Pear O'Legs Records Presents: Alice Phelps + Sophie Crawford
We are back for the new year with more wonderful music at The Harrison.
Multi-instrumentalist and leader of an ethereal harp centric collective, with music influenced by folk from near and far, Irish to Chinese, Alice blends this with non traditional and blues infused melodies. Creating ambient, lilting, rhythmic harmonies with the harp allowing the bellowing husky vocals to be perfectly contrasted in a very unusual but beautiful way.
Alice composes from the harp and the violin, creating orchestral and choral peices reflecting on past and present experiences she has herself come across or witnessed from afar. After a sell out show for the release of her first record at the legendary Passing Clouds venue, she has taken London by storm playing at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Union Chapel, Ronnie Scott’s, Green Note, Cecil Sharp House to name but a few. This summer the band performed at Cambridge Folk festival, previous years they have appeared at Shambala, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party and Standon Calling. Record number two is soon to be with us as Alice and the band will be going into the studio in early 2019.
‘Think you know harp music, think again. The Alice Phelps Band’s sound was down-tuned, disembodied, discordant and powerful.’ - **Redrospective **
‘Harpist, guitarist, pianist, violinist and rich grainy singer, Alice spins blues into folk, Irish, Chinese and otherworldly elements to create original songs and a full-bodied chamber pop’ - Misfit City
Sophie Crawford is a folk musician from Stoke Newington. She plays a combination of traditional folk music and her own songs on dulcimer, accordion and ukulele. Her first album ‘Silver Pin’ produced by the composer Oliver Coates was released in October 2018. She runs the Harrison Singaround, the poetry and music night Patterned Ground and the theatre company Glimmer Theatre.