Astraluna Clare Kelly The Big Wheel Daniel Favela
Lending Room @ The Library, Leeds.
“We were completely blown away” - BBC Introducing
“Drenched in so much wit and cynical humour” - BBC Intro’ NY
"The audience fell silent, in complete awe." - Counterfeit Magazine
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Prior to Astraluna, Jennifer recorded as part of Corinne Bailey Rae’s band, and toured worldwide for the album ‘The Sea’ (guitar, keys & vocals) including Glastonbury main stage, and has a writing credit on that album.
“We were completely blown away by her utterly beautiful voice” - BBC Introducing
“Enchanting album… It’s a record to get lost in” - Musician’s Union Journal
Featured on Tom Robinsons BBC 6 Music ‘Best of' Mixtape
Haunting and pure vocals compliment her warm ukulele sound, which is at times delicately harp-like and, at others, a heavy backing for multi-layered vocals, bass and percussion, using a loop station.
A desire to create her own music is what led to her Astraluna debut album, The Pass of Storms.
“Drenched in so much wit and cynical humour - she went down an absolute storm, she's a real good talent” - BBC Intro’ NY
‘The audience fell silent, in complete awe of her ability, mesmeric voice and dreamy guitar tones.’ - Counterfeit Magazine
An indie alt-folk/pop solo artist who haunts and captivates with her powerful vocal and honest lyrics.
Clare embarked on a DIY tour across the UK, USA and Australia following the release of her debut EP ‘Elusive Yusef’ and has performed twice in session for BBC Introducing.
The Big Wheel
Vibey late sixties and early seventies guitar bands are the backdrop of influences for the brilliant new Leeds group The Big Wheel, who have recently released their second single ‘Your Afternoon’.
They’re special, come see why they’re creating such a buzz on the scene!
With poems and rhymes set to jangly guitar rhythms and often a cappella, confidently spitting out thoughtful observations of life and the people and the town he loves, he holds attention effortlessly.
Although not as political, there’s resemblance to Billy Bragg and to Sleaford Mods. With Hip Hop influence he also draws influence from such as Bob Marley, Jeff Buckley, Lou Reed, Pattie Smith and Richard Ashcroft.
Expect a chaotic beautiful display as he invites you into his world.