An evening with Caitlin Stubbs and Henry Bateman
This won’t be the ordinary double-bill gig, but an evening of collaboration between two bands and artists. Henry and Caitlin will swap songs and even bands during the course of the night.
TICKETS: £3 adv.
Featuring the bands of:
(Henry Bateman - guitars/vocals, Lewis Downs - guitar/vocals, Frazer Kerslake - bass, Chris Camm - keyboards/vocals, Greg Burns - drums/percussion/vocals)
(Caitlin Stubbs - guitar/piano/vocals, Frankie Harper (keyboards/electronics/vocals), Roan Kenner, (bass) Henry Bateman (guitar), Sam Newham (drums and electronics), Holly Matthews (vocals), Katie Heap (vocals)
Henry Bateman is a musician and songwriter from Gloucestershire, currently studying at the acclaimed Leeds College of Music. Never one to be in a ‘mould’, Henry’s style has been influenced by a range of original guitarists/singer/songwriters – ranging from Michael Hedges to Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman and James Taylor. Their influences have been formative in shaping Henry’s ability to play sparkling fingerstyle guitar and write and perform his own compositions with a confidence and flair that is earning him a burgeoning reputation for his spellbinding live work.
"Not so much a breath of fresh air - more a full force musical gale that lifts you to places you didn't know existed. A very extraordinarily gifted young man; one of the coming musical generation's front-runners in the making" – John Drummond (musician and promotor for Brewery Blues, Gloucestershire)
Caitlin Stubbs is a singer/songwriter from Brighton, England. Her songs inhabit a crossroads between the ethereal storytelling of folk/blues and the introspective side of pop. Think Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and Father John Misty. She takes great inspiration from her poet/playwright grandfather, the late Adrian Mitchell whose anti-war, often satirical songs and poems she sometimes performs alongside her own compositions. She has supported prestigious folk artists such as Marika Hackman and Julie Felix (“Britain’s first lady of folk” – The Times). In 2011 Caitlin supported Sarah Lee Guthrie (granddaughter of Woody Guthrie) in Brighton where the two performed a duet of a song that Caitlin’s grandfather had written with Sarah Lee's father, Arlo Guthrie.