Campfire Club Fridays | Nadine Khouri, Paper Beat Scissors & Adam Beattie

7.30pm to 11pm @ Campfire Club -- Secret Location (Bow)

£10 online

Campfire Club Unamplified

Every Friday from May to September

A concert like no other… unamplified, outdoors and round a fire; surely this is the only way to really hear music.

Since the dawn of song, by the flickering embers and starry skies all walks of man and woman have gathered in song and celebration, to tell the stories and while away an evening. This is how it was, and at London’s Campfire Club, how it still is; acoustic, intimate. Every Friday from late spring right through to autumn we indulge you in the specially sourced talents of local and itinerant musicians from all over the world, nestled in several secret secluded leafy pockets of inner city London. Bringing the Nest Collective’s finest choices of artistry from the realms of folk, traditional and world music right through to contemporary song makers. Those that find it know something very magical is being felt and heard.

Keeping the campfire alive will be Nest Collective hosts and live music from some very special guests. Season’s acts include:

Rachel Sermani | Samana | Kaia Kater | Piers Faccini | Bush Gothic | Kentucky Cowtippers | TEYR | Leon Rosselson | L’Hijaz Carr | Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow | Kusanganisa AND MORE TBA


**Please Note: The concerts are all outside and all weather affairs thus full waterproofs are highly recommended and warm clothes. A full bar will be stocked with home-made wines, ciders, ales and the odd drop of mead too!

>> 30th June – Campfire Club <<

Line up:

Nadine Khouri

“Dreamy, folky songs reminiscent of early Mazzy Star, Jeff Buckley, and Nina Simone” – The 405

Nadine Khouri is a musician and songwriter currently based in London. Influenced by dream-pop, film soundtracks and spoken-word, her sound has been described as a “music born of perennial outsider-status.”

Recorded live with legendary producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Tom Brosseau) at Toybox Studios in his hometown Bristol, her new album ‘The Salted Air’ is a haunting and atmospheric collection of poetic meditations on loss and transformation. Khouri’s singular voice soars above droning organ, pulsating shakers, and an occasional choir of male voices, creating a self-contained world, reminiscent of Stina Nordenstam and Mazzy Star in their heyday. Pumping harmoniums meld into reverb-drenched electric guitar, while Khouri’s languid voice offers a dream-like incantation set against a beating Moroccan tar on Broken Star.

The album also features guest contributions from Parish, Irish singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley, violinist Emma Smith (James Yorkston, Seamus Fogarty) bassist Huw Bennett (Susso) and others.

‘The Salted Air’ was listed among Rough Trade’s ‘Albums of the Month’ upon release & garnered highly favourable reviews in MOJO, Brooklyn Vegan, Clash, Q, R2, Folk Radio, and more.

Paper Beat Scissors

Tim Crabtree’s haunting voice burns at the centre of the Paper Beat Scissors sound with an honesty and rawness that skirts discomfort. The relocated-Brit began the project following a move to Canada’s East Coast and soon caught the attention of his adoptive home, recording the highly-acclaimed self-titled debut with Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse, Bell Orchestre, the Luyas) producing and Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara mixing. The album, released on Forward Music in Canada and Ferryhouse in Germany, Austria, Switzerland found its way onto BBC and CBC airwaves and the cover CD of Rolling Stone Magazine in Germany.

PBS has toured Canada and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters), Owen Pallett, Tanya Tagaq, Great Lake Swimmers and Dan Mangan. An onstage collaboration with Clogs (regular collaborators and members of the National and My Brightest Diamond) was released as a limited-edition 7″ for International Record Store Day 2013. The new album “Go On”, set into motion with engineer Dean Nelson (Beck, Thurston Moore, Bat for Lashes), was released in 2015 (Canada, Central Europe) to great acclaim, and will see a February 2016 release in the UK

“Rather splendid” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

Adam Beattie

The press have described Adam’s music as ‘Incredibly Beautiful’ (MARY ANNE HOBBS, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC) and ‘Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist’ RODDY HART, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND. Adam performed his best known song ‘A Song Of One Hundred Years’ at the Union Chapel, London in January this year to a crowd of over 600 people, as part of a collective project called ‘Band Of Burns – A tribute to the life and work of Robert Burns’. This saw Adam as Scots-troubadour, a very Celtic melody to accompany the story of his grandfather who lived to be 100 years old. This melodic and warm side is well balanced with a more minor-blues edge. H

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