About FAY HIELD & THE HURRICANE PARTY - Fri 19th Oct
Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party - Learn from the best and join Fay's vocal workshop before the show.
‘One of the best albums I’ve heard in years’ – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
‘Unadorned and quite exquisite’ – Uncut Magazine (****)
A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song.
Touring her new album Orfeo, Fay’s rich, unadorned voice fronts a stellar band, The Hurricane Party which includes musicians from the elite of the English folk music establishment including Bellowhead members Jon Boden and Sam Sweeney, acclaimed accordionist Andy Cutting and Rob Harbron.
Fay’s debut solo album was released in September 2010 by prestigious folk label Topic, and earned her a nomination for the Horizon Award at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. By comparison, Orfeo is a huge leap forward in confidence and vision.Fay also lectures in Ethnomusicology at the University of Sheffield and lectures widely.
She’s top class and her band is magical, so make sure you come!
Paul Metsers to support Fay Hield
After a period away from performing Paul Metsers is to make his first ever journey to the Brewery stage. Discovered in New Zealand, Paul Metsers has built up a reputation as a first class singer-songwriter, his song 'Farewell To The Gold' has been covered by Nic Jones on his iconic Penguin Eggs album and Bob Dylan. Colin Irwin, music writer for Melody Maker, described Paul as “a songwriter of genuine depth and versatility”. This is a real coup and for real folk lovers seeing Paul perform songs old and new will be a real joy.
The Brewery supports ‘Challenge 25’, if you are lucky enough to look under the age of 25 bar staff will ask for proof of age ID before serving you alcohol.