Our "Sundays in the Bar" afternoons are on the last Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 pm with free entry for all and feature a truly eclectic mix of music.
TALITHA RISE'S honey vocals and mesmeric haunting style coupled with her beautiful neo-folk songs have increasingly been enrapturing and provoking deep emotional response in live audiences. Writing from a place of raw genuinity, the visionary singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist's poetically tangible world comes armed with lullabies and battle cries hand in hand. At times heartbreaking but always hopeful.
With inspirations threading between nature, art, celtic folk, classical literature, folklore, mythology and progressive music, she has been likened to Stevie Nicks, First Aid Kit, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins and Mazzy Star .. a mix which gives you some idea of her vocal prowess. She above all sounds uniquely and instantly recognisably like herself.
Starting out in classical singing as a child, she has performed and crafted her own beautiful songs from an early age. Talitha lived in southern Ireland for 7 years where she studied music and became a regular on the folk circuit opening for notable Irish artists such as John Hoban and Niall Toner. The influences of Ireland she says have never left her and weave a noticeable thread through her work.
Upon returning to the UK her music caught the attention of Chris Difford (Squeeze), who featured on her BLUE record (BMG UK) co-written and produced by Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Goldfrapp, Marianne Faithful). She was also chosen from a mass application of artists by West London University to work on The Art of Record Production project with award winning producer Mike Howlett (Joan Armatrading, Flock of Seagulls), and film composer and arranger John Cameron (Cilla Black, Donovan).
Free entry, all welcome