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Listen: Raevennan Husbandes & Tracey Browne – “Coming Home”

4 Feb

Raevennan Coming Home

2014 treated us to an unexpected surprise the other week as adopted Norwich (she’s from Lowestoft really) folky favourite Ravennan Husbandes posted a new tune online. Not just that, but it’s a duet with acclaimed Manchester singer-songwriter Tracey Browne, written and recorded after the pair first met in 2012. They’ve subsequently played a number of shows together and later this year will release an album as a duo and “Coming Home” is the first single to be taken from it.

It’s a wistful love letter to the place where we belong, the city or town where we feel most comfortable and at home, the place we miss while we are away. The intricate guitar flicks along like a train skittling through fields and villages. Pretty lyrics and warm, delicate vocals draw you in as you gaze longingly out at the rolling countryside, watching light bounce off ripples on a lake and the soft melody and imagery of home wrap round you like a soft warm towel after a cold swim.

They’ve been likened to a female Simon & Garfunkel which seems unfair as this feels like a much more equal partnership as far as talent is concerned. But it is fair to say their musical styles and vocals dovetail beautifully and “Coming Home” has raised expectations for the forthcoming album somewhat.

”Coming Home” is due for release on 6 February. Raevennan and Tracey are also due to play a gig together in Surrey on 30 May.

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Norwich Sound & Vision: Day 2 – Gig Preview

11 Oct

So, after a cracking (and tiring) night out all over the town, we’re ready to do it all again as Norwich Sound and Vision Festival hits day two. Thursday was great, but Friday looks like it could top it. Let’s see what’s on the stocks for this evening in our day 2 gig preview.

NSV13 Friday

Day 2 – Friday
Undoubtedly the biggest attraction for Friday is likely to be the appearance of two brothers at the Arts Centre. Fresh from their recent appearance on Later… Drenge (23:00) headline the Infectious Music stage with support from Superfood (22:10), Radkey (21:20) and Dems (20:30). As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a DJ set from Alt J (00:00 – 02:00). Unsurprisingly all pre-sale tickets have been sold and there will be limited space for festival wristband holders. Get there early people.

Elsewhere the Hog and Armour will be rocked to its foundations by Islet (21:40) with a possible late show from the indomitable God Damn. For an altogether more relaxed and mellifluous evening of fine tunage, look no further than the Bicycle Shop where Alphabet Bands’ favourite Lisa Redford (who we first met at last year’s festival incidentally) will be headlining (22:00).

Open will be having a late night groove to some soulful R’n’B and Hip Hop sounds for the Tru Thoughts Showcase and The Plugg Presents…. Topping the bill there is the fantastic (and previous Mercury prize nominee), Ty (23:30). Also performing will be Rodney P (22:45) and Harleighblu (22:00) amongst others.

Tilting Sky are taking over The Birdcage for the evening and will feature Alto45 (22:00), Damien Flynn (20:45) and Meadowlark (21:30) amongst their number. Meanwhile a special one-off showcase at The Assembly Rooms will include the beautiful sounds of Wooden Arms (19:30) and a full band performance from Halls (21:30), and over at Olives, the Monotrome records showcase hosts Niagara, M+A and the very good indeed Midas Fall (times tbc).

Down at The Waterfront, the main room has Nina Nesbitt (time tbc) to look forward to, and the studio will be home to San Cisco (21:00), F.U.R.S (20:00) and Bloody Knees (19:15).

Finally (for this preview, there is still more going on elsewhere), Raevennan Husbandes and Ollie Rudge will be playing acoustic sets at Cinema City.

Where we’ll be:
As tempting as it is to just plonk down at the Arts Centre for the duration we’re gonna take a risk and head out across the city once again. While logistics will be a nightmare, we will try and make it to some if not all of Wooden Arms and Halls at The Assembly Rooms, Alto45 at The Birdcage, Superfood and Drenge at The Arts Centre and Ty at Open. How successful/feasible that plan is remains to be seen.

Tracks of the Day

For more information on the festival as a whole and a full list of performers and a programme of gigs, visit the Norwich Sound and Vision website.

In Session: Raevennan Husbandes – “Stay”

10 Apr


Last week we shared a gorgeous session with you from the extremely talented Ravennan Husbandes. We loved her performance so much that while we were there, we asked her very nicely if she would do another song for us. Luckily she is as lovely as she is talented and said yes.

The very wonderful Sessions Productions have done the leg work for us once again, so now we can present Raevennan in session once again, this time performing “Stay”.

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In Session: Raevennan Husbandes – “Sirens”

3 Apr


Here in Norwich we are blessed to be home to some outstanding singer-songwriters and now, in Raevennan Husbandes, we have another who is winning hearts and minds all around the city and way beyond. Ok, so she is actually from Lowestoft which isn’t really Norwich and no, technically it isn’t even Norfolk but we are claiming her for the city, she’s just too good not to.

Like another of the City’s exceptional talents, the divine Milly Hirst, Raevennan is blessed with a voice that silences rooms and captivates audiences. It is sweet and pure and drifts beautifully over the intricate and dexterous guitaring she plays underneath. Last year she won the Future Radio Next Big Thing Competition (previous winners include Ed Sheeran, just saying) and even more remarkably, she was diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome a couple of years ago after she suddenly lost the ability to move, see and hear.

Thankfully she is no longer afflicted and her talent is shining through once more and we were keen to see it first hand. So we grabbed the wonderful Sessions Productions and headed to OPEN to meet up with Raevennan and film an exclusive session. We’ll share more next week but for now, enjoy the delights of her new track, “Sirens”.

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