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Thu, 7 February 2019
From 19:30pm to 23:00pm
A rare opportunity to see Storm the Palace perform live south of the border. They are an Edinburgh-based five-piece fronted by Sophie Dodds, a Scottish chanteuse whose songwriting fuses European folk tradition with pop sensibilities. For over ten years she has been accompanied by the remorseless beats of drummer Gordon Webster. In 2014 they met accordionist, pianist and legend of the Edinburgh indie-folk scene Reuben Taylor, and Storm the Palace was born. The line-up also boasts Pippa Murdie on backing vocals, stringed instruments and stoney looks, and Sam Wilkinson on bass guitar and cockney bellowing. Expect to hear their signature lush arrangements - Storm the Palace’s music has been described as baroque folk. We are their first stopping off point as part of a mini-tour that will bring them south of the border for the first time in two years. They have been featured on blogs and radio shows from the US to New Zealand, including BBC 6 Music and Radio Scotland, and are at the forefront of the cinematic folk pop revolution you hadn’t realised you needed. They are currently at work on their second album and have a new batch of songs to unveil to their London fanbase. "Magnificent" - Vic Galloway (BBC Scotland) They “vault over genre barriers without looking back” - Clash Music Magazine. Storm the Palace will be more than ably supported by Crayon Angels.
The music starts at 8 o’clock usually with a 45 minute set by the support act followed by the first half of the headliner’s set at about 8:45. When you first encounter the Uxbridge Royal Naval Association hut that serves as home for the Uxbridge Folk Club you could be forgiven for thinking that maybe you might not have found the right place. It is located in the middle of a car-park just a 5 minute walk from Hillingdon Station on the London Underground, and its resemblance to a World War II barracks with its anti-aircraft gun standing guard outside looks rather unpromising and a little foreboding. However, looks can be deceiving; this is a venue much beloved by performers and patrons alike. We pride ourselves on the eclectic nature of our acts and each week can be very different. We try to put on world-class headliners and encourage up-and-coming acts (such as Donovan in 1960-something!) We like to encourage floor-spots and we have had some great performances. We generally meet on the last Thursday of the month. So come along and experience a unique venue and a warm welcome from the usual crowd - including the sailor who lurks in the corner, mourning, from inside his coffin, the passing of the rum tot!
Entry £12 (members £10)