After a stunning, sellout first event at Preston Park Museum, The Watermill Sessions, hosted by Elaine Palmer return with a new line-up comprising more of the very best of the region’s acoustic artists. In keeping with the ethos of the events the venue is just as distinctive second time around. The Manor House in Sedgefield will set the scene for another evening of sublime, emotive music spanning Folk, Americana and Roots. Capacity is very limited and tickets are already selling.
A growing archive of intimate performances filmed at the Watermill, Elaine’s childhood home, can be found at https://www.youtube.com/
Elaine hosts and curates again, playing songs from her back-catalogue and her sweetly-countrified new album “Show Me the Way” which has been picking up airplay across the globe.
She’s joined by:
Soham De is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Durham. He has recently supported the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Saint Raymond, Bondax, Meadowlark, Leo Stannard, Chris Helme (formerly of the Seahorses), Isaac Gracie, and Kal Lavelle, to name a few.
With his music also being played on radio stations such as BBC introducing in Norfolk and in the North East and Amazing Radio as well as performing on BBC 1 Look East, multiple Sofar Sounds shows, SBTV, The Never Fade Sessions, Multiple Oxjam Festivals, London Live and Cambridge TV as well as a featured act on Best of British – Unsigned, the Unsigned Guide and the Newcastle Chronicle, also placing 3rd in both the Best of British – Unsigned Music Awards and FAME Music’s ‘Stripped Back’ competition, Soham is quickly making a name for himself with his contemporaries.
Harri Endersby is a songwriter and musician from County Durham. Growing up in the North East and its thriving folk scene, Harri has been influenced by the region’s crowd of prestigious folk singers and musicians. Her music pushes at the boundaries of the genre and is constructed around a mix of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, with an emphasis on rich layering of vocal harmonies.
In a recent review of her debut album ‘Homes/Lives’, Charlie Elland from FolkWords remarked that it’s ‘never going to be an easy album to classify … and that’s integral to its attraction’, ‘its music exists on many levels’.
Callum describes himself, simply as an “alternative indie musician from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne” with influences including Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Bon Iver and Billy Ocean!
You can hear the modern,Indie and Americana influences throughout his work and it weaves an unassuming but beguiling spell around you with it’s railroad rhythms and confident picking style coupled with Callum’s lilting voice.