folk history, with an energetic narrative stretch beyond capital city and adjoining county limits. But the river Thames with all its godly ambiguity remains the key player,. Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner, but Old Father Thames and Thamesis are my standout favourites this morning. Pitch perfectly produced by Gerry Diver, full of small but significant musical surprises, I have it on repeat.
First impressions? You might say I'm hooked.
Watch a video of Old Father Thames, with footage from the 50's
Gerry Diver gave us the impressive Speech Project
check it out here
Mishaped Pearls will be launching the album @ St Pancras Old Church on June 13.
These guys excelled at the launch.
Sophisticated. Buoyant. Statuesque.