Carol Burtt & Rick Hayter
Upstairs @ The Brewhouse & Kitchen
Thursday, 26th May, 8pm
Carol has been a regular performer at Islington Folk Club winning the club’s Trad2Mad competition in 2014. As well as performing solo she has appeared as half of the Cruel Mothers, a duo specialising in English and American traditional song.
Carol’s repertoire also features music from France and Spain. She has twice performed at the bi-annual festival El Sueno Existe (The Dream Exists) Festival in Machynlleth with guitarist, Andrea Cavaglia, playing music inspired by the life, music and example of Victor Jara, the visionary Chilean musician and theatre director. For several years, Carol was also a member of a London-based South American band, Rompiendo Fronteras (Breaking Borders).
Rick Hayter began playing guitar in a “short-lived and thankfully forgotten punk outfit” – but refuses to reveal its name. Following this, for several years, he played American old-time string band music. Then however – in his own words – he “morphed into a dreaded singer-songwriter.” His songs are literate, tuneful and often wryly humorous. He accompanies them with a fluid, rootsy finger-picked guitar style. He says he “should have been around 50 years ago!” – we’re pleased he’s here now.
During the evening Carol and Rick will perform both separately and together.
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