Sarah McQuaid (+ support Natalie Holmes)
24 September 2017
Start times: 20:00
Tickets: £12Book tickets online
Part of Stroud Folk Weekend
Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). Her new album Walking Into White (2015) is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows. A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.
“Finding treasure feels great, and such is the case with musician Sarah McQuaid ... I've attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.” – The Huffington Post
“The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They’re measured and tranquil but they’re never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it’s all lovely.” – R2/Rock 'n' Reel
Natalie Holmes (Support)
Bristol-based singer/songwriter Natalie Holmes writes beautifully honest, level-headed pop/folk tunes brought to life with a delicately angelic voice on a canvas of acoustic guitar and piano. An independent artist building her fan base entirely from scratch, she kick-started her musical career by uploading songs and now has over a million hits on YouTube, thousands of subscribers and a loyal following on social media. Although just into her twenties, Natalie has clocked up three successful EP’s: The Simplest Things, Child and Over & Out, all of which featured in the iTunes and Top 10 Singer/Songwriter Charts.