Moulettes have today announced UK support across their December tour. Rachel Newton, Kate in the Kettle, Rioghnach Connolly & Ellis Davies, Bunty, Mike Dennis, and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.
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Moulettes, one of the UK’s most unique touring bands have announced some of the most exciting and up and coming supports for their four date UK headline tour this December. Kicking off in Glasgow on 4 December and followed by shows in Manchester and Bristol before finishing up in London on 8 December where they will be co-headlining Cadogan Hall with 9Bach for what is set to be an incredibly memorable show.
Singer, harpist and BBC Radio 2’s Folk Musician Of The Year, Rachel Newton joins the Moulettes for their first show of the tour in Glasgow at Oran Mor on Monday 4 December. Her recent album ‘Here’s My Heart Come Take It’ was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year award and was described by The Observer as “a beauty”. Scottish singer, fiddle player and composer Kate In the Kettle will open the show. Having been brought up in the Folk music scene in Edinburgh and learning about traditional Scottish music, Kate Young combines these traditions with her own compositions which has established her as one of Scotland’s rising stars and critical acclaim from The Guardian, MOJO and many more.
Joining the band at their Manchester show on Tuesday 5 December will be Rioghnach Connolly. Having been a highlight at the Manchester Jazz Festival, Rioghnach is a force of nature. Her inspirations come from Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald and Delores Keane but her style is her own, blending the traditional Irish music that she grew up on with songs from her various projects including Honeyfeet and Black Lung. Rioghnach will be joined by Ellis Davies on the guitar for this very special show.
Bunty, a Brighton-based musician and visual artist will be taking to the stage in Bristol on Thursday 7 December. Part of the Beatabet collective, live Bunty uses her renegade multi-instrumentalism, voice, effects pedals and a mash of real and made-up languages. Her live show is like nothing else with each set bringing to life a huge amount of improvisation, meaning this performance will be unlike any other she has done before. To continue the theme of the unexpected, in addition to Bunty, classically-trained violinist Mike Dennis will be supporting. His love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr has led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he calls Violinica. Drawing inspiration from daily British life and the perils and profits of love - you will not see any other artist like this!
The final date of the tour will see The Moulettes co-headline the prestigious Cadogan Hall in London alongside 9Bach. They are joined by multi-talented rising star Ayanna Witter-Johnson. Having been nominated for a MOBO Award, this vocalist, cellist, pianist, songwriter and composer from North London is unlike any other with her live shows taking the audience on an intimate journey.
For The Moulettes December 2017 is the concluding chapter of the two-year ‘Preternatural’ tour, and the last chance to see the astounding live show that has taken the band across Europe from Poland to Malta, and across Canada from Nova Scotia to Victoria Island.
Monday 4 December - Oran Mor, Glasgow
Support from: Rachel Newton and Kate Young
Tuesday 5 December - Band on the wall, Manchester
Support from: Rioghnach Connolly & Ellis Davies
Thursday 7 December - Trinity, Bristol
Support from: Bunty and Mike Dennis
Friday 8 December - Cadogan Hall, London
Co-headline with 9Bach. Support from: Ayanna Witter Johnson