ARCHIVE - AcoustiCity: 2008 Season


Saturday January 12 - Jont + Megson

Jont is a genius of observational songwriting, emotion & dynamics. An extraordinarily charismatic performer, his mastery of intimate environments like the headgate has earned him near legendary underground status.

+ AcoustiCity favourites
Megson now gaining well deserved recognition for their melodic nu-folk & exquisite harmonies
& talented newcomer
Anna Frances.
hear Jont's songs  hear Megson's songs  hear Anna's songs Tickets - £10

Saturday February 16 - Charlie Dore


A seasoned & expressive performer in her own right; Charlie's work has been recorded by George Harrison, Status Quo, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Tina Turner, UB40, Jimmy Nail, Black, Paul Carrack, Sheena Easton & Barry Manilow!           ‘File under: treasure’ - Observer Music Monthly

+ fresh new voice Ella Edmondson & outstanding songwriter Bernard Hoskin.
hear Charlie's songs Tickets - £10

Saturday March 15 - Nick Harper + Barron Brady

Insanely high-energy performer, stunning writer & guitar player, son of legendary songwriter Roy Harper & one-man wall of sound. Not to be missed.

+ the welcome return of
Barron Brady a duo making some of the country’s most exquisite music.
hear Nick's songs  hear Barron Brady's songs
SOLD OUT Tickets - £10

Saturday April 12 - Kirsty McGee & Mat Martin

Intelligent bitter-sweet songs & an endearing “hobopop” acoustic sound – an unmissable combination.

+ alt country heroes
Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers

hear Kirsty's songs  hear Bob's songs 
Tickets - £10


Saturday May 17 - Steve Ashley

One of the innovators of Folk-Rock, a truly great songwriter & genial performer. Steve has worked with the Albion Band, Fairport Convention, Robert Kirby, Show of Hands & more or less anyone who’s anyone in English acoustic music.

+virtuoso bluesy guitarist & songwriter Matt Andersen
seldom seen, twisted wunderkind Adam Leonard.
hear Steve's songs  hear Matt's songs  hear Adam's songs  Tickets - £10
Saturday June 14 - Stephen Fearing

One of the worl'ds sharpest, most respected songwriters. A stunning guitarist, powerful performer & genial raconteur.

+Queen of Aussie Power Folk Lisa Fitzgibbon
punchy melodic duo Pavlov's Cat

hear Stephen's songs  hear Lisa's songs  hear Pavlov's Cat  BOOK EARLY Tickets - £10
Saturday July 12 - Madam

Dark sultry vocals, atmospheric melodies and instrumentation which could have seeped from a David Lynch movie. Think PJ Harvey, Nick Cave…
Sukie Smith (aka Madam) is a rising star.

+Grammy winning surreal guitar composer Amrit Sond

hear Madam   hear Amrit's music  Tickets - £10

Saturday Sept 13 - AloneMe

Return of the acoustic pop powerhouse with ultra tight harmonies & irresistible hooks
+articulate & passionate Declan Bennett (aka SumLadFromCov)
+our best Country-Folk discovery of the year Andrea Glass

hear AloneMe songs hear Declan's songs hear Andrea's songs   Tickets - £10

Saturday Oct 4 - Ashley Hutchings' Rainbow Chasers

New project from Godfather of Folk Rock, founder member of Fairport Convention & The Albion band and instantly recognisable bass player.

+ outstanding singer-songwriter Liz Simcock

hear Rainbow Chasers  hear Liz's songs
Tickets - £11.50

Saturday Nov 15 - Megson

elodic nu-folk, exquisite harmonies & the best ever song to mention an ASDA carrier bag.

+ the welcome return of Dave Ellis & Boo Howard & Hannah Scott.

hear Megson's songs  hear Dave & Boo  hear Hannah's songs  Tickets - £10


Your host, James Hibbins

“Acoustic is the new black! The music media ‘discover’ it briefly every few years when the occasional new David Gray or Suzanne Vega happens into the spotlight but there are many more talented performers out there who need exposure” - James Hibbins


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