KINGS PLACE FESTIVAL 2013 Friday

Music, Folk, country and blues
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Kings Place presents its sixth festival to mark the opening of the autumn season - 100 events in three days.

Aurora Orchestra: Contrasts

6pm / Hall One

Opening this year's Kings Place Festival, this ravishing chamber programme showcases the virtuosity of four of the orchestra's principal players: violinist Thomas Gould, Timothy Orpen, clarinet, Nicolas Fleury, horn, and pianist John Reid.

Vive

6:15pm / Concert Level (-2)

Vocal group Vive have a new take on a cappella sound. Talented young musicians from the Guildhall School of Music, they perform regularly in London and further afield, collaborating with established jazz artists like Jacqui Dankworth.

Oddarrang

6:15pm / Hall Two

Experimental Finnish band Oddarrang make a genre-defying sound, influenced by jazz, classical, world music and postmodern rock. They have been compared to the cool but moving expression of Icelanders like Björk and Sigur Rós.

Spoken Word

Tom Service: Towards A New Eden!...

6.30pm / St Pancras Room

Tom Service convenes a panel of composers, thinkers, performers and programmers to get to the heart of new-music's opportunities and identities in our lives.

6.45pm / Gallery Level (-1)

Folk in a Box is a unique one-on-one music venue and performance space. One audience member is allowed in at a time. The door is closed behind them. They are given one song, performed by one musician. Once inside you will be treated to your very own, very intimate concert experience with a mystery artists.

Jodie Verses Everyone

7.15pm / Box Office Stage

The sweet new sound of London 5-piece Jodie Verses Everyone is a mix of musical styles and inspirations: Beatles meets MJ, Beach Boys meets De La Soul, N.E.R.D meets Prince meets Happy Mondays. Expect something different!

Slowly Rolling Camera

8pm / Hall One

Slowly Rolling Camera is a new project that teams pianist-composer Dave Stapleton, producer Deri Roberts, vocalist-lyricist Dionne Bennett and drummer Elliot Bennett.

Olivia Chaney + special guests

8.15pm / Hall Two

Olivia Chaney – a 'quintessentially English Joni Mitchell' – studied voice and keyboard at the Royal Academy of Music. She taught herself guitar and harmonium and has created her own sound as a song-writer.

Lyrix Organix: Remixed

8.15pm / Concert Level (-2)

Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of spoken word, beatbox, freestyle rap and acoustic music from UK's very finest emerging artists.

Jo Harman & Company

8.30pm / St Pancras Room

Jo’s evocative, soulful voice has marked her out as a very special talent. Over 20 festivals are in the book for 2013, cementing her reputation as ‘the one to watch’ by a wide number of media tastemakers.

Rose, Holborn and Harris

9.15pm / Box Office Stage

Welsh songstress Deborah Rose is accompanied by gypsy jazz guitarist Remi Harris and virtuoso violinist Matt Holborn. Recent performers at Buckingham Palace and live on Radio 2, they mix sensational jazz, folk, world and blues with intelligent musicality and sensitivity.

Alasdair Roberts + special guests

10pm / Hall One

Along with Glaswegian pianist David McGuinness (of Concerto Caledonia) and London-based singer and songwriter Olivia Chaney, Alasdair will perform a set of traditional Scots ballads, interspersed with new instrumental compositions written and arranged for the quartet by Alasdair.

London Klezmer Quartet

10.15pm / Concert Level (-2)

The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers, much in demand. Their deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of pre-war Jewish Eastern Europe, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances.

Stamp Collective

10.15pm / Hall Two

From the heart of London comes a group of inspired young musicians who love folk music, and reflect the diverse styles of the big city.

National Youth Jazz Collective

10.30pm / St Pancras Room

National Youth Jazz Collective is a new and vibrant National Youth Music Organisation designed to support the creative and educational needs of the young jazz musician through regional outreach projects and an annual national summer school.

Amanda Wilkin

11.15pm / Box Office Stage

Hackney-based singer-songwriter Amanda Wilkin channels the spirit of Nina Simone and Bessie Smith with her soulful voice and bluesy chords.

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