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Described by Radio 1’s Benji B as ‘an amazing record’, debut album A Plane Over Woods has been making gentle yet seismic waves and was recently followed by What’s Going On an ambitious and audacious response to the seminal Marvin Gaye album of the same name.
In addition to performing material from these albums, Sam Beste will also be unveiling music from Earth, On A Good Day a new project featuring vocal and musical responses to material by The Vernon Spring. The seed for this was sown when out of the blue, Sam received an adaptation of one of these songs from the artist Ghostpoet. Coincidentally, two weeks later Beste received another adaptation, this time from new artist ‘aden’, again featuring The Vernon Spring’s instrumental overlain with stunning vocals. Something was forming in the ether, it seems, and a series was born. Beste continued to collaborate with other artists and these recordings will be released this year as Earth, On A Good Day, culminating in a live performance here at Kings Place .
This is a unique opportunity to see The Vernon Spring perform his solo and collaborative works in an intimate setting, featuring guests aden, Dot Never and Loa, in celebration of the release of Earth, On A Good Day. the evening’s music will also open with a set from Loa performing their original material.
aden is a multi-instrumental musician, singer, and composer. hailing from madison, WI but of no particular home; grown at the nexus of many artistic traditions, & drawing from it all to create and perform music that not only resonates with individual hearts, but brings people closer together in a spirit of intimacy and empathy.
Dot Never are a South East London based outfit, whose music combines atmospheric electronica with angular, alternative rock.
Loa is a new collaboration between songwriter Genevieve Dawson and multi-instrumentalist Rick Leigh. The duo met at Goldsmiths and worked together on multiple projects before landing in the sound world of Loa and bringing those songs to Sam Beste as the producer on the project. Bringing together Genevieve’s distinct honeyed voice and lyricism with Rick’s love of rich harmony – Loa evokes big landscapes while still creating a heartbreaking intimacy.
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