Yesterday I went to Rough Trade Nottingham to the latest in a really great series of events run in conjunction with the venue by Y Not Festival and BBC Introducing East Midlands. Beforehand, I'd only heard of one of the acts playing, The Golden Troubadours, as their percussionist/drummer is a friend of mine from work. I thought I'd go and check them out and see some other new music at the same time. Good choice.
The first act up was a folk singer/songwriter called Kelly Oliver. Kelly hails from Hertfordshire and has strong Irish roots which shine through in her songwriting and her beautiful voice. She told the crowd about how she inherited her love of folk music from her Irish grandmother, and spoke eloquently of the stories that inspired her music. Unfortunately I didn't have time to properly capture the audio, but this video of her song 'Jericho' shows you a brief glimpse of her talent.
Great huh? Well this next lot aren't half bad either. It's The Golden Troubadours, playing a brand new, never before recorded song called 'Dancing With Pretty'. Thankfully I managed to record the audio properly for this one too, so the quality is that bit better!
Also on the bill were the excellent Crosa Rosa and Nai Harvest. Unfortunately I ran out of SD card space to get footage of them!