Fri, 09 Jun|
Welsh Academy of Art
‘Transportive, other-worldly, carried on a river of tasteful instrumentation’ - Martin Green, Lau
Time & Location
09 Jun, 19:00 – 23:00
Welsh Academy of Art, Welsh Academy of Art, Cwmdu, Crickhowell, UK
About the event
We are so excited to be welcoming back Jemima Thewes to the studios.
Jemima Thewes is a singer-songwriter who grew up in the highlands of Scotland in an atmospheric landscape which continues to help fuel the bones of her material. She sings traditional songs and her own material.
Continuously fuelled by the preciousness of human life and also the tragicomedy of human existence, Jemima’s songwriting and live set-up has progressed to include more strings, live effects, and various strange sounding percussion, with Tim extending his percussive time-lines to include full drum-kit, sample pads and backing vocals. In small venues, this equates to otherworldly intimacy, yet can also fill a festival main stage. A surprisingly big and beautiful sound from such a small team.
Together, Jemima and Tim create an enveloping and deeply textured fusion of dark songs and bright, deep rhythms. Rooted in the folk ballad tradition yet with inspiration coming from many genres, Jemima’s songs are layered with grit, tenderness, mischief, humour and wisdom. These cloud-hopping tales are told by warm, powerful vocals with lyrics and melodies that creep up and catch you unawares, all carried on a bed of strings and playful percussion. There is an ability to hold the audience with pin-drop effect, but also get them up and dancing.
Folk ballad sounds£11.00