BPA Live http://www.bpa-live.com Americana & Roots Music Booking Agency Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:45:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.bpa-live.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-bpa-2017-fav-32x32.png BPA Live http://www.bpa-live.com 32 32 Good Lovelies http://www.bpa-live.com/good-lovelies/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:42:05 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2485
  • 04/10/17 London at The Slaughtered Lamb
  • 05/10/17 Basingstoke, Hampshire at The Forge at The Anvil
  • 06/10/17 Cooksbridge, Lewes at Beechwood Hall
  • 07/10/17 Kirton-in-Lindsey at Town Hall
  • 08/10/17 Scarborough, North Yorkshire at The Gallery at Woodend
  • 09/10/17 Birmingham at The Kitchen Garden Cafe
Date City Venue Country
04/10/17 London The Slaughtered Lamb United Kingdom
05/10/17 Basingstoke, Hampshire The Forge at The Anvil United Kingdom
06/10/17 Cooksbridge, Lewes Beechwood Hall United Kingdom
07/10/17 Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall United Kingdom
08/10/17 Scarborough, North Yorkshire The Gallery at Woodend United Kingdom
Venue phone: 01723 384500.
09/10/17 Birmingham The Kitchen Garden Cafe United Kingdom
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Amelia Curran tour postponed http://www.bpa-live.com/amelia-curran-tour-postponed/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:32:30 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2483

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances Amelia Curran’s June tour of the UK and Ireland has been postponed. We hope the dates will be rescheduled for later this year or sometime in early 2018.

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Ana Silvera (UK) http://www.bpa-live.com/ana-silvera-uk/ Tue, 16 May 2017 12:38:11 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2463

Since the release of debut album ‘The Aviary’ in 2012 (Karamel Music Collective), singer-songwriter Ana Silvera’s work has garnered broad acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Recorded on both sides of the Atlantic, and featuring arrangements from Maxim Moston (Antony and the Johnsons), The Aviary has been described as ‘haunting grown-up fairy tales’ (Metro) and ‘a stunning album’ of ‘magical storytelling’ (The Guardian).

Raised in London, Ana’s upbringing fostered a love of folk music as well as the art of storytelling and poetry from her mother who was a writer and teacher. After studying voice at Guildhall School of Music as a teenager, and then literature at University College London, Ana began to write and record her original music for the first time on the guitar whilst living in the hills of Ibiza. Later, her wanderings drew her to live for stints in Berlin, where she explored electronic music; to New York where she recorded a significant part of ‘The Aviary’ and collaborated with filmmaker Ryan Foregger on the eerie ‘Hometown’ video; and most recently to the serene beauty of Copenhagen with its lakes and spires.

In 2011, Ana was commissioned to write and perform a seven part song cycle entitled ‘Oracles’ for three successive nights at the Roundhouse Studios. Subsequently, Ana was invited back to the main stage of the Roundhouse, co-headlining with Imogen Heap for their 2012 Reverb Festival to perform Oracles plus a new commission written for the Estonian Television Girls Choir, “Step Onto The Ground, Dear Brother!” written alongside composer Max de Wardener. The sold out show – also reprised the following night at Sage Gateshead – was hailed as ‘captivating’ (Artsdesk) and Ana described as a ‘rising star’ (The Guardian). Oracles went on to be nominated for a British Composer Award in the same year. In 2013, Ana was invited to collaborate with the Royal Ballet to co-create, compose, and perform in a new full-length work entitled ‘Cassandra’. ‘Cassandra’ was premiered at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House in October 2014. In 2015, Ana’s collaboration with early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia was released on Delphian Records.

2016 saw Ana expand her work into the areas of social justice, via a collaboration with London-based organisation Freedom from Torture in which she created a musical piece with torture survivors alongside dramaturge Christine Bacon as well as performances of her own work at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Iceland Airwaves festival and Union Chapel (singing composer Emily Hall’s music).

In 2017, the live recording of Oracles will be released alongside live footage of the performance. Ana is currently recording songs for her next album in Paris and dates will be announced soon for future performances both in the UK and Europe.

“Melodies that just wont leave you alone and a voice that tugs at your heart” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

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Chris Pureka (USA) http://www.bpa-live.com/chris-pureka-usa/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:58:50 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2432

It’s rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life’s work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring.

Chris’s elegant emotionality as a vocalist, and her flair and immediacy as a lyricist have garnered her favorable comparisons to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. She’s earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outlets as The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The AllMusic Guide. She’s shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as Dar Williams, The Lumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco.

Chris’s journey in music mirrors her path toward self-discovery. At 16, writing songs became a way of journaling. “I was shy and introverted, and songwriting was a very personal process. I never had any intention of performing,” she shares. Post high school, she went on to complete a biology degree at Wesleyan University, and afterwards, worked in a microbiology research lab at Smith College. Meanwhile, she established a music career parallel to her biology work through touring and issuing a clutch of well-received indie releases. In 2006, when Chris found herself turning down too many opportunities as a musician, she shifted her priorities to become a full-time artist.

Her latest album, Back in the Ring, is Chris’s first studio full length since 2010’s critically acclaimed How I Learned to See in the Dark. “I’m not interested in releasing songs I can’t get behind or records I don’t love,” she says of the five-year span between albums. The title of her latest playfully suggests something of an artistic comeback, but it also references the album’s themes of relationship conflict and making the decision to fight back against dark inner demons.

“My music is the outward expression of the work I’m doing internally. What I do comes from my experiences, and I strive to express these experiences authentically. Speaking my truth, and being myself, is the way that I connect with people,” Chris confides.  Her rise as an esteemed artist with captivating emotional integrity has been organic and always on her own terms. For someone who never had an intention of being a professional musician, it’s been a life of far-reaching changes and unexpected rewards.

“As timeless as Bob Dylan or Patty Griffin, and with a grace not unlike Gillian Welch” – New Noise Magazine

“If her instruments act like sonar, expanding to fill any room and find every crevice, her voice is a single directional beam” – NPR

“Dynamic, breathy vocals a la Chan Marshall.” – Magnet

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Robert Vincent and Danni Nicholls confirmed for Cambridge Folk Festival http://www.bpa-live.com/robert-vincent-and-danni-nicholls-confirmed-for-cambridge-folk-festival/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:09 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2424

We are delighted to announce that both Robert Vincent and Danni Nicholls will be performing at this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival. They will both be there on Friday 29th July with Danni playing The Den Stage at 3.35pm and Robert showcasing in The Club Tent at 10.35pm.

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Those Pretty Wrongs To Tour UK For First Time In May http://www.bpa-live.com/those-pretty-wrongs-tour-uk-for-first-time-in-may/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:41:19 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2417

We are proud to announce that Those Pretty Wrongs will be touring in late May. Those Pretty Wrongs are a duo comprising of Jody Stephens from Big Star (and head honcho at the much adored Ardent Studios in Memphis) and Luther Russell (from The Freewheelers). Big Star songs will feature in the set as well as songs from their self-titled debut of original songs. It is a short tour so it is best to get tickets fast as we are expecting demand to see them to be high.

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Tom Russell http://www.bpa-live.com/tom-russell-2/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:37:41 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2405
  • 17/11/17 Belfast at The Clayton Hotel
  • 18/11/17 Portstewart at Flowerfield Arts Centre
  • 19/11/17 Kilkenny at The Set Theatre
  • 20/11/17 Dublin at Whelans
  • 22/11/17 Cardiff at St David”s Hall Buy Tickets
  • 23/11/17 Bristol at Thekla Buy Tickets
  • 24/11/17 Lowdham, Nottinghamshire at The Village Hall Buy Tickets
  • 25/11/17 Bury at The Met Buy Tickets
  • 26/11/17 Leeds at The Brudenell Social Club Buy Tickets
  • 28/11/17 Pocklington, East Yorkshire at Pocklington Arts Centre Buy Tickets
  • 29/11/17 Oxford at The Bullingdon Buy Tickets
  • 30/11/17 Basingstoke, Hampshire at The Forge at The Anvil
  • 01/12/17 London at The 100 Club Buy Tickets
  • 02/12/17 Farncombe, Surrey at St. John”s Church Buy Tickets

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Date City Venue Country
17/11/17 Belfast The Clayton Hotel United Kingdom
18/11/17 Portstewart Flowerfield Arts Centre United Kingdom
19/11/17 Kilkenny The Set Theatre Ireland
20/11/17 Dublin Whelans Ireland
22/11/17 Cardiff St David”s Hall United Kingdom
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23/11/17 Bristol Thekla United Kingdom
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24/11/17 Lowdham, Nottinghamshire The Village Hall United Kingdom
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25/11/17 Bury The Met United Kingdom
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26/11/17 Leeds The Brudenell Social Club United Kingdom
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28/11/17 Pocklington, East Yorkshire Pocklington Arts Centre United Kingdom
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29/11/17 Oxford The Bullingdon United Kingdom
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30/11/17 Basingstoke, Hampshire The Forge at The Anvil United Kingdom
01/12/17 London The 100 Club United Kingdom
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02/12/17 Farncombe, Surrey St. John”s Church United Kingdom
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TEMPLATE – NEWS POST http://www.bpa-live.com/template-news-post/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:32:53 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/?p=2329
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Otis Gibbs http://www.bpa-live.com/otis-gibbs-2/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:04:21 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/2017dev/?p=2304
Date City Venue Country
07/11/17 Sheffield The Greystones United Kingdom
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08/11/17 Leicester The Musician United Kingdom
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09/11/17 Glasgow 02 ABC 2 United Kingdom
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10/11/17 London Bush Hall United Kingdom
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11/11/17 Newcastle The Cluny United Kingdom
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12/11/17 Manchester Academy 3 United Kingdom
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Sam Baker http://www.bpa-live.com/sam-baker/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:22:41 +0000 http://www.bpa-live.com/2017dev/?p=2255
Date City Venue Country
23/06/17 Glasgow St Andrews In The Square United Kingdom
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24/06/17 Gateshead Caedmon Hall United Kingdom
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25/06/17 Bradford Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue United Kingdom
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26/06/17 Sheffield The Greystones United Kingdom
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27/06/17 Leicester The Musician United Kingdom
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28/06/17 London Leytonstone Ex-servicemens Club United Kingdom
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29/06/17 Bristol The Tunnels United Kingdom
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