House of Trees
Saturday 13 July 2013, 7.30pm, music from 9pm.
Tickets: £10/£25 with supper
We are delighted to host Ango/Swedish band House of Trees (featuring Bridport’s own James Carnell on percussion) whose crooked jazz melodies blended with dark fairytale lyrics have been selling out top jazz and folk clubs including Ronnie Scotts in London, not to mention Sladers Yard last January, for a magical musical summer night.
Once upon a time some friends moved to a house made of, and surrounded by, trees. Situated deep in the Swedish woodlands the house is a hidden haven; a place where if no-one speaks one hears only the sound of birds, a river and the wind in the trees. There is also the sound of music….
Led by British singer/songwriter Rob Coe, House of Trees explore the myriad moods of life – thoughts, dreams, places and people – in their often mythical fairytale songs. Djamila Skoglund Voss’s earthy yet ethereal voice combines with Bridport-born James Carnell on percussion and Helena Sköld on violin.
House of Trees have seen growing success over the last 18 months. Following the release of their third album ‘Painted Gold’, they have received great reviews in LIRA (last edition), P2 Klingan and a number of UK publications and blogs such as Songlink and The Back Room Blog. They are also tipped as one of Sweden’s top underground bands to book of 2013 by MCV.
If Billie Holiday was singing Kurt Weill songs in a Tim Burton movie we might be getting somewhere close to describing the original songs of ‘House of Trees’. The group is a Swedish/English mix that blend jazz, folk and a pinch of classical to deliver a musical and lyrical journey from melancholic fairytales through dark blues to earthy jazz tunes.
When they are not on their recent tour of Europe, including Germany, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the Baltics, Portugal, Spain and the Mediterranean, the band are based deep in the Swedish forest, hidden in a magical and spellbinding landscape from which the influence of the climate and wondrous woodland can be heard seeping through their music. There is also the feeling of something slightly dark at play in the stories of the songs, giant sea creatures, a town that repels tourism and a village held together with pins, that find their origins somewhere in those woodlands.
To book your tickets at £10 or £25 with supper for Saturday 13 July please phone 01308 459511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org