Pons Aelius *

Pons Aelius *

11th September 2017


“If you get the chance to see Pons Aelius then bloody well do it because they are bloody marvellous.” -Dan Walsh, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year Nominee, 2016.

“Pons Aelius are a testament to the strength of the North East folk scene. With a healthy share of Scots, they’re the most exciting band to come out of Newcastle in a long time. Their musical style is a wild liberation from the ordinary that fits the post-trad generation like a glove. Their original material is skillful and sincere. I can’t wait to see where they’ll be in a few years time.” -David Foley, RURA.

After forming in mid-2014, Pons Aelius wasted no time making a name for themselves on the live circuit, winning a prestigious Danny Kyle award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in January. Since, they have stunned audiences with headline sets at Hexham Gathering, Sage Gateshead and Dentdale Music and Beer Festival, as well as making their first overseas trip to Norway’s Rauland Internasjonale Vinterfestival.

Now in their third year as a band, Pons Aelius have toured the UK three times and established a committed following with their reputation as one of the premier live acts in the North East. They have recently finished recording their debut album, which is set for release in the summer of 2017. Mixed by Matty Foulds at Caribou Recording and mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, it’s not to be missed!

Support: STAN HARVEY
Stan performs American Folk and Country both old and new, drawing on the best from the song writers of the ‘40s and 50’s (Woody Guthrie, Jack Elliott), right up to the present day (Tod Snider, Guy Clark). He accompanies himself on guitar but always chooses songs that stand up on their own without fancy instrumentation. “I like to let the song do the work. A good melodic song with strong vocals is what people remember most.” Stan has been a semi-regular performer at the club over the years with groups such as Trilogy, Jugfolk and Economy Seven while at the same time playing in several Rock, Pop and Country bands during a busy fifty-year musical career.

Tickets £11 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.
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