We are delighted to announce that Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell will be playing live in our Annexe. Delicate, haunting and heartbreaking are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Jonny and Lucy’s music. After meeting at Newcastle University six years ago, they formed an unlikely alliance – unlikely because Jonny with his bittersweet kitchen-sink dramas, shows sympathy with American storytellers like Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, while Lucy’s traditional folkie upbringing and vocal style couldn’t be more English.
Just as likely to appeal to fans of Gillian Welch and the Low Anthem as the traditional folk world, their six-track EP entitled The North Farm Sessions received airplay on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6Music, sold heavily on tour supports with The Unthanks and Bellowhead, and at summer festivals including Green Man, End of the Road and Cambridge. To The Boy from The North Farm Sessions EP is being used in an independent Irish film staring Andy Serkis entitled Death of A Hero, which premiered recently at Toronto Film Festival.
Eighteen months after their acclaimed debut EP, Jonny and Lucy finally release their debut album, Kite, produced by Adrian McNally (The Unthanks). It speaks volumes about the quality and quantity of their songwriting that none of the EP tracks feature on the debut album.
‘Such a beautiful record’ – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
‘Delicate, thoughtful and intimate’ – **** The Guardian
‘Folk music’s best kept secret’ – Uncut