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'Bittersweet': Goldie Reed single launch, Sunday 25th March 2012

Goldie Reed is releasing her debut single 'Bittersweet' on March 25th at the Grey Lady in Tunbridge Wells hosted by Paul Dunton. The physical single will be available on the night for £2, and includes acoustic track 'Butterflies'.... AND the first 25 people to purchase a physical copy will get a free cupcake!

Headline Act: Goldie Reed

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Goldie Reed has been performing with her 4-piece band since late 2010, regularly appearing around London and the South East. Influenced by musicians such as Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, T-Bone Burnett, Eva Cassidy and Tom Waits, Goldie’s rootsy music has gained a wonderful response from satisfied audiences- “People keep asking when we will have something to release which is so lovely to hear, and we are grateful that everyone has been patient while we make something we are proud of. We are releasing our debut single ‘Bittersweet’ on March 25th at the Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells, and hope everyone loves it as much as us!” says Goldie. Support comes from the Ty Watling Band, and David Migden & the Dirty Words- two brilliant bands that make the perfect addition to Goldie’s performance. Physical copies are available tonight and hold the added bonus of Goldie’s acoustic track ‘Butterflies’. With the first 25 physical singles purchased, you will receive a complimentary cupcake. Goldie and the boys are currently working hard on their debut album that is due for release this summer. “The album is sounding great, but it has meant that we are taking a break from performing- and we love performing so we have been looking forward to tonight for a long time now!” ‘Bittersweet’ will also be available to download from iTunes, and other online retailers on the same day.

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David Migden & The Twisted Roots

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Sidestepping the customary blues-clichés, David Migden & The Twisted Roots – their name accurately reflecting the melting pot genre – perform unique material in a genre-busting crossover of blues, rock and American roots music. His range and tone astonishing; David Migden is regarded as one of the best male vocalists of contemporary Blues music!

David Migden was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, moving to the UK as a teenager. After playing and touring around Europe, initially in the Lee Sankey Group with Matt Schofield and Ian Siegal, he then teamed up with (the then) Dirty Words, releasing “Second Hand Tattoo,” their debut album, to an excellent response from critics and fans alike. David Migden and his band, by now renamed Twisted Roots  released their follow-up album “Killing It” in 2012, once again receiving lustrous reviews in the relevant media and radio play across the globe.

David Migden & The Twisted Roots won the prestigious New Brunswick “Battle of the Blues” competition and appeared at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Canada in Sept 2013,. They were nominated in the British Blues Awards for best original song (“Shel”), and twice in a row, 2013 and 2014, in the category best singer. The band also won both Best Band and Best Newcomer in the “Blues Matters“ writers’ poll of 2013. As a result they were chosen to represent the UK at European Blues Challenge 2104 in Riga, Latvia in April 2014, where they won third place. In Riga they were noticed by Alfie Falckenbach of Blues Boulevard Records, and in the following months an agreement was reached for worldwide release of their third album of self-penned songs: “Animal And Man.”

The band’s reputation has been growing with radio play across the UK, Europe and the US.‘Animal & Man’, recorded at Rimshot studios in Kent, has the sound and songs the band have always wanted. 

The members of The Twisted Roots have each individually played with a host of internationally renowned artists including Robert Plant, James Brown, Matt Berry and Corinne Bailey Rae, and have gained a reputation for playing exhilarating shows.

David Migden – Vocals/Trumpet/Piano

Phil Scragg – Bass

James Sedge  – Drums/Percussion

Joe Gibson  – Guitar/Backing Vocals

Graham Mann – Keyboard/Trombone/Backing Vocals/ Percussion

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Ty Watling

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Ty Watling is a Kent based Guitarist and Singer/Songwriter. Over the past few years he has built his reputation around the festivals and clubs of the South East of England, playing his laid back blend of English folk and Americana. He has also been working with the help of respected British songwriter Peter Bruntnell to record his first album, which is due for release early in 2012.

2011 provided many highlights including supporting Folk luminaries Richard Thompson and Julie Felix, as well as many gigs with Americana artists such as Otis Gibbs, Linda McRae and Danny Schmidt.

With the release of his album ‘Fruitful Harvest’, and festival dates already confirmed for the summer, 2012 looks to be another interesting year.

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