Belgian band Uncle Wellington is coming to Bristol to play at The Old England with talented local artists Emily Magpie and Cécile!
Uncle Wellington //
Oscillating between charming pop and soul with a hip-hop vibe, Uncle Wellington creates a universe in which hybrid drums are seductively intertwining with melancholic electronics. Between acoustic beauty and analogue experiment. Between raw poetry and sweet delusion.
The Belgian band released their debut album in october on Vynilla Records. The faster I waltz, the better I jive was produced by Filip Tanghe (Balthazar, Warhaus) and finished by John Davis (Gorrilaz, Nick Cave) at Metropolis Studio's in London.
Cécile is an Anglo-French singer-songwriter based in the UK. For the last four years she has been building her reputation in the Bristol music scene with her nylon string guitar and combination of English and French vocals. She brings a distinctive and crowd-soothing voice, touching melodies and an endearing personality to the stage to deliver gentle and honest live performances.
Cécile recorded and released her debut EP in 2015; a collection of songs reflecting on time and memories. ‘Ten Past Twelve’ captures the simplicity of acoustic tunes and touching melodies. It was recorded in a DIY format, arranged and co-produced by fellow musician Jack Cookson (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee).
After a successful tour of Eastern France in 2016, Cécile has been gigging regularly in the UK, both as headline and support. Recent performance highlights include SofarSound, Bristol Bierkeller, The Louisiana, Dot-to-Dot Festival, Cornwall Folk Festival and the Bristol Harbour Festival. She has shared the stage with the likes of Emily & Ogden, Lonely Tourist, Circe's Diner and Emily Magpie; as well as collaborating with several musicians from the South West region; most recently with Gavin Osborn on his latest album ‘Echo Bridge’.
Emily Magpie //
Bristol based singer songwriter / producer Emily Magpie released her sophomore EP 'The Witching Hour' in November 2017. A bewitching collection of tracks juxtaposing an ethereal splendour with driving electronics, The EP is a reflection on the magic of the everyday and of being human.
Emily has received rave reviews from press including The Line of Best Fit, Tap the Feed, DIY & Clash as well as BBC Introducing. Recent gigs include Green Man Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Sofar Sounds, The Louisiana and The Islington. Emily kicked off 2018 playing support to This is the Kit, with more tour dates and a third EP lined up.