Ethemia plus Rob Richings
22 September | 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm| £12
Acoustic Duo Ethemia (Michaela Mott and Berny Poulton) are currently touring the UK and we are delighted to welcome them to the Goods Shed.
Their distinctive sound with strong vocals, beautiful harmonies, catchy melodies and great guitar riffs brings ‘Fleetwood Mac’ to mind. Their trademark charismatic onstage chemistry and heartfelt performances certainly leave their mark.
Ethemia (ethemia.com) have toured extensively throughout Europe and the UK and have been broadcast on many radio stations. Legendary acts they have supported include The Strawbs, Curved Air, Loudon Wainwright III and Steeleye Span. They will shortly be working with John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett. Geoff Dunn (drummer of Van Morrison and Procal Harum fame) guests on their recently released EP “Common Ground”.
Reviews for Ethemia
TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio London, was moved to comment on air: “Fabulous music… that was amazing! It’s quite hypnotic watching you both…you’re fantastic! The entire studio is lost for words… I’m completely overwhelmed. Would you please come back on my show?”
“Ethemia…absolutely amazing! Incredible! …one of my albums of the year.” Paul Moss BBC Introducing
“Quirk of Fate… powerful and thought provoking.” Neil King Fatea Magazine
“Unbelievably beautiful! I love your harmonies… spine chilling stuff… I love it! There aren’t enough male and female duos out there. There needs to be more like you in the mainstream.” Stephen Bowman ( Blake Band. The winner of 3 Brit Awards)
“Ah ah Graham Norton, I have Ethemia on my show… you don’t!” Gaby Roslin BBC London
“In a word… stunning! Ethemia is more on the level of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush’s tender and piquant duet…” Green Man Music Promotions
“Two utterly exceptional voices… absolutely fantastic!” Pete Brown Co-writer with rock supergroup ‘Cream’ (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker)
Two years after the release of his debut album ‘Parkas and Boots’, Rob Richings (robrichings.com) is right where he wants to be as a singer, songwriter and performer.
“I’ve had an amazing year,” says the rightly-enthusiastic Swindon native. “I had two theatre tours with Hazel O’Connor and Ramin Karimloo that were absolutely incredible, I learned such a lot. I then toured with the British rockabilly guitarist Darrel Higham and although musically totally different – great fun.”
Rob comes to the Shed in support of his new EP, ‘Lately I’ve Been Wondering’, set for release in September on Crescent Records. The lead track, ‘Be Alright’, is available for download from 10 August.
“The songs are all very different but they’re all linked by the highs and lows of being a musician,” says Rob. “It’s an unbeatable feeling, no matter whether it’s walking out on stage night after night or the months of silence when you don’t know where the next gig is coming from, playing music is where I feel most comfortable. It’s where I feel like me.”