Sounds Like: Nina Simone, Rickie Lee Jones, Amos Lee, Terry Callier, Eric Bibb
Bio: Day Dawns is a truly exceptional debut album from Melissa James, a singer-songwriter who has, for some time, been causing a stir at her live shows and attracting a steady stream of followers, entranced by her earthy, soulful sound.
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This will be Sarah's second visit to this lovely arts centre in Surrey, this time with a very special support slot from the wonderful Melissa James (http://www.melissa-james.com)! Once again, Sarah will also be giving a DADGAD guitar workshop at 5:30pm. Workshop fee £15. For more info, visit http://www.farnhammaltings.com or ring 01252 745444.
Gig in a Gallery The Gallery Cafe Melissa James with guest Rowland Sutherland + Kaz Simmons "Gigs Pop Up in a Gallery, Raising Money for Charity" Singer/songwriter, Melissa James, learned of the Small Steps Project charity in late 2012. Listening to the radio while driving one cold bleary December day, she was drawn to the stories described by Small Steps Project founder, Amy Hanson, who talked of children and families she’d come across in Cambodia who were living and feeding from municipal rubbish tips On arriving back home, she read more about the charity online and began wondering what she could do to help. Some weeks later the concept of Gig in a Gallery was born. Combining her desire to put on concerts in art gallery spaces with raising money for Small Steps, the idea seemed like a perfect way to fundraise while also connecting with others through her love of music and performing. If you can’t make a gallery gig date but would like to make a donation to Small Steps Project, do so via the Gig in a Gallery page on the Just Giving website or else text your donation amount to 70070 followed by this code GIAG77
Supa Fine continue to provide you another night at the Map Studio Cafe. The live music is of the highest quality. This month we introduce you to the lovely vocals of singer Melissa James that blends the soul, jazz, folk and blues. which often open up to reveal the sometimes raw elements of her innermost thoughts. Day Dawns is a truly exceptional debut album from Melissa James, a singer-songwriter who has, for some time, been causing a stir at her live shows and attracting a steady stream of followers, entranced by her earthy, soulful sound. Think Lizz Wright meets Amos Lee as they cross paths with blues man, Eric Bibb and you’d be getting very close. Fusing her love of blues, folk and jazz in a bundle of soul, her songs take you on mini detours, opening you up to the sometimes raw elements of her innermost thoughts. Combined with the velvety power through which she delivers, expect a performance which will leave your spine tingling. “They don’t write ‘em like that anymore...except they do. Superb singer in classic mould.” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music “…great late night listening, this lady is certainly worth checking out.” (Blues Matters!, August/September 2012) "...James takes all of her musical loves - jazz, blues, soul, folk - and wraps them up into songs that achieve an astonishing array of moods and emotions." 4-stars (Jazzwise, August 2012) Don't be left disappointed in missing out a truly lovely evening and get your ticket now as it's very important that you book and in advance and reserve a table because this is an intimate venue and ticket go fast. Contact Supa Fine Uk for tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org send us a email with the full names. The Map Studio Cafe | 46 Grafton Road | London NW5 3DU
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