Thursday 20th June sees a packed night of musical entertainment at London’s Troubadour Club – ticket link here.
The night will run to these (approximate) timings and you can read more on the artists performing further down.
7.10-7.35pm – We Are All Fossils
7.40-8.00pm – Sandy McLelland
8.05-8.50pm – Isobel Thatcher
8.55-9.35pm – Paul Handyside
9.40-9.55pm – We Are All Fossils
10.00-10.20pm – Sandy McLelland
10.30-11.30pm – Saiichi Sugiyama Electric
Isobel is an award winning singer-songwriter whose voice and songwriting has been compared to artists such as KT Tunstall and Bonnie Raitt. Isobel accompanies her singing with tuneful and percussive acoustic guitar, citing blues as her main musical influence. She also incorporates Folk, Country and pop into her music which gives her songwriting an unusual – yet infectious – edge. Isobel has had a wide range of success singing all over the UK and internationally, in venues such as the Colton Hall, Bristol, The Bedford in London and Rampelyset, in Denmark honing her craft and developing a strong repertoire of self-penned songs.
Paul Handyside is a folk and roots singer songwriter whose song writing style has been compared to artists as varied as Chris Difford, Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock, Green Gartside, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley and Martin Carthy. He began his musical career with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! The jangle pop band toured extensively worldwide. During the nineties he toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware labelmate Martin Stephenson, and Handyside formed Bronze in 2001. His three solo albums to date developed his own brand of folk-tinged americana. The latest album Tide, Timber & Grain was released in April 2016 with elements of traditional British folk and sixties protest songs emerging in Handyside’s now well established and diverse musical palette.
Saiichi Sugiyama Electric
Saiichi Sugiyama is a talented singer-songwriter and blues guitarist who has played/recorded with the bassist Andy Fraser, Pete Brown, Clem Clempson, Shana Morrison, Zoot Money, Boz Burrell from Bad Company, Phil Williams and Mike Caswell of Walk on Fire, Andy Smith of Hot Chocolate, Cutting Crew’s rhythm section and, John Cook from the Rory Gallagher Band, Sam Kelly and the guitarist Paul Wassif. Saiichi has supported many acts including The Yardbirds, Jools Holland, Wishbone Ash, Josh Smith, and Kirk Fletcher. A Troubadour regular, here Saiichi Sugiyama appears with a hand picked band who play his own material, some written with Cream lyricist Pete Brown, or hand-picked covers. Elements of Classic Rock, Folk, Blues, Soul, Jazz, and Americana combine in the set of an artist whose many influences include Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
Singer Songwriter, Acoustic Country Blues, Rock and Folk – Often full and vibrant, sometimes achingly bare and personal, the all acoustic sound of Sandy McLelland unashamedly pays respect to the American country, blues, folk and soul music he absorbed in his early days in Glasgow.
We Are All Fossils
The musical story of a South African born singer songwriter, inspired by the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff, Damien Rice & Sufjan Stevens. We Are All Fossils started in late 2014 but music has been the way of life for many years before that. March of 2015 saw the released of ‘Aether’ a live 6 track EP. ‘Songs For Strangers’ soon followed. A unique process where anyone could anonymously send in story (fiction/non fiction/undefined) to inspire a song. Out of these connections 8 tracks were created. ‘The Optimist’ is the 10 track debut album from We Are All Fossils, released date 4th June.