Pear O'Legs Records Presents Leonie Evans and Kitchman/Schmidt
We’re back at our musical home, The Harrison by King’s Cross for more fantastic folk this April.
Leonie Evans was born and raised on the edge of South East London and Kent. She’s a multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter and occasional session vocalist, teacher and event organiser who has been performing since the age of five and has never stopped.
She performs exquisite dreamy, jazzy and unclassifiable songs with her rare voice. Performing around the world with many other musicians, collaborating and collecting with her ever growing musical family.
Her first “real” solo album, Collaborations Volume 1, sees the perfect execution of a wonderfully spontaneous Leonie Evans kind of idea. One day she decided she was going to travel around England with her guitar and rucksack, visiting some of her favourite bands & recording a single song with each. So she did.
Leonie’s new album ‘Collaborations Volume 2’ is available for pre-order now.
“Like nothing else I’ve ever heard in my life” , “I was just blown away with her”- **Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 **
“Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans’ slinky, supple vocal…One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take” - **Prog Magazine **
James Kitchman (UK) and Sylvia Schmidt (DE) are a guitar-vocal duo whose original sound embraces the dynamic tension between forces of preservation and transformation. Two compelling musicians drawn together by an expansive approach to song and interpretation, they share an affinity for the Anglo-American folk songs of the Appalachian mountains. The debut album ‘As Long As Songbirds Sing’ is due for release in June 2020, and includes the track ‘I Wonder As I Wander’ which was selected by BBC Radio 3 to be aired on the Christmas eve ‘Breakfast Show’, 2019.
“It is profound and enchanting to hear her voice, sweet as liquid gold, and James’s gentle and receptive guitar playing” - Peter Stickland at EFG London Jazz Festival “