Front Room Songs

Artist management and promotion

Events

We started back in January 2013. The concept was simple. Live music in our front room, friends making a donation in exchange for music and pizza, and the artists getting all the proceeds after costs.

Since then, Front Room Songs has become a must-do for friends and musicians alike. and we have branched out into bigger and bolder events in London and beyond, including programming the Travelling Folk Barn at Wilderness Festival.

We’ve worked with Hackney underground music promoter Woodburner,  festival heavyweights Global Local, programmed music nights at London’s coolest new food and drink venue, Flat Iron Square in London Bridge, and for Californian craft brewery Lagunitas.

In 2018 we proved the full programme for London Bridge City Summer By The River, which took place at The Scoop during June and July.

Upcoming events

Xylaroo, Bedford Cottage Redhill
Saturday 13th October 2018


Broken Hands

Xylaroo are sisters Holly and Coco, a duo with a refreshing take on folk music. Having travelled the world in their youth, starting in Papua New Guinea and ending in London via Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan, Switzerland and Kent, it is fair to say they have seen a lot.

With gorgeous harmonies draped over folky vibes, Xylaroo have been making an impact. Signed to Sunday Best Records, they’ve been championed by Steve Lamacq; playlisted on BBC Radio 6, Radio 2, Radio X, and Amazing Radio; live sessions on Loose Ends and on Dermot O’Leary’s show; support tours with Mika, Will Varley and Matt Berry & Maypoles and appearances at Latitude, Bestival, and Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings.

They join us at Front Room Songs for an intimate acoustic show just ahead of a European tour supporting Frank Turner.

Tickets £20 including meal from Eventbrite

Tommy Hare, Bedford Cottage, Redhill
Saturday 17th November 2018


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Front Room Songs is delighted to welcome Tommy Hare for the first time to Bedford Cottage for a long overdue intimate acoustic show.

Tommy masters the great American musical traditions of blues, rock & roll, country and soul with a voice that will stop you dead in your tracks. He’ll be joined on the night by fiddle player Duncan Menzies.

Ticket link coming soon.

Emily Barker, Bedford Cottage, Redhill
Saturday 17th November 2018


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Emily Barker is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to the hit PBS Masterpiece drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Growing up in rural Western Australia, Barker fell in love with American roots music from the soul of Aretha Franklin to the country of Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. Her travels led her to settling in the UK, where she has released a succession of critically acclaimed albums, including Nashville-recorded Applewood Road with Amy Speace and Amber Rubarth. In 2018 she was named UK Artist of the Year at the UK Americana Music Awards.

Her solo album Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter). From country-soul ballads to the unfettered joy of the bluesy ‘Sunrise’, the album has been lauded as Barker’s best yet and features contributions from some of Memphis’ finest musicians.

She’ll be joined for this most intimate of performances by double bassist Lucas Drinkwater.

“the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity” The Times ★★★★
“country-soul with luminous warmth” Mojo ★★★★
“finally sets out her true claim for stardom” Q ★★★★
“the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems” UNCUT 8/10
“[Barker is] not some cultural interloper, but a true believer who has it in her blood” No Depression

Ticket link coming soon.

Past shows


Take a look at our past shows for a full list of everything we’ve done.

 

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