Thu, 07 Apr|
The Royal Oak
April 7 - Michael Baker + BabyEleanor
We're delighted that Brighton-based Michael Baker and his trio will join us for April's session. Michael's heartfelt and intimate songwriting and delivery will captivate all who spend an evening listening to him. Michael will be supported by Brighton jazz-infused singer songwriter BabyEleanor.
Time & Location
07 Apr, 20:00 – 23:00
The Royal Oak, 3 Station St, Lewes BN7 2DA, UK
About the Event
The simplest of things can be most effective. Michael’s music is sparse, skeletal yet often deeply moving” – Mahogany
After releasing his stunning sophomore album Salt, which Atwood praised as “an achingly honest & heartfelt reckoning full of striking vulnerability & intensely intimate, beautiful songwriting.” Michael released his 3rd studio Album ‘How Come You Sleep’, recorded with Lucy Rose band member Andrew Stuart-Buttle during the first lockdown of 2020, & mixed by Oliver Baldwin (Aldous Harding, First Aid Kit). ‘How Come You Sleep resonates with soaring melodies & glistening string arrangements that add depth & colour.
It weaves stirring wonders, a cathartic release of tension & visceral self-reflection.’ Atwood Magazine
After Completing a self produced covers EP Michael is now gearing up to release his 4th studio Album, produced & recorded with Luke Potashnick (Gabrielle Aplin, Alberta Cross, Tom The Lion) at the renowned Wool Hall Studios (Van Morrison, Tears For Fears). Previously playing with a 6 piece band of multi-instrumentalists, Michael has adapted his sound & now plays in a trio. Michael on guitar, keys and harmonica, backed by Alfie Weedon on double bass, with Andrew Stuart-Buttle on violin, mandolin, synths & drum machines. The trio frequently lean into the possibilities of their set up with songs featuring shimmering electronic chords and drones, and occasional bursts of controlled feedback or skittering drum patterns.
BabyEleanor is a singer-songwriter based in Brighton, and is vocally influenced by the likes of Julie London and Ella Fitzgerald while lyrically and melodically taking inspiration from Anderson Pak, Eryka Badu and Amy Winehouse. BabyEleanor is definitly worth a listen, but don't just take our word for it. Mumford & Sons' Ted Dwayne has praised her 'beautifully mellow voice'. Come early to avoid disappointment!
Michael Baker + BabyEleanor
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