Wednesday 4th of October 2023, 7.30 PM

Laura Loriga + David John Morris

Sad House Daddy presents Laura Loriga & band live at London’s legendary Servant Jazz Quarters with support from David John Morris.

Laura Loriga is a singer and pianist from Bologna, who in the last fifteen years has been developing her work between Italy, the U.S. and the U.K. Her writing is based on piano, organ and voice, and it is often enriched by other electric and acoustic elements (including nyckelharpa, viola, harmonium and upright bass). The result is a series of dark and variegated compositions, whose roots belong to folk and classical tradition as well as to experimentation. With her project, Mimes of Wine, Loriga has released three records: ‘Apocalypse Sets In’ (2009), ‘Memories For The Unseen’ (2012) and ‘La Maison Verte’ (2016). Originally released on cassette in 2022, the album ‘Vever’ (God Unknown Records) is the first to be released under her own name and its vinyl & digital release in April this year saw it pick up rave reviews in both MOJO and PROG magazines. Performing tonight with her band, which features Andrea Giommi (Sons of Viljems, The Glass Key) on bass and Jem Doulton (The Thurston Moore Group, Róisín Murphy) on drums.

“Layered organs, drones, harmoniums and skittering drums underpin the singular chamber pop-folk of this Bologna singer-songwriter. Loriga’s uncanny textures shape dark ballads, akin to Sibylle Baier or Susanne Sundfør” – MOJO

David John Morris is best known for the five albums of his songs recorded as frontman and songwriter of the band Red River Dialect. He released his first solo record in May 2021 – ‘Monastic Love Songs’ – which collected together songs he wrote at the end of a nine month retreat in a Buddhist monastery in Nova Scotia, recorded at the Hotel2Tango studio in Montreal with Thierry Amar (Godspeed You Black Emperor) on bass and Thor Harris (Swans) on drums. UNCUT magazine described the album as “seductive and deeply involving, hard-hitting in the manner of Nick Drake’s ‘Pink Moon’ or Richard and Linda Thompson’s similarly spiritual ‘Pour Down Like Silver’”. Morris followed that album with 2022’s companion piece ‘Wyld Love Songs’, named for the shuttered Ross Wyld Care Home in Walthamstow where Morris lived throughout lockdown as part of a guardianship with 60+ roommates. Bandcamp wrote of the album: “The carefully observed writing… reveals Morris at the peak of his powers.”

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