New Americana – Featuring Katy Hurt, The Loose Cut & Robbie Cavanagh
Strada Music represents some of the most established names in Folk, Roots, World, Jazz & Americana music. Now they are teaming up with The Milton Rooms to preview three of their most exciting acts on the one bill.
“Hurt’s voice takes Dolly Parton’s twang and Beth Ditto’s soul, wraps it all up in a basket with a bow before setting fire to it and leaving it on your door step.”
Emerging as one of the most prominent artists from the UK music scene, BCMA nominee Katy Hurt has won accolades such as the UK Country Music Spotlight Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Best EP, Best Song and Best Video and played major festivals such as ‘Country 2 Country’ at the O2 Arena, ‘Pilton Party’ on Glastonbury’s famed Pyramid Stage and the Isle of Wight festival.
Steeped in Country roots, but never one to simply yield to the traditional Nashville sound, Katy stretches the Country music genre in exciting new directions. Haunting Blues vocals, towering Country Rock guitars, even a Reggae vibe can be found in live performances.
Her songs straddle the line between Southern Rock, Modern Country and Americana and are upheld by buoyant and agile vocals.
The Loose Cut
“ …these guys dish out a gritty blues-fuelled indie-rock vibe that’s not a million miles away from the cooler side of Kings Of Leon.”
Leeds-based four piece The Loose Cut have been going from strength to strength since their emergence onto the local music scene in 2018. With an infectious energy – both on and off stage – the band are a powerhouse to be reckoned with, and in two short years they have built up a reputation for incendiary live performances that leave audiences baying for more.
Lead singer George Fayle’s vocals captivate audiences, demanding attention, layered over a velvety yet often grittier sound. Emerging from their triumphant sets at Reading & Leeds Festival in 2019 on the BBC Introducing Stage, their last single ‘Demons’ created such social media activity that it found itself included on Spotify’s “Hot New Bands” Playlist.
The band experimenting with new styles whilst still sticking to their rock ‘n’ roll roots – and represents the latest stage of a band that never stops evolving and refuses to stand still – think Beatles harmonies meets the fairground ride of riffs, hooks, and hellacious swagger of rock’s last remaining outlaws Queens of The Stone Age.
“One of my absolute favourite UK grassroots artists” ~ Bob Harris
A self confessed devotee of ‘real music’, Robbie Cavanagh is not defined by genres.
The only rules are good musicians, real instruments, great microphones, and performance with emotion, capturing sound, not producing it.
Robbie performs self penned, unscrubbed tales of heartbreak, loss, love and discovery, and when he puts pen to paper, he lives by his own words; ‘The more you wrestle with an idea, the more contrived it becomes’. Robbie writes with honesty, emotion, and most importantly, instinct.
Stepping out on stage with his long hair, Levi’s and stetson, a guitar over his shoulder and a well earned confidence in his chest, Robbie can hardly open his mouth without also opening his heart.
Performance is Robbie’s way of channelling emotion, with his passion and energy being incredibly contagious.