The Lost Trades
Upstairs @ The Brewhouse & Kitchen
Thursday, 19th May, 8pm
Hailed by one reviewer as a West Country folk supergroup, this trio of Wiltshire-based singer songwriters are brought together by a mutual love of modern folk and roots music. Where, you may ask, does the name come from? Well, collectively the band are Jamie R Hawkins, Phil Cooper and Tamsin Quin and their surnames, as with many of us, were originally the identifiers of those who had a specific trade or occupation. And this is also where the title of their first album - The Bird, The Book & The Barrel - comes from.
Performing both collectively and individually penned songs, The Lost Trades tell carefully crafted stories using an array of stringed instruments and light percussion, all lovingly stitched together with soaring vocal harmonies.
The pandemic meant their debut tour in 2020 was cut short and the three retreated to their songwriting rooms and studio in an effort to condense the initial excitement into an album they could tour once the world opened up again. The Bird, The Book & The Barrel was released in June 2021 and spent several months in the Top 40 Official Folk Album Charts peaking at #29 in April 2022.
Great songwriting; exquisite musicianship and harmonies; not to be missed! Check them out below. http://www.thelosttrades.com
The Brewhouse & Kitchen is at 2a Corsica St, London, N5 1JJ. Entrance on Highbury Corner .
Admission: Members £6; Unwaged or student members £4; Non-members £8; Unwaged or student non-members £6