For the second event of the festival, Thorn returns to the Empty Shop on the 27th February. After a sold out launch party last term, we've selected the best that Durham has to offer for another killer night of live music and spoken word.
Watch for announcements on the line-up - expect indie, soul and -plenty- of synth.
Saturday 27th February 2016 Doors 19:30
Venue: The Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate, DH1 4SJ
Tickets for this event are no longer available.
Lacuna: Our headliner for the night is a new band with some familiar faces; Lacuna's atmospheric sound has grown from their own genius influenced by the likes of Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy and Jamal Hartwell. Laura Paul (of the Invitations) fronts this jazzy lineup; we can't wait to let them blow you away.
Jelly Cleaver: a singer-songwriter who’s been writing songs since she was 7. With an eclectic mix of influences including Jeff Buckley, Beyonce and Led Zeppelin, her style ranges from jazzy and soulful to folky and ethereal. She has performed at the Great British R&B festival and the Durham Origins festival as well as in Southampton, her hometown.
Shaheen Ahmed-Chowdhury: a third year Physicist who’s only been writing for a few months now. If he had to describe his style, he would probably use words like ‘observational’ and ‘stream of consciousness’. He doesn’t think he’s developed a distinct style yet, but he’ll let the audience be the judge of that.
The Follies:the band started with singer Sophie Jansz and guitarist Jelly Cleaver two years ago, but has since expanded to an all-female five-piece. They’ve since graced Fabios and The Empty Shop as well as several college events and formals. Their styles range from full on rock to cool and jazzy, taking well-known hits and giving them their own original spin. They also have a few original songs in their arsenal.