The Trials of Cato *

The Trials of Cato *

18th November 2019


Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, The Trials of Cato formed whilst living in Beirut, and spent a year boiling down the roots of their sound into a hybrid of traditional influences that intrigued Lebanese audiences in the country’s biggest venues. Returning home from Beirut in the winter of 2016, they have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene.

Back in the UK, they set to performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.” Musical development in the run up to their debut album proper was swift and sure, with Hide and Hair winning acclaim and receiving repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

Praised for the diversity of their material and influences, The Trials of Cato live show “invariably stuns audiences wherever they play.” (FATEA) Whether plying their trade busking, performing in front of thousands at festivals across Europe, or frequently selling out their own shows, The Trials of Cato have the wind behind them.

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. http://stanharvey.co.uk

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

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