Belgian band Uncle Wellington is coming to Manchester to play at The Thirsty Scholar with talented local artists Jo Rose and Hannah Ashcroft!
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.
Jo Rose //
Hannah Ashcroft //
From festivals to desert roadhouses and the streets of Europe, alt-folk singer/songwriter Hannah Ashcroft has learnt her craft on the road. Influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Feist and Radiohead she has developed a distinctive sound, combining intricate fingerpicking with haunting melodies to explore themes of humanity, mythology and superstition.
Now based in Manchester, she released her Melbourne made, debut EP ‘The Quiet Kind’ last year, receiving play on BBC Introducing and BBC6 Music and earning praise from Folk Radio UK. Playing shows across Germany, Denmark, France, Netherlands and Belgium, she has since embarked on her first European tour as well as performing at UK festivals Dot to Dot, Gardenia and Lancaster Music Festival.