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Jun
21
Fri
Tilly Moses Band, Sam Lyons, Djana Gabrielle @ The Big Comfy Bookshop
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tolly Moses Band
Tilly Moses is a mandolin player and singer songwriter from Suffolk, now based in York. She has been performing all over the country since the age of just 13, supporting some of the best-loved folk acts in the UK, and recently released her long awaited debut album Alight & Adrift, to incredible critical acclaim.

Tilly’s carefully crafted songs address subjects as diverse as climate change, gender inequality, apathy, love, and leaving home, and she delivers them with an extraordinarily powerful, passionate vocal style, and a colourful stage presence

Sam Lyon
Sam Lyon is an established singer-songwriter from Cheshire, England. Responsible for her own success, Sam is an unsigned artist who has been performing around the country since the tender age of 14.

​Having recently supported several big names in music including X Factor winner, Matt Cardle, and Miles Hunt from 80’s rock band, The Wonder Stuff, Sam has a reputation of being a prolific performer, playing almost 300 shows in 2017, and 250 in 2018. Alongside completing two successful headlining UK tours, Sam has also taken to the stage at many well known festivals and music venues all over the UK, from London’s Pinewood Studios to Liverpool’s Albert Docks.

Djana Gabrielle

Djana Gabrielle is a French-Cameroonian singer songwriter. After graduating from law school, she travelled extensively for a few years, working for local charities. Back from her travels, she spent a few introspective months in her hometown of Clermont-Ferrand, in the French region of Auvergne, at her parent’s home, where she laid the foundations of what would become her first release. She then decided to move to Paris to focus on music and started playing small gigs around the city. Paris was a stepping stone : 4 years of learning and growing as a singer songwriter. With time and the desire to explore a different path, Djana Gabrielle moved to Glasgow, a city she chose for its vibrant music scene and where she recorded her debut EP released in December 2015. She spent most of 2016 touring around Europe to promote her music and after a quiet and reflective 2017 she had taken on the challenge to write, record and release a brand new song each month in 2018. She is now hoping to bring these new songs on the road all throughout 2019 in the UK and beyond

Stage Times:
Djana Gabrielle – 8.00
Sam Lyon – 8.50
Tilly Moses Band – 9.45

Tickets are £7 ADV / £9 OTD
Seats are first come first served so please arrive early.
IMPORTANT: If you arrive after the acts have started you will have to wait for a break in playing to enter due to the location of our doors.
We have a fully licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks, beer and wine and cake and crisps.
NO other food is to be brought onto the premises

Aug
9
Fri
Matt Creer, Ellie Gowers, Velvet Engine @ The Big Comfy Bookshop
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Matt Creer
From the wild coastal landscape of the Isle of Man, Matt Creer has established himself as an exciting emerging voice on the UK music scene. Former student of the Royal College of Music, London, the Manx songwriter’s music merges folk traditions, with warm, rich layered arrangements and vocals that have created a sound all of his own.

Ellie Gowers
At only 22, Ellie yields powerfully quaint songs with thought-provoking mature themes. Embedding heavy lyrical inspiration from the early greats like Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Cave, Ellie has produced her own folk-driven contemporary style. Traces of Katie Melua, John Martyn and Laura Marling creep into her melodies.

Velvet Engine
Velvet Engine, the brainchild of Latina Northamptonian San-D Godoy – “Yearning Alt-Folk, with a sprightly but reflective soul”. Honest and heartfelt, Velvet Engine exudes soft and soulful femininity. A pleasant reprise from the days tribulations, these are the perfect sounds to cup-of-tea to. With 3 EP’s under her belt ‘Glimpse Of The Sun’ , ‘This Old Hat, and ‘Good People’ we can expect great things from this new breed of heart-warming alt-folk music and Velvet Engine will be sure to drive it in the right direction with her catalogue of honest yet timid and catchy songs.

Stage Times:
Velvet Engine – 8.00
Ellie Gowers – 8.50
Matt Creer – 9.45

Tickets are £7 ADV / £9 OTD
Seats are first come first served so please arrive early.
IMPORTANT: If you arrive after the acts have started you will have to wait for a break in playing to enter due to the location of our doors.
We have a fully licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks, beer and wine and cake and crisps.
NO other food is to be brought onto the premises