Cov & Warks Folk News

15th September 2021

Emmy and Lucy in the Box!

Coventry’s new Fargo venue features two leading lady songstresses

Highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Emmy the Great and talented Coventry-based singer Lucy Anne Sale share the billing for a special one-off show inside Coventry’s newest venue, The Box this Friday evening (17th September).

Born in Hong Kong to a Chinese mother and English father, and raised in the UK, Emmy – aka Emma-Lee Moss – is a London-based performer, composer and journalist. who sings in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Emmy the Great and Lucy Anne Sale

She has four well-received albums to her name – First Love (2009), Virtue (2011), Second Love (2016) and April/ 月音 (2020). The Guardian described her as ‘one of the boldest young writers in pop’. And the Sunday Times hailed her latest release as ‘the most melodically joyous of her career’.

Noted for an approach that incorporates elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop and electronica. Lucy Anne will open the show both as a soloist and along with her trio when she’s joined by Euan Rodger on drums and Si Hayden on bass. 

Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start and tickets are £16.50, bookable on https://tinyurl.com/csyy97u9 – further details from the venue on 02476 252434.

This is a seated restricted capacity show to support social distancing and facemasks are required (unless exempt). They are also inviting audience members can take a lateral flow test beforehand where possible. Full refunds are given to anyone testing positive with Covid-19.

Daisybell – Katherine Fear, Charlie Adams and Anya Fay

Tuesday 21st sees the second public outing of the new line-up of Daisybell, guests at the Wurzel Bush Folk Club at the West Indian Club on Railway Terrace, Rugby

Locally-based but lauded at venues and festivals across the country, they are noted for their lively arrangements of self-penned and traditional songs, delivered with harmonies and engaging stage presence. Their first gig featuring latest recruit, Charlie Adams alongside founder members Katherine Fear and Anya Fay went down a storm at the Courtyard of Nuneaton Arts Centre last June.

With an impressive list of resident acts, this is also the club’s second event since the lockdown after a highly enjoyable re-opening night with guests Meet On The Ledge. The music starts at 8pm. Admission is free although audience members are invited to fill the club’s specially designated chamber pot with cash!

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