One of the country’s fastest-rising folk stars will headline our September event as KIM LOWINGS AND THE GREENWOOD's ‘Wild & Wicked Youth’ album launch tour stops off in South Gloucestershire.

Kim and the band first appeared at the club back in July 2015, when they were the opening act for Jackie Oates. Their set was so well-received that we immediately invited them back for a headline gig of their own.

Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi- instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales.

The group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim and her Dad, Andrew, collaborating with Midlands musicians. Since then the Greenwood has become an established four-piece on the British folk scene. Their recorded work prior to this latest album includes their debut album This Life (2012), EP Deepest, Darkest Night (2013) and Historia (2015), heralded as "beautiful and enchanting” by Living Tradition and "absolutely captivating” by R2 Magazine.

Opening the evening’s entertainment will be local singer GAV BALL.

Gav is the lead singer of local band BUSK. He has been writing songs and playing in bands for over a decade. He loves performing and interacting with a crowd and has more recently been inspired to write songs about his beloved hometown of Bristol.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 15th September 2017, are available from MELANIE'S KITCHEN or online HERE. There will be a full bar, stocking Severn Cider, soft drinks, wine, hot drinks and locally-brewed real ale from Hambrook-based brewery GREAT WESTERN BREWING CO., and locally-made NAUGHTY BROWNIES. There will also be a raffle. You are encouraged to bring your own glass/mug/tankard/ bucket as part of our drive to be ecologically sustainable.