From: Martin Snodin [martin.snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 02 February 2011 19:16

Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2011-02-02 - tune in to Meridian radio tonight!


Newsletter             2 February 2011

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Just letting you know that if you tune in tonight (Wednesday) to East Grinstead's local radio station, MeridianFM, you'll be able to hear a live interview with ahab's Callum Adamson (son of Big Country's Stuart Adamson) and hear their new single, Lucy. Listen locally on 107FM or online, sometime just after 11pm. And Will Kevans (ahab's exclusive support for the show on Monday) will also be on the programme, around 10.30pm. His was one of the most enjoyable albums we heard in 2010 - listen in to hear for yourself!

7 February 2011

at Chequer Mead
East Grinstead

Will Kevans

£10 (all seats)
Box Office 01342 302000






The band who caused a sensation at Fairport's Cropredy festival last year embark on their first major UK tour.

ahab's reputation goes back to 2009 when, after a period spent in Nashville, they returned to London and started busking. Two months later, the band were asked by the police not to play at markets anymore as the crowds that had began to gather whenever they played were blocking the streets. Their instrumental virtuosity and richly layered four-part harmonies make them this year’s hottest tip

The band are a UK-based singer songwriter collective who formed in July 2009 after being invited to play the annual ‘Fanfare’ festival in Tennessee. Following a successful week long residency tearing the roof off at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, they came back to North London and decided to make the collaboration permanent.

Since then, the quartet (augmented by a drummer) has played a showcase at the prestigious BBC Club West and caused a sensation with an unscheduled appearance at Fairport's Cropredy Convention in August 2010.

Bob Harris was in the Cropredy crowd and was so impressed that he immediately booked them for a live session on his BBC 2 radio show (to be broadcast from midnight this Saturday). They've also been feted by Simon Mayo, played at the Association Of Festival Organisers Conference in November and released a five-track CD. Their new single, Lucy, is released today (31 January).

By the end of the year, we think they'll be household names - and we're not the only ones. Please don't miss this opportunity to catch them at the start of their rise, in your local theatre!

"ahab is the real deal -  top-notch UK Americana featuring tight four-piece harmonies." Simon Mayo

"I loved ahab's terrific performance at Cropredy festival. They are blistering live - alt-country edge and sheer class." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Support for the show is Will Kevans, an award-winning singer-songwriter (and cartoonist - he was chosen to be the Labour Party's caricaturist for their conference in 1997). His high-energy debut album (featuring Al Perkins, Beautiful South songstress Alison Wheeler, James Blunt’s pianist Paul Beard and ex-Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers guitarist Elliot Randall) has received much critical acclaim.



To hear song samples for all upcoming artists, take a listen to the Playlists on our MySpace website

Don’t forget that as well as our own shows, the Acoustic Sussex website has a Regional Gig Guide and links to venues and clubs in the South East that offer folk, roots and acoustic music.


Regional Gig Guide



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