Catch Acoustic Originals at Ryde Arts Festival

Acoustic Originals goes on tour next week, heading East for the Ryde Arts Festival.

Floella Grace:

Thanks to Rachel for sharing details with OnTheWight readers of next week’s Acoustic Originals event on tour. Ed

After our sensational adventure at Kashmir Café at the Isle of Wight Festival, Acoustic Originals will be hosted for the first time by Ryde Arts festival at St Thomas’s Heritage Centre, Ryde.

Join us on Wednesday 3 July at 8pm for an evening of diverse, original music performed by five fantastic songwriters from our beautiful Island.

Keri Highland
A versatile and brilliant vocalist, songwriter, piano and guitar player who has re-emerged after a year’s rest with new songs and lyrics that boldly and often jovially recount personal experiences.

During live performances Keri sings soulfully and openly gives herself to her appreciative audience.

Christine Hughes
Performing for the first time at Acoustic Originals, former member of Grand Slam Christine has been writing songs for a long time, taking inspiration from personal experience as well as from stories.

Christine regularly performs at The Old Comical in Sandown and Nelson’s Tavern in Mudeford as well as working as a Creative Practitioner for Island-based charity Independent Arts.

James Tindle
A talented singer-songwriter and accomplished guitarist who has been busily recording some of his self-penned works at the Island’s very own Studio Humbug; the results are eagerly anticipated.

He cites inspiration from 70s folk artists such as Nick Drake and John Martyn and we have a feeling you’ll be seeing much more of James in the coming months.

Damien Paul
A gifted singer / songwriter based on the Island and recently went down a storm at Quay Arts’ very own Kashmir Café at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Accompanied by his talented band, Damien will be treating us to a set of blues-influenced songs from his recent album; he will be supporting the Stompin’ Dave’s Blue Trio at the Quay on 5 July.

Floella Grace Band
After a stunning performance at Kashmir we’re honoured that Floella and her exceptional band of brothers will be gracing (see what we did there?!) our stage for Ryde Arts festival, singing us their songs of toothpaste, devotion and little red shoes.

‘Floella doesn’t rhyme for the sake of rhyming, she tells a story, and does it with such conviction that you could visualise certain imagery to the lyrics.’ Three for a Girl

Doors open at 7pm with performances from 8pm – entry is absolutely free and we’d love to see you!

Image: © Used with permission of Lucy Boynton

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Friday, 28th June, 2013 10:02am



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