Sam Brookes plus Jessie Reid

Sam Brookes plus Jessie Reid

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The Kitchen Garden
16 Nov
Tuesday

The Kitchen Garden

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Sam Brookes plus Jessie Reid

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The Kitchen Garden

 
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Sam Brookes has been down into the depths, only to re-emerge with a firm fixation on the beauty and light that can be found in the everyday. He’s been pushed through grief, loss, and heartbreak, using music as a tool to piece himself back together, and to find a forward path.

But it hasn’t always been easy. 2014’s Kairos was named one of the year’s standout recordings by the Independent, with Sunday Times acclaiming Sam as a Breaking Act. Meanwhile his soaring, multi-octave voice – often compared to Tim Buckley – stands as one of the most expressive instruments in British music. Folk-meets-jazz twisting and turning at the outer reaches of the singer-songwriter role, his music is confessional in the most explicit way – and new album Black Feathers is as honest as it gets.

Black Feathers is a record of exquisite beauty, and unrelenting turmoil. It’s an album of grief and loss, but also of discovery. It’s a gorgeous, painstakingly constructed affair, with guests ranging from revered jazz pianist Neil Cowley to acclaimed fiddle player Sam Sweeney, while Ethan Johns – who has worked with Kings Of Leon, Laura Marling and more – made a rare appearance behind the drum kit.

A daring, riveting experience, Black Feathers is a stunning body of work, the sound of someone cutting free from the tangled web of the past to explore a bold future. “I feel like I’m much calmer around who I am, what art I’m making, and what the future may or may not hold,” he says. It’s this emotional transcendence that makes Sam Brookes’ work so rewarding, so valuable. As a listener, you come out the other side cleaned, enriched. “I feel that there’s hope and strength in this work,” he comments. “I hope that people who have been touched by grief can connect with it.”

Jessie Reid’s folk-influenced, percussive fingerstyle guitar playing has drawn comparisons with the likes of Ben Howard, Lucy Rose and Nick Mulvey. Her latest single has amassed over half a million streams with support from Spotify editorial curators and over the past year she has been featured by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and Chris Hawkins, BBC Wales’s Janice Long and BBC Introducing in Shropshire. Jessie was shortlisted for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition and has travelled as far as New York and Brazil in the promotion of her debut singles. Jessie has also enjoyed supporting and touring with the likes of SeafretDan OwenCiaran Lavery and Brooke Bentham closer to home. She will be touring with Night Flight and Sam Brookes this Autumn around the UK. 

 

Date Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Doors Time: 07:30 PM

Start Time: 08:00 PM

 

Location

17 York Road. Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7SA
 

Venue

The Kitchen Garden
 

Venue Website

https://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk
 

Artist Youtube Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owdv_A-F3OY
 

Artist Website

https://www.sambrookes.com/
 
 
 

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