Stripped back, raw and showing just a hint of English blues, Johnny Lloyd‘s songs which have emerged thus far have something intangibly special about them.
Take EP title track, ‘Pilgrims’, which has shades of 80s songcraft in there, with the lyrics – “take me driving like you used to do” – almost nodding towards the influence of Springsteen.
Ferris & Sylvester are songwriters – with clear references in their catchy setup to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village combined with their meatier blues tones, the pair sit somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit.
The pair met three years ago and have since won over the nation with their ever-growing live presence and songwriting, selling out their debut headline UK tour. In 2018, the duo released their highly anticipated EP ‘Made In Streatham’ which they self-produced in their South London flat. Released through their own label ‘Archtop Records’, the EP has clocked up millions of streams and received widespread praise across the board.
With their eyes fixed on their debut album, the duo have expanded their sound into deeper and darker places. Ferris & Sylvester uncover the depths of human relationships in their writing and continue forward as proudly independent songwriters and performers.
The Ouse Valley Single Club return once again for their annual Portland show on Saturday 19th October in support of their brand new album GAMMONISTA ! Expect plenty of songs from the new album and plenty of classics in the set.
New to the Valley ??? The OVSC are a 5 piece band from the rather cosmopolitan market town of Bedford that use sounds & traditions of 1950’s Skiffle combined with the energy of Punk and a splash of Rub n dub Reggae to relay hilarious Folk-like story-telling within their rather infectious songs, often crossing the parameters of what is deemed to be socially acceptable. In doing this, they have created a truly original & highly entertaining genre that has been dubbed (by them) as “New Wave Skiffle”. Their songs and videos, (including Girl From the Fens, Milf Hunter, Spunky Dave, River Great Ouse and the east nothants anthem ‘from Rushden with Love’) have given them a pretty strong online presence and gained a massive following of lovely loyal fans and a semi.. a semi-cult status in and around the East Anglian / east midlands region… This is going to be a rather special night and one not to be missed!
Tickets on sale now priced £8 advance.
The past 2 shows O.V.S.C have played at the Portland have both sold out in advance, we cap the show at less numbers than the venue capacity so an early purchase is advised.
The final Coda Sessions event of 2019 presents the sensational duo WardnParker & the almighty Chris Fox, with a special return of the Coda House Band to open the event. This is an exclusive opportunity to see some fantastic Folk, Blues & Jazz and keep a warm vibe for a chilly Autumn Sunday evening!
WARD & PARKER
Ward & Parker features the very talented Clifford Ward (The Willows) & John Parker (Nizlopi); their music consists of John Parker’s rhythmic Double-Bass punch and some great flowing fingerstyle acoustic from Cliff Ward, in addition to inspiring lyrics and vocal harmonies! This duo has had an incredible rise in popularity over the past year and Coda Sessions is proud to feature as a part of their Autumn tour!
Chris Fox is an independent musician that has worked his way through the Cambridge music scene through the past few years, each year acclaiming presence at an increasing number of stages & festivals, most recently Cambridge Folk Festival. His music reflects passionate & thought-provoking topics through deep powerful vocals with bouncing guitar rhythms that combine strong elements of Folk & Blues.
Formed in 2012 this accomplished and exciting live band feature Kev Jamieson as the vocal-singing, guitar-playing, harmonica blowing, band-leading, audience-engaging, dance-inducing, singalong-inspiring Boss.
If you were born to run down backstreets, across badlands and to go dancing in the dark in a brilliant disguise, Bootleg Boss is the band you need to see.
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.