Two friends of this blog are playing a show at the Union Chapel next Thursday.
Woodpigeon is the work of Canadian wonder Mark Hamilton. Mark is an excellent story teller; he constructs beautifully rich songs that hook you in with their stories and beautiful arrangements. Mark is one of the first musicians I met when I moved to London. He had a solo show at The Slaughtered Lamb in October 2008. When I first came to London I went to almost all my gigs by myself, so I was sitting on the couch drawing comics. Mark came to say hi and was very warm and friendly. He draws too. I’ve seen him play a few more times since then, incuding with a full band. It’s lovely. He has a new record out called ‘Die Stadt Muzikanten’, out now! Listen to some songs on his Myspace.
Secondly, the sweet and brilliant Laura Gibson is supporting. I love listening to Laura sing her beautifully delicate songs so carefully. She makes such beautiful sounds! Her voice in Union Chapel and the silences between words will be incredible.
Tickets and info here.