LaDIYfest is ONLY ECSTATIC to invite you to join us for our first gig of 2015! Next Thursday 12th Feb, brush off that snow and come in from the cold to the lovely confines of the Redhouse on Solly Street for some pleasant folky and jazzy croonings.
CAL FOLGER DAY
“A guitarist and chanteuse with jazz leanings, whose vocal control and onstage presence commands attention.” The New Yorker
Born in Washington, D.C, Cal Folger Day is an American songwriter and performer now based between NYC and Dublin. Her “musical breadth of vision and vocal range” (FolkRadio.co.uk) make for a compelling and often breathtaking live show. LaDIYfest are particularly excited that Sheffield is the first stop on Cal’s UK tour to promote her new Adornament E.P.
Hailing from the flatlands of Lincolnshire and currently based in Leeds, Alice Nicholls is something of a musical chameleon. Writing songs since the age of 12, she vowed from an early age to play every instrument she could get her hands on. This shows in her many albums, where you can find keyboards, guitar, ukulele, violin, viola, clarinet, squeezeboxes, bottles, spoons, and even a typewriter. She has promised Ladiyfest that for this gig she will limit herself to only three instruments: guitar, ukulele and madolin… but only one at a time. Pfft.
Ladiyfest are delighted to have one of our own opening up proceedings on the night, in the form of AMereKat – a “benevolent, ukulele-wielding creature of unpredictable habit and peculiar song.” Expect Amanda Palmer-esque odes to the futility of resisisting delicious cheese, among (many) other things.
No National Anthem:
£4 suggested donation on the door, nobody will be turned away for lack of funds!
Doors open 8pm, first act 8.45.
At the Red House, Solly Street. The venue has a small step on the main door in but there is a ramp and side door available that has access for a wheelchair or anyone with mobility impairment. There is a disabled access toilet available and a seated area to the side of the stage and further seats through a closed door leading to the outside area at the back of the pub.