Harriet Riley & Alex Garden + David Grubb Tickets

The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
Saturday 12th Feb 2022 7:30pm
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Harriet Riley & Alex Garden’s debut album presents a novel, hypnotic dialogue between a highly unusual pairing of instruments. Inspired by interesting single word track titles, obscure definitions are presented to guide the listener’s attention through twelve original compositions, taking in trad folk, minimalism and jazz along the way. Their debut album was recorded in Bristol during the summer of 2020 and released on November 13th the same year. Their February 2022 Sonder II tour features long-term collaborator Stevie Toddler on double-bass, promising to transfix audiences far and wide with their follow up album.

A union of fiddle and vibraphone, they infuse folk tune composition with a mutual enthusiasm for minimalism and extended harmony, incorporating improvisation and unusual playing techniques. They formed in 2018 after meeting through Live Music Now, a charity which works with a very diverse range of people that rarely have the opportunity to experience live music. The understanding that music can be a powerful tool for therapy is evident in their music.

David Grubb; Eclectic folk with a dark identity. David Grubb brings together an array of seemingly disparate musical elements to create a uniquely diverse sound, challenging the audience’s perception of genre. David has been described as "A musician who doesn't play by anybody else's rules" (RnR Mag), and his melodies “highly melodious, appealingly catchy, even hypnotic at times” (The Living Tradition). His recent album ‘Nano’ (recorded 2019, released 2020) is an instrumental commentary on the dark side of modern society, inspired by the current political, environmental, and economic landscape. David's ability to bridge genres has made him a flexible and valuable musician, working with the likes of Novo Amor, Toby Hay, Hailaker, and Jim Ghedi. He has had the pleasure of touring internationally, and has performed at prestigious festivals and venues such as Union Chapel (London), Bowery Ballroom (NYC), SXSW, and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Having been awarded a Creative Retreat through the prestigious Britten Pear Arts, David’s next solo outing is currently in the works and is sure to expand on his trademark genre bending ideas. The opportunity to perform at the internationally renowned Celtic Connections in January is one of David’s most coveted gigs to date. He’s keen to build on that momentum in the months to come.

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