Acoustic Music Night Featuring Special Guest Elliot Morris Sat April 25th
Tickets £7 online or £9 on the door. Concessions for students and over 65′s £6 online or £8 on the door.
This amazing line-up of acoustic songwriters, guitarists and singers bring the whole spectrum of the acoustic music to life in Taunton on Saturday April 25th 2015 and an excellent price for hearing from 2 amazing and well-seasoned artists from a range of genres. We are very excited to have
- Elliot Morris
- Kiera Osment
Licensed bar available. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment or refusal on the door.
About The Artists
Featuring at CICCIC after his tour with the famous Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, Eric Clapton) and with hundreds of gigs behind him – and a coveted Danny Kyle Award from Celtic Connections 2013 – Elliott Morris has a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most sought-after young artists on the acoustic scene.
The singer-songwriter, featured in Acoustic magazine as ‘The Next Big Thing’, taps the strings and beats the guitar’s body to create an intricate spectacle, together with an original and unique sound integral to his songs.
This is a unique opportunity to see this talented singer/songwriter and don’t just take our word for it:
“Extraordinary…ludicrously youthful and absurdly talented” Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
“Very nice!” Andy Mckee — “Lovely playing” Martin Carthy
“I like his EP ‘Shadows and Whispers’ very much…I suspect we’re going to be hearing quite a bit more of that lad in the weeks and months to come!” Mike Harding
“Fantastic…Really high quality stuff!” Will Gompertz (BBC Arts Editor)
“You’ve got the tapping thing down man!” Frank Turner
“One of the most impressive guitarists to grace our studio for a very long time…a compelling listen – and mesmerizing to watch!” Dean Jackson – The Beat / BBC Introducing
“His guitar playing is intricate and skilful and his voice is strong and honest…heartfelt folky pop” Dave Gorman
“Very nice hammer-type-playing-thing-style” Adrian Lester (Hustle)
“Super-talented” Acoustic Magazine
Visit Elliots website at http://www.elliottmorris.co.uk
Kiera Osment who hales from Devon has been compared to the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos and Natalie Merchant. Honest, Soulful and Heartfelt.
Recent quote from Demos Uk:
“A Musician whose complete commitment to improving and searching deep in herself cannot help but have a unique voice and understanding. When you listen to Kiera’s music you get the feeling that it is the very fabric of herself, without Artifice and full of Art.”
Born in 2000 and from a young age has had a passion for music and drawn to the piano early on in her life. She was given her first keyboard at six, then went on to learn classical piano at nine. At this time other instruments started to capture her interest, which included the guitar and cello.
Songwriting is her greatest joy, drawing on many experiences from life and her great interest in reading to write poignant songs and haunting ballads. The strength and emotion of Kiera’s voice came to a surprise to her and her family. Singing wasn’t something Kiera set out to do, but the written songs had to be sung. Her voice is now a very important part of her music and fits the jigsaw puzzle nicely.
Quotes from the press:
North Devon Journal: “Kiera is endowed with a honey soaked voice that startles and sparkles in equal measure – a proficient pianist and guitarist to boot”
Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition: “Osment’s work stands up against that of older artists”
Jamie Harper, SoundCheck: “Pick of the bunch is Kiera Osment whose haunting piano and bewitching voice are utterly captivating. Pensive poignant songs that will wrench your heart.”
Visit Kiera’s website at http://kieraosmentmusic.com