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Young Folk - Grace Petrie and Joe Banfi - at The Greystones Sat 7th July


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Young Folk

Featuring Grace Petrie and Joe Banfi

live at

The Greystones

Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS

 

Saturday 7th July 2012

8.00pm (doors 7.30pm)

 

A fantastic evening of Young Folk from two dynamic artists in support of the Friends of Edward Carpenter community project - http://www.friendsofedwardcarpenter.co.uk

 

Grace Petrie comes from Leicester in the East Midlands. She writes indie folk rock songs (a couple with an acoustic punk twist), plays the guitar and sings with a voice that has been likened by listeners to Laura Marling and Kate Nash. From the humble beginnings of small gigs in her hometown in 2006 and a home-recorded debut album, Grace quickly acquired a reputation as one of the best artists on the flourishing Leicester music scene, and a following of dedicated listeners. In 2007 she supported Frank Turner and Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and released a second CD, Feel Better, to critical acclaim. From there onwards she began to break onto the festival scene, playing Leicester’s acclaimed folk weekender, The Big Session Festival, and the more commercial Summer Sundae, as well as the main stage at Nottingham Gay Pride 2009, where she played to over 10,000 people.

 

In 2010 Grace’s music began to take a new, political direction. The heartbreaking results of the UK general election inspired in her such rage and despair that she picked up a guitar and wrote what has become one of the most celebrated anti-establishment anthems of recent times, Farewell to Welfare. When folk legend (and Grace’s personal hero) Billy Bragg heard her music and invited her to play at Glastonbury on the Leftfield stage, she went down a storm and, in Bragg’s own words, “stole the f@!#ing show, sister!”

 

In 2011, Grace Petrie exploded onto the national music scene. Alongside UK tours with Emmy the Great and Josie Long, she embarked on a string of festival appearances including End of the Road, Greenbelt and, of course, a triumphant return to Glastonbury. National airplay on BBC 6music from Josie Long, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq as well as interviews in The Guardian and Diva magazine have cemented Grace’s name in the public consciousness, and the release in December of Mark My Words, the politically charged follow-up to Tell Me A Story, was met with such excitement that the CD sold out within 48hours. With festival appearances already confirmed for the summer, 2012 looks set to be a big year for Grace Petrie - http://www.gracepetrie.com

 

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Joe Banfi makes you feel like you’re trapped in a world of his choice, held by a hypnotic guitar and sublime northern voice. His aggressive sound contrasts with something delicate and haunting that floats through everything Joe creates.

 

Joe is based in Sheffield UK, and has toured with the likes of Ellen And The Escapades. Discovered by Kevin Jones and Ben Lovett (Communion Records) in the Summer of 2011, he captured Communion’s audience at Notting Hill Arts Club before being invited back to record a single entitled ‘Olive Green’ with the label, to be released on “Communion – New Faces” in April 2012. Through this song you can hear where Joe feels most at home, and he simultaneously provides you with shelter and something fearful to hide from as you listen.

 

Joe Banfi sounds beautifully angry. Imagine Nick Drake’s “Five Leaves Left” passing through Deftones’ “White Pony”. When a song of his finishes you leave the place it has taken you to, and all you can do is listen again - joebanfi.bandcamp.com

 

This will be a great night from two podigious talents hurtling to the top of their game.

 

Tickets are £6.50 adv

Online: http://www.cliffordevents.co.uk

Cheque: call Mark Scott on 0794 136 1510 to arrange

Venue: available at The Greystones daily before 6.00pm

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Press release for the Young Folk show

 

RISING TALENT LENDS A MUSICAL HAND TO SHEFFIELD COMMUNITY PROJECT

Sheffield community project, Friends of Edward Carpenter (FOEC), will benefit from the prodigious talents of two rising stars at a benefit concert in the city this July. The community project is dedicated to providing a permanent memorial to Carpenter, an important 19th and 20th Century political and social activist who lived for over 40 years in and around Sheffield. The group is seeking to raise funds through a series of community and arts events.

 

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Grace Petrie and Joe Banfi combine forces for a co-headlining acoustic concert at The Greystones on Saturday 7th July 2012. Both musicians are destined for great things, receiving universal plaudits for their recorded work and live performance. This special concert presents a unique opportunity to see these outstanding young artists in an intimate showcase.

 

Grace Petrie writes indie folk rock songs, plays the guitar and sings with a voice that has been likened by listeners to Laura Marling and Kate Nash. She is the musician in residence for Friends of Edward Carpenter community project.

 

From the humble beginnings of small gigs in her hometown and a home-recorded debut album in 2006, Grace quickly acquired a reputation as one of the best artists on the flourishing Leicester music scene, and a following of dedicated listeners.

 

Grace’s recent music has a political edge inspired by the heartbreaking results of the UK general election in 2010. Filled with rage and despair, she picked up a guitar and wrote what has become one of the most celebrated anti-establishment anthems of recent times, Farewell to Welfare. When folk legend (and Grace’s personal hero) Billy Bragg heard her music and invited her to play at Glastonbury on the Leftfield stage, she went down a storm and, in Bragg’s own words, “stole the f@!#ing show, sister!”

 

Grace’s hard work has paid off and she exploded onto the national music scene in 2011. Alongside UK tours with Emmy the Great and Josie Long, she embarked on a string of festival appearances including a triumphant return to Glastonbury. National airplay on BBC6 music as well as interviews in The Guardian and Diva magazine have cemented Grace’s name in the public consciousness. The release of her latest album, the politically charged Mark My Words, was met with such excitement that the CD sold out within 48 hours.

 

Steve Slack, co-director of Friends of Edward Carpenter said: “We are delighted that Grace Petrie has agreed to perform a benefit concert for us in July. Friends of Edward Carpenter are looking to raise funds through a series of community and arts events. Grace’s music is a perfect match with a celebration of Carpenter’s legacy.”

 

Grace will be performing solo and with her band.

 

Joe Banfi makes you feel like you’re trapped in a world of his choice. Held by a hypnotic guitar and sublime northern voice, he produces something dark and yet delicate with a haunting that that floats through everything he creates.

 

Discovered by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons) and Kevin Jones of Communion Records in the Summer of 2011, he captured Communion’s audience at Notting Hill Arts Club before being invited back to record a single ‘Olive Green’ with the label. His acclaimed track was released on the album Communion: New Faces in April 2012.

 

Joe has gigged all over Sheffield and the UK, touring with the likes of Ellen and the Escapades, building his following and honing his craft. It must have paid off as Joe will be playing at this year’s Tramlines Festival and, the day after The Greystones show, leaves for a recording session in London with Communion Records producer Ian Grimble. An original E.P. is scheduled for release later in the year.

 

“I am delighted to see Joe play as co-headliner on the Backroom stage,” the show’s promoter, Mark Scott said. “He came up to me at the end of a show I did last year and gave me a CD. I listened to it a few days later and was blown away by his haunting voice and beautiful phrasing. It was a no-brainer; I booked him for one of my shows a few days later and he was amazing.”

 

Joe will be joined by a cellist, bass player and supporting vocals for his performance.

 

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Details

 

Young Folk - Grace Petrie and Joe Banfi play The Greystones on Saturday 7th July at 7.30pm

Tickets are £6.50.

 

For more details visit http://www.mygreystones.co.uk and http://www.cliffordevents.co.uk

 

For more details of the Friends of Edward carpenter community project, visit: http://www.friendsofedwardcarpenter.co.uk

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