Double Headliner: Hannah Moule & The Moulettes (String Ensemble) + The John Martyn Project
A one-of-a-kind, double headline show, in-the-round performance in a 15th century church.
Venue: St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich
Date & time: 09.10.22 Doors 6pm
Tickets: £20 + booking fee
Hannah Moule and the Moulettes
The prolific and reconfigured Moulettes have written 55 pieces of music, releasing five EPs over the last two years. Each EP is born of uniquely formed bands, telling a story of connection and communication in five forms; Strings, Horns, A Cappella, Electronica & Electric. The ensembles feature some of our favourite, insanely talented musicians, including the likes of Nick Cave, Bonobo, Anchorsong, Alabaster dePlume, Floating points, Seasick Steve, The Levellers, Unthanks, Falle Nioke, Rioghnach Connolly, and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.
The Strings Ensemble are pushing what can be done with a traditional chamber ensemble, moving between classical & steel string Guitars, Cellos, Viola, Piano, Violin, Harp, Nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle) Percussion & close trademark use of harmony vocals.
Now Hannah is bringing her Strings Ensemble to tour the UK, including their fifth performance at Glastonbury, they continue to be equally at home in a warehouse, concert hall, brewery, church or the backroom of a discworld tavern. This particular Smugglers show is set to be one-of-a-kind with a double headline act with The John Martyn Project.
“Lockdown Album is an overused term but some gems are emerging” - Clash Magazine
“Radical… A charismatic & revolutionary approach to songwriting” - Louder Than War
“Unique… Delicious Music ****MOJO
The John Martyn Project
Six extraordinary artists – including Blythe Pepino, Kit Hawes, Pete Josef and Sam Brookes – come together in this special project to celebrate the music of John Martyn.
Individual musical paths and varied personal connections to Martyn’s music weave together to form a gorgeous, poignant tapestry of song and lyrics that reflects the many different aspects and eras to the original material. In the wake of a special sold out show in July 2018 at the Jazz Cafe in London the project was cemented with a UK wide tour in 2019 and followed up with more sold out shows in 2021 including an intimate, bursting at the seams show in our very own Smugglers Beer and Music Cafe.
Each of the artists have brought their unique and versatile talents together with clearly such dedication and thought. Each weave their own connection to John's music into the fabric of one extraordinary evening. The many aspects and eras of Martyns music unfold in a new and poignant manner. This is not simply a run-through of Martyn’s greatest hits, this is a celebration of songwriting.
Support from Blythe Pepino
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Blythe Pepino is a singer, a songwriter, a front woman, an activist and a choir leader. By the end of 2016, Blythe had released her major label debut as front-woman of Vaults, sung on that year’s John Lewis Christmas ad and toured with London Grammar. Not one to compromise her artistic vision, in early 2017 she turned her back on the major label existence to pursue her penchant for the strange and leftfield with new band, Mesadorm.
Her voice is versatile in emotion as it is in range and tone. This opening piece will be a personal touch to welcome us into an evening of utter bliss.