Last updated: Sun 2 Nov 2014

Nunney Acoustic Cafe November 2014

Nunney Acoustic Café on Sunday 8 March features Ells and the Southern Wild – kind of new to the cafe, but sort of not.

Ells and the Southern WildYou would have seen Ellie Ponting performing solo over the last few months and Daryl is just a total musical tart, currently playing in three different bands, so you’re bound to have seen him in one or t’other!

Formed by singer-songwriter, Ells, in late 2013 as part of a recording project with Cheltenham based producer Dave Saunders, Ells and the Southern Wild are a three piece band blending melodious acoustic and rock sensibilities. Defined by Ells’ strong song-writing style and vocal presence, they seamlessly blend elements of folk, pop and rock.

As a solo artist, Ells has been described as “a dark horse with the voice of an angel” (Tanya Kelly, Priory Inn), her songs are accessible yet moving, tinged with emotion, and ranging in style from dark-edged piano pop to acoustic guitar based melodies with elements of folk-punk. With the addition of Daryl Ball on bass and mandolin, and Tom Long on drums and percussion, the band has brought a harder edge to Ells’ already accomplished portfolio. Their live performances are honest, heart-felt and direct.

Ells’ debut album, Freedom and Flight was released in July 2013. Live, she has supported artists such as Dave McPherson (InMe) as a solo artist, and has appeared at numerous festivals including Treefest at the beautiful National Arboretum at Westonbirt.

She has made several live appearances on BBC Gloucester, BBC Wiltshire, Stroud FM and on Swindon 105.5fm, as well as gaining radio play with her single His Words Lie Heavy (released June 2014), and Tangled Waltz; both featured on her debut album. Beasts of Their Own, recorded with the band line-up, was released as a free download on ellsmusic.bandcamp.com in January 2014.

For more information about Ells and the Southern Wild, visit their Facebook page, the brilliant website or their page on Reverbnation.

As well as their brilliance, we will have stacks of open mic time for you – yes, you – so come along with three songs and show us what you can do. You can be certain of a fantastic audience.

New from this month onwards are workshops for the little ones. The unbelievably talented George Yot will be theming a workshop each month and supplying all the materials necessary to keep your little darlings occupied for hours. This month it is making sock puppets.

There will be the usual sumptuous array of food, cakes, boozy stuff and unboozy stuff, free newspapers and more cosiness than you can shake an electric blanket at.

And now we no longer clash with anything in Frome, you don’t have to worry about missing out on anything!

Nunney Acoustic Café is on Sunday 8 March from 2pm until 6pm-ish. Entry is £4 for adults, free for under 16s and performers.

Nunney Acoustic CaféContact information
Nunney Acoustic Café
Keren and Francis Hayden
Telephone 01373 836 315
Email kerenhayden@gmail.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/124651957266

Nunney Village Hall
Berry Hill
Somerset BA11 4LZ

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