Thursday, 18 August 2022

Henley singers lined up to play Stoke Row

TWO acoustic roots stars at the forefront of the new English folk revival are playing the

TWO acoustic roots stars at the forefront of the new English folk revival are playing the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row later this month.

Jackie Oates and Henley’s Megan Henwood meld together their love of storytelling, songwriting and melody with their voices and acoustic instruments, resulting in a fresh sound that combines both reworked traditional folk song and original material.

Their individual musical backgrounds are very different yet their voices blend effortlessly, sensitively backed by viola, guitar and accomplished double bass player Pete Thomas.

The three met at Nettlebed Folk Club in 2015. Working with top producer Pete Brown, they have recently recorded their first EP together, Wings, which is due for release on September 16.

Their show at the Crooked Billet is on Wednesday, August 17. A £15 music cover charge will apply. For tickets and table reservations call the pub on (01491) 681048.

n THE daughter of mod legend Steve Marriott will be showcasing her contemporary blues and soul vocals at the Crooket Billet on Wednesday.

Mollie Marriott’s first record deal was as a member of girl band D2M aged 12.

Since then the Henley-based singer has recorded and toured with the likes of Oasis, Paul Weller, Ronnie Wood, Joe Brown, Mark Knopfler and Beyoncé.

Crooked Billet proprietor Paul Clerehugh said: “Expect R&B, soul, some exceptional self-penned numbers and a little rock ’n’ roll.”

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