Time & Leisure, Tuesday 23 February 2016
First up this month are the lovely acoustic duo Tinlin.Mixing folk balladry with a modern complex arrangements and chord structures, their new album Strangely Blue is available now. You can see them perform tracks from it at the Half Moon in Putney on Tuesday 15 March.
The following night, the wonderful Ludovico Einaudi is making a rare UK appearance at Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday 16 March. Einaudi is a semi-classical piano composer who has written some of the most beautiful piano music you’ll ever hear. His new album, Elements, is available now. And very good it is, too. If you can hack three nights in a row, there is a St Patrick’s Day knees-up at Kingston Hippodrome on Thursday 17 March. The Hippodrome has been running its New Slang night for nine years, building up a large and loyal following. This year, local Celtic folkpunks The Lagans will be leading the festivities. Booking is advised, as this night is going to raise the roof. Hopefully, they won’t run out of Guinness.
Finally, something quite different, but equally brilliant: 19-year-old Alessia Cara is playing at the Music Bar in Brixton on Wednesday 23 March. Alessia is a Canadian singer/songwriter, whose debut single Here has just been released on Def Jam. The song has accumulated over 50 million views on YouTube, where she was spotted aged 13 posting popular cover versions. This should be a cracking night. That’s all for this month. Have a great time!
Tuesday 15 March
The Half Moon, 93 lower Richmond
Road, SW15 1EU
Wednesday 16 March
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen
Caroline Street W6 9QH.
Wednesday 23 March
Music Bar, 144 Brixton Hill, SW2 1SD
Thursday 17 March
1 St James Road KT1 2AH.